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Panike
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   Posted 2/12/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello guys and gals how is everyone this evening!!! I hope all is well!! Here i go again!(Lol) I went to the Pdoc today to get started on another medicine since the paxil didnt work out and she perscribed Celexa 20MG.Dont know much about it but my husband has been on it for sometime now for depression.He said when he first started it he had minimum side effects and that it makes him feel alot better, which i can vouch for that on his behalf.I'm hoping that it will do the same for me! I'm always scared when it comes to taking a new med because you never know what to expect.But i'm trying to remain optimistic! Also i already told some of you i got a job today!! It's not much but it's a start.I'll be working at lil' general store as an cashier. I like the idea of it because i havent worked in a while due to my P/A and it's less than 3 blocks from my house i could walk if i wanted too.You guys know how being close to home can make you feel better when you have P/A. Also it's a low stress enviroment! So i figured this would be a good first start for me.It doesnt pay very much but its full time and i'll be getting paid every week.And who knows if i feel ok working there maybe in the near future i can move on to bigger and better things but right now since i havent been in the workforce in a while i think i need to start with baby steps! Luckily i was blessed with a husband who has a decent job and can support us financially so i dont have to be too worried about making alot of money right now. So i think everything will be ok! IF anyone would like to tell me stories about Celexa i woul greatly appreciate it! yeah tongue :-)

Mochiah
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   Posted 2/13/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I gave you my story in another thread.
Mochiah/a.k.a. Sue
cervical fusion 2006
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
MEDS:  Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and baclofen
 
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
 
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.


Aussieangel
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   Posted 2/13/2008 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope the celexa works well for you. I think that I may need a change but I'm also scared of some of the side effects you can have.
 
Congrats on getting a job, it's a starting point and baby steps is the way to go. I've just signed up with an employment agency that works with mentally ill people to find work.

Panike
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   Posted 2/13/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Really, thats great! I wonder if there is any angencies in the city where i live like that. I guess it would have to be something i would have to look into! What kind of medicines are you taking now aussie? Why do you think you need a change? Is it not working for you anymore? Thank-you for the congrats!

stkitt
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   Posted 2/13/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Panike, HI there sweetie.  Try not to anticipate any side effects and if you do feel a bit of something keep it in context and don't let it scare the heck out of you.  It will go away unless it is a bad reaction and that you will know.

Congrats to you..............your the lady of the hour. :-)

Hugs
Kitt


 
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katy_33
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   Posted 2/13/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATS PANIKE!!!I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT ALONG WITH MAKING SOME BUCKS AND KEEPING YOU BUSY TOO.
HUGS
KATY
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert


Panike
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   Posted 2/13/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt and Kate! I love you Guys and everyone else too!!! My first day was pretty decent! I didn't get anxious not one time and we were kind of busy! The people who i work with are pretty nice also. I stayed busy so time went by relatively quick and i was able to go home on my luch break. I hope tommorrow will be equally as good or better! Kitt i will try not to let any of the side effects discourage me.I will try to be patient and wait for any side efects i may have to subside.Today was my first day on the celexa and i didnt feel anything unusual so hopefully things will go over smooth! NO, iam not the woman of the hour,you are!(lol) how is your hubby,did you find out anything today? Great Big Hugs to katy and Kitt !!!!!

stkitt
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   Posted 2/14/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Panike,

Home on your lunch hour is great.  Gives you some breathing space and a chance to recoup.  Glad it is going well so far.  I amso proud of you...........look at you, out working, no panic attack and staying in the moment.  That is great.

Hubby ok at this point, started on a med and will redo lab in 2 weeks time.

Hugs to you all.
Kitt


 
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Panike
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   Posted 2/16/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You Kitt and BabyT. Everything is still going pretty good but i'm scared to be happy.I know that probably sounds stupid! I'm not use to feeling good! So when i feel good and everything is going well i'm always waiting on something or someone to come around and ruin it,if you know what i mean! the celexa is working well,really no side effects.Nothing major anyway.I've still been pretty calm at work even when it's really busy and i'm enjoying the job and being away from home for a change! Right now i can truely say i have nothing to be down about.Although i'm greatful i'm just wondering when something is going to happen.Kitt i'm glad to hear that your hubby is doing ok.Did you ever say what the last Labs revealed or is it something you rather not share.I haven't been on much lately so i dont know if you said anything or not! I'm glad to hear both of you girls are doing ok!!! Love you both!!! Talk to you later!

Sadsong
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   Posted 2/18/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Panike,

Congrats on your new job and staying calm and in the moment! Way to go girl! But, please try not to worry about being happy. Just enjoy it - you deserve it! I know that's easier said than done, but if you feel happy - smile! And others will smile with you! Happiness is contaigous! :)

Oh, and I've been on celexa for about 6 months now for depression. It's worked wonders and has even helps my anxiety. I'm actually dating again - something I haven't done in almost two years! And just met a great guy, who is sweet, caring, and geniune.

Best of luck!
Sadsong

lalala16
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   Posted 2/18/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE JOB!!!!!!!!!

Sometimes my anxiety hits me while I'm at work and other times it completely distracts me so that is a good thing and hopefully it will do the same for you.

The best is on days that I don't want to even get out of bed, it gives me reason to. My job has helped me from letting my anxiety COMPLETELY take over my life (although it has affected most of it as you know! ha ha).

I just want to say congratulations again and thank you for all of the support you have given me!

Panike
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   Posted 2/18/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone!!! I was off today so i caught up on laundry and everything,you guys know how that is i bet!So far i am still doing good! I will try to take your advice SadSong about trying not to think about the happiness and enjoy the moment.This living in the moment and taking life day to day has really been working for me guys,i think i will stick with it! Congragulations on the new BF and doing so well on the celexa SadSong! Thinking back to when i use to date it was always fun to meet a new person and have someone new to talk to! I hope everything goes well with the dating thing! LaLa thank you so much sweety! I hope the advice i have offered you has helped you in some kind of way and i agree getting out working everyday does help with the anxiety, it kind of puts a little bit of normalness in your life,if there is even such a word.(lol) You know with this anxiety thing you always feel abnormal but when i'm at work i dont feel so abnormal.I'm glad you find some peace in being at work LaLa. And for my sweet BabyT i understood exactly what you meant about what your PDoc said.I'm glad i'm not the only one that doesnt know how to take being happy,i thought i was weird for that. It is kind of strange though that being happy would scare someone,but it's more sad than anything that we live in such a sad stressful world that people have forgotten how to even be happy! And when they are their always anticipating something bad to come along and ruin it,i wish we could live in a better world!!! Sorry i just got sad fro a minute there guys! But i really do wish that ,if you guys know what i mean?Thanks again everyone I hope i didnt leave anyone out! Talk to you guys later!!
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