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Sera Smiles
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   Posted 7/15/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello-  I am in real trouble. My husband is out of the country, I am probably 3 days late in asking for this help. I seriously need someone to talk to. I am not suicidal, I just feel that I am really and truly unable to care for myself like this. My blood sugar is too low, I am at least 3 days with meds messed up, I can't eat- I can't keep anything down, I am dehydrated, I have fallen badly about 4 times, I am covered with bruises and bloody spots. I am alone, only been here 3 months. I am thinking  about going to the ER, but I can't drive. I am feeling anxiety, but I usually don't have that issue. I feel unsafe for some reason. I can barely type due to the shaking. I don't know when the last night of good sleep I have had. I just can't get it under control. I can't stop crying and I  \am unable to reel it in. Thank you so much.
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GamJill
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   Posted 7/15/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Sera- Wow, so what is going on??
Do you have a neighbor or any family/friends that can take you to the ER? Things do not sound right. Could you be reacting to medication? GamJill
 
 
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 7/15/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Sera,
Take some deep breaths and try these things right now. They will help.

Dehydration and electrolyte depletion can goof you up totally. If you have any orange juice or bananas in the house, have a small amount of juice or 1/2 a banana. Gatorade would be the perfect answer... but I don't suppose you have any of that?
If you have soda crackers nibble on those a bit. Drink small sips of cool (not cold) water.

Call a neighbor and ask them to get you some help. You may not need to go to the ER, just get some Gatorade into you, but have someone else help you decide. If you don't have anyone to call you could take a taxi to the hospital and avoid the whole ambulance / cost / insurance hassle. Wish I could be more helpful...
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Another idea...if you can't find someone to help then call your local Crisis Hotline. They will get you the help you need. Please Sera...don't let this continue. Feel free to email me if you'd like. Do not stay alone any longer...you need help.

Loves and hugs,
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Sherrine
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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Sera, how are your meds messed up?  Is it because you are having trouble eating?  The Gatorade is what you really seem to need.  Perhaps a neighbor has some and will let you have some.  Once the blood sugar gets higher you will feel better.  I shake when my blood sugar is too low and have even more trouble thinking.
 
Once you stabilize, you should eat several small meals a day until  you learn what you need to eat to keep the blood sugar in a good range.  
 
If you need to talk, just email me and I'll be glad to help you.
 
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QTKaren
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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Please Sera follow what these good ppl say, we are so worried about you!! and if things are just too hard for that please dont hesitate to call 911,they will send the help you need. I know its embarrassing and exspensive to make a call like that but you are talking about your life here and nothing is more important then that. Do go to a nieghbor if possible,do whatever it takes for you to be safe and well.

Soft Hug's,
Karen
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Marlee2
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   Posted 7/16/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Sera, I hope your better this morning. Let us know how your doing. I hope your hubby gets back soon. How frightening to be alone and feeling so sick.
 
I hope your sleeping. But please do let us know how your doing.
 
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Sera Smiles
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   Posted 7/16/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey eve3ry9oine-ngosh spelling optional toeay. I think I am doing somebetter. Thank you all for being a true lkifeline for me last night. I don't know that I have ever been that out of control. I know I have to eat but the thought makes me gross out. This morning I found a small hunk of dried up cheese and some old saltines, I worked on that between about 2 and 6, with szome diet sprite. Now I have to find something else. Your ideas were all good ones. I have new neighbors- three young bachelors, I'll bet they can help me with the gatorade. If not that specifically what else could I drink. I am sipping on some low fat milk and more water. Myy meds are messed up because I have just been so tired and exhausted really- and I am not sleeping, mostly I haven't been able to tell what day it is whenever I do sleep and wake. I never kniow what time it is and I can't remember when I tooks meds last, so I have lost all control of that over at least 4 days.cymbalta and HPB I am concerned with. I think I should be in the hospital. I'm gonna try and bounce back, but if I go0 through tonjite what was happening yesterday, I don't know if I can do it. I know I am not oriented, I'm feeling anxious and afraid to be here alone. I think I keep hearing someone in here, but I don't. I feel that I am decompensating fast. I have this sense of doom, like I am trapped with it, and all it wants me to do is be afraid of it. I've been a victim of sexual assualt years ago and all of that is back- zoom! I hate this and \I am so tired fighting something that only I can see. nThank you again for your caring. I'll be turning to you again tongith. But i will find a crisis hotline number just in case.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 7/16/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sera, I think you need to get some help before tonight hon. If your this out of it you need to find out what is going on. I know only too well what panic attacks are but there seems to be more to this. It's better to get help now than wait til it gets worse.
 
You said you have only lived there for three months how far away is family and friends??? If nothing else call the ER and ask them what you should do. I'm sure they are going to say to get in there to be checked out. Call a taxi if you don't want the big hopla of calling 911.
 
I know I won't rest easy tonight if you don't get checked out. We really do care. yeah
 
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Gamma
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   Posted 7/16/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Sera,

You have got to get this under control and quickly.  After 51 years of having fibro I have been through just about everything, including what you are going through now.  I believe that you are having a bad reaction to one or more of your meds.  This can happen even if you have been on the same meds for some time.  Call your doctor's office!  If you can't get thru to them, go to the ER.  Call a neighbor, a cab, your minister or priest, anybody, but get someone to be with you.  In the mean time I agree with the gatorade, also try some warm broth or a cup of tea with honey in it.  I know that it is an old remedy, but warm milk helps a lot of people get to sleep.  Put on some soothing music, close your eyes and try to relax.  Put your meds on the counter and put a tablet and pencil right next to them.   Write down what time you have to take your meds and cross off each time as you take your meds.  You can do this!  You will be fine.  We all believe in you and are here to give you support, but right now you need someone to be there physically with you.

I know it is hard to have your husband gone and be the new kid on the block.  Been there.  You have to reach out, other wise no one will know that you need help.


Gentle hugs,
 
Gamma
 
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QTKaren
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   Posted 7/16/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sera,
 
I dont know how long ago your assult was but I do know that it causes post tramatic stress and it can manifest itself at anytime even years later.  I know what I am talking about on this one.  I too,am a surviver of sexual assult.  This was many years ago and very violent,I had to be hospitalized and have surgery and went through a very public trial but I recently was seeing a counselor again because I was having nightmares and couldnt sleep again.  It was like things had happened only yesterday,very real and terrifying for me.  At one time not long after the assult I was so sleep deprived that my then husband found me huddled in the corner of our bedroom so out of it that I thought the ceiling fan had come off and was trying to decapitate me.  I know what its like to be so paraniod to have all the windows and doors locked and the drapes pulled and still think someone was coming to get you,jumping at every noise.  As the other ladies said,you can't do this alone you need to have someone with you and you need to get treatment now.  Some of the way you are feeling could be from suddenly stopping some of your meds and add to that low blood sugar and lack of decent food and your in big trouble.  I am so sorry that this is happening to you and that your hubby isnt with you but you have to reach out to anyone you can in order to get better.  Dont fool yourself into the" just one more day" thing,dont wait, do it now Sera.  If you can reach out to us you can reach out to someone that is physically near you.  You will get through this.  Please get help.
 
Karen
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entee
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   Posted 7/16/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sera, I just want to add my thoughts to all the others you've received. There are a lot of us out here who care and you need to remember that your life is valuable to God. I've been praying for you and I'm sure many others are, too, and we'll continue until we hear that you've found some help. Are you able to at least talk to your husband on the phone even though he's out of the country? Also, I would definitely agree that you should call your dr. today instead of waiting until tonight to see if the same thing happens. If you are a member of a church, possibly you could call the pastor and use some of the church's resources to help you. Not knowing your whole situation, these are just a few suggestions, but just remember that there IS an answer available for you. Don't give up until you find it!!

Lots of hugs for you!! Nancy
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Sera Smiles
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   Posted 7/16/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey again- I did call two places and they both said what you all are saying. Still, I'm terrified of going to the ER. When I called one doc, I had to s-p-e-l-l fibro and try to explain it a little. She was a very nice person, its just that she didn't know what FM was. I don't think I can take some strangers coming to my house and not understanding what they can't see. The ER is too far for me to drive, I don't belong behind the wheel of a car right now. If I just new someone here. darn it!! I just used my GPS to see where they are- only 5 miles! I need your guidance before I take off driving there. Thank you all again- I am listening to you and trying to do the \best I can.
"Its never too late to be who you might have been" George Eliot


Gamma
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   Posted 7/16/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Sera,

You're right, you don't belong behind the wheel of a car.  Don't be afraid of going to the ER.  Look at it this way, you will get the help you need and you can ask there if they can refer you to a doctor in the area who deals with fibro patients.  I take it you don't already have a doc there.

Call a cab. Or go next door to your neighbor and just explain that you are feeling really ill and need to go to the ER.  If it is only 5 mile, they would probably be glad to help.  Remember, they don't know that you need help, they can't read minds.  Give your neighbors a little credit, they would probably want to help.


Gentle hugs,
 
Gamma
 
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