Afraid to take new drug...

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ryleigh
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   Posted 4/1/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello All,  Well most of you know that I am a baby when it comes to trying new drugs..  I have mirtazapine that I am suppose to try.. I keep putting it off.. I am so afraid to try it because if it does not work that means this is my life..  I don't know if I can face that.. I am not asking for much.. I just want to be normal..  Just to take my kids places and not freak out.. Enjoy this simple things in life that everyone else takes for granted.. Sorry to be so down.. I am so tired of being this way... I am getting all the laudry done and the whole house clean, because if I try this drug tonight I feel like I am going to be a zombie for awhile..  I really want to give this drug a good try..  What happens with me is I try it and if I feel sick I quit after one or two days..  I wanted to give this drug a month try..  Anyway please pray for me... Thanks so much...

Ryleigh


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   Posted 4/1/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
hugs, you'll be just fine.

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/1/2007 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Mirtzapine (Remeron) is a good drug.I have been on it for 4 or 5 years.I have been on many antideoressants & by far this one is the best.......
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   Posted 4/1/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Mirtazipine is a good drug - I know a few people who take it. Please, if you do get any side effects (which you might not), stick it out as they will go away. Also, try not to look for side effects. Sometimes if you expect them, you will get anxious and then anxiety will mimic side effects. I did this once, I got so anxious about starting a med, I felt so sick and I believed the med was making me feel sick when infact, it was my anxiety. Just be aware of this.

You will be fine. Take care.

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   Posted 4/1/2007 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((Ryleigh)))))
The way I see it, you haven't got much to lose.... You might actually have a whole lot to gain. Keeping a positive attitude is key. If it doesn't work then you try something else. Don't give up. Eventually you will find something that works for you.
Like you said, give the med time to work. Take the dosage as prescribed and unless you are having severe side effects stick to it.
Please don't think this is the end of the line. You deserve to be healthy and believe that one day you will be. This med could be it.
Good luck! You will be in my thoughts. Let us know how it works out. :-)
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   Posted 4/2/2007 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't think that if this drug doesn't work, you're doomed for life. New drugs come out every year, and I suspect that one day in our lifetimes, they will find a drug to treat most people's IBS, so don't think this is the end. Just take it and see what happens. Even if it doesn't cure you completely, it may do enough that you can function normally the vast majority of the time.

Did I recommend to you the FlyLady? If not, check her out at www.flylady.org. She has good sense and good rules to follow and she helps me keep our house from not being a complete disaster area all the time. And a lot of her cleaning principals can be applied to just life in general when you are struggling to do something. "You can do anything for 15 minutes!" A lot of people with bad health and mental problems have gotten help from her principals.

ryleigh
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   Posted 4/2/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone..  Still have not tried it.. Just waiting for the right day.. I hope that comes soon..  My family is planing a Disney Trip in June..  We are celebrating my nephew being done with treatment for leukemia..  He is 5 years old and has been in treatment for 3 years.. I want to be ok by then.. I just want to go and have fun with my kids.. Just to see there faces when they see the castle at Disney.. I just want to be well.. Thanks again..

Ryleigh


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   Posted 4/2/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Ryleigh,
I just got back from Disneyland! You are going at the perfect time... Fantasmic has been postponed until June. I was so upset when I found out. Anyway, what great news about your nephew!! Hopefully you and your family will have a fabulous time. Take lots of Imodium just in case.
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   Posted 4/3/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitely lots of immodium. We went in July of one year and the wait in line for Splash Mountain was right at two hours. Other popular rides were about an hour to an hour and a half. There was usually no waiting at the educational "rides" in the Future section. If you're going to see Mickey, wait to do it late in the day. They used to have him at his house all day long, but if you go at night, when the crowds are getting thinned out, you don't have such a wait. I was like third in line because we waited until well after dark. My mother and I also found that the fireworks display (I don't know if they still do that) was a great time to ride rides as everyone was busy watching the fireworks.

Even if you don't feel up to standing in line for two hours for a ride, you can always trade up kids with your husband. Let him take one (or more) and go do the waiting-in-line thing for rides, while you take another one (or more) and ride around the park on the train and go see the shows and educational bits that don't require you to be stuck in one place for a long time, and then you guys can met up somewhere for lunch and trade out kids; he can take your set on the rides and you can take his set to the shows. Then if it does thin out in the evening, you can take a shot at going on some rides too. The kids will enjoy having some quality mom or dad time away from their sibilings too and both of you should be less stressed since you'll deal with less kids at one time. Epcot, on the other hand, doesn't require much waiting in line, so you can all do that together.

Oh, and they do have first aid stations around the parks if you need to go somewhere cool, get some water, take some more immodium, have a sit, etc. My mother got sick at Epcot on our second trip down there (we suspect food poisioning from her turkey sandwich the day before at Disney World--avoid turkey sandwiches!)

Don't go to MGM. That was so disappointing; there was hardly anything there to see; while my mother and I stayed at Disney World until they closed it at midnight or 1 am, we left MGM at about 2 in the afternoon. We wished we had spent the day at a waterpark instead. They didn't have the Wild Kingdom park when I was there, but I've heard good things. You might want to check and see how long you are on the bus or jeep or whatever, though, just in case it's a long time until a pit stop.

That's great news about your nephew. I used to watch some of the St. Jude's specials on tv; it's so sad that children so young have to be so sick and bear such a burden. You might find this trip a good time to spend some quality aunt time with him, since he may not have the energy that your healthy children have. You two can be sick buddies together. Commiserating with someone else who understands what it's like to be sick or to hurt all the time makes you feel not so bad. Haven't figured out why, but it does. Plus you don't feel so left out and don't feel like you're dragging everyone else down too when you have someone else who can't do as much. You probably can make each other feel better.

Also, check online and/or in some of the guide books made just for the park; I have heard that Disney will do special things for sick and handicapped children, like setting up a personal meeting with Mickey, souviners, even letting some handicapped or very sick children get their own tour guide who bumps them to the head of the line at rides since they are too sick to wait it out. So see if they will arrange anything special for your nephew; what a treat that would be!

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   Posted 4/3/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Ryleigh,
They have fastpass!!! I almost forgot. If you don't want to wait in the long lines (Indian Jones, Space Mountain, etc.) you can get a fastpass and then show up inside your alloted time window! :-)
Universal Studios is fun too!
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ryleigh
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   Posted 4/3/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone!!! you guys are great!!  Guess what.. I left the house today!! I went about 4 miles from my house by myself and got a haircut.. My first one in 9 months.. I kept saying to myself... What is the worst that could happen.. So what if I get pain.. SO WHAT!!!!! haha  I did it..  Well anyway it was a big thing for me..  Small steps.. I am trying to do them so when Disney comes around I will be a little bit better.. Take Care...

Ryleigh


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   Posted 4/3/2007 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   

yeah  Yahoo!!!!  Way to go, ryleigh!  Little by little you will venture out further and for longer time periods.

Do I detect the attitude of someone who is keeping up with the IBS research study?  Lots of good info from them!

Keep up the positive attitude.  J


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