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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/4/2006 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am in a deep depression with anxiety.  I was doing really good because I found a med combo (Wellbutrin and Lexapro) that was helping me.  Then, because of the financial burden a little over a month ago I went off of Welbutrin and was just taking the Lexapro.  The next time I saw my psych doc she said "you cannot take Lexapro anymore because you take too many triptans for your migraines."  Since I was feeling okay, I didn't even question this decision.  about a week and a half later, I crashed - anxiety and crying spells.  I called her and she said that I still could not take Lexapro.  She told me to start taking double the amount of Wellbutrin (300mg).  I also called the pharmacist who told me that I should have been "weaned" off of the Lexapro.  Although my psyche doc did not tell me to do so I have taken 5mg Lexapro every other day to wean myself off (2x).  I am in deep depression again and I wake up with anxiety and don't want to move.  I am unemployed now and this has depression is killing me.  This has been going on for so long now, I just don't know what to do anymore.  I called my regular MD with an urgent message.  I know that I need to find a new psyche but I am overwhelmed now and just need to feel well enough to function.  Please, if you pray, say a little prayer for me.  I need help from above.  Has anybody experienced something like this?  What should I do?  What should I expect? 
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen."
 
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   Posted 12/4/2006 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Oh hun I'm so sorry you are having to go thru this. I do think I would get another oppion on this being weaned off of the Lexapro or bring it up to your psych. Please try to hang in there and keep us posted on how your doing hun. You are in my thought and prayers.
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/4/2006 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an appt. with my primary care physician this afternoon. I know that I should not take matters into my own hands but I do not trust my psyche doc and I can afford to get any worse. I didn't know where to turn so I called my reg. doc. He is not the one who is prescribing the meds but I hope that he will have some advice about what to do.
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 12/4/2006 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   

  I'm sorry that you are going though this and I hope that your doctor will help u feel better soon

  But maybe I can give you a good laugh and belive it or not this really did happen.

  Me and a buddy of mine where up hunting for black bear in the hills here and it was starting to get late so we started on down to the truck, on the way down my buddy decided to take a short cut down a rock slide of shale rocks and I when't around it. Half way down I heard my buddy yealing for me so I cut though the trail to the rock slide and found him there bleeding with a rock that had cut though him as he was sliding down, now the rock had missed his boys but got him in the butt cutting the pooper tube. I had to pull the rock out and used his coat as a diaper so to speak keeping it tight to help stop the bleeding and helped him on down to the truck and in the back of the bed and drove him to the hospital as fast as I could and that when we found out that he had cut his pooper tube and was there for 3 days after getting fix up and on fluid only diet for 2 weeks after. He would kill me if he new I was telling you this, but we both get a good laugh out of this for time to time.

  I know when I'm down I like to think of some of the funnyist stuff that has happed in my life and it really helps.

Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 12/4/2006 3:24:36 PM (GMT-7)


Annuk
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   Posted 12/4/2006 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hopeful,

Sorry to hear that you are going through this. By way of explanation about your meds, I don't know if you know but it has now been found that with certain anti-depressants they can cause serious problems when mixed with triptans. This is called 'Serotonin Syndrome'!!

However, your Doc should be able to find you something that doesn't clash in the same way. I wish you all the best when you see your Doc.

take care

Ann

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   Posted 12/4/2006 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hopeful, I am so very sorry that your going through such a hard time. I hope that your meds situation gets straighted out. I do not know much about taking meds, so I am sorry I can't offer any helpful advise. But, I can pray for you, and will. I will pray that God will put you at ease and lift up your spirits. I pray that he will give you the strength to get through this. You are not alone, so please know that you are being prayed for. You are in God's hands.

Beth

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/4/2006 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave -- thank you for the lovely visual.  I must say I was experiencing a "different" emotion while reading that.  LOL!
 
Anne - yes, this "serotonin syndrome" is the problem.  I went to my regular MD this afternoon and he agreed that I should not take this.  He has seen one case of it and it is not pretty.  He also said that it can be fatal and not to risk it.  The problem is that I cannot take amitryptiline (sp?) either because I have the "occular hypertension."  I believe that taking the amitryptiline and topamax in the past actually "caused" the high eye pressure. 
 
BethAnne - I want to welcome you to HealingWell.  We are so glad to have you here.  Thank you so very much for your prayers.
 
 
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   Posted 12/4/2006 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopeful...Hope thinsg start looking up for you.
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freezinginAK
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   Posted 12/4/2006 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   

 Sorry I know it was a odd happening with my buddy, but everytime I think about it I just have to laugh about it.

hope your feeling better

dave


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   Posted 12/5/2006 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hopeful, you seem to getting stuffed around medication wise...sorry to hear that, and that you feel so low.  I remember a time when I couldn't get out of bed, literally paralized with fear and misery.  It always passes, but the medication woes will certainly not be helping.  I'm thinking and praying for you and hope things "balance" out again soon.  Dave, thanks for the story... :-)
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/5/2006 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, everyone for your support. My State disability ran out on the 30th and I'm missing a check (oh my god, here we go again). I've been looking for employment because I have to. When I first started the job search I had to crawl. I too was paralyzed with fear and misery. Now, unfortunately none of my job prospects have panned out and I'm back to square one. I am so weary and depressed. I try to be thankful for every little thing that I can though and I try not to get "ahead" of myself in my thoughts. I believe that taking me off of my Lexapro was the worst thing that could have happened to me. I can't seem to catch a break. I'm hanging on by a thread. Your prayers are appreciated. Thanks, again.
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Twiggygal
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   Posted 12/5/2006 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Oooh hopeful!!! *HUGS* I'm so sorry you're going through this!!! I can't believe she just wanted you to quit the Lex cold turkey!!! Hasn't she ever heard of withdrawel? Want me to smack her for ya? LOL

Well hopeful... I would definatley say.. breathe.. try to stay positive.. and hopefully upping the dose of the Wellbutrin will help. I'm praying it will help.

I know the feeling of waking up so panicky you don't want to move because you fear it may cause more.. but just do breathing techniques.. try and exercise a little and drink lots of water...

Try to get your mind off things with reading or a nice bubble bath.. something *HUGS*

I'm here for you!!!!

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/5/2006 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry hun you know I have been ill and I was hoping after I had talked to you that you were going to be okay with the finding out what the problem was
JESSHHH....dont these docs get it we are not guinea pigs wwe cannot be taking all kinds of meds that dont work with other meds
You sounded so good that day I thought thigs were better for you
I have had a headache from Hades
This med (s) that you take for migrane are they to stop them or help stop them from coming on altogether??
I am so sorry know I am here for you and if you need to talk let me know okay I am here as long as I am able as well
Seems we are all getting it at once doesnt it
Sorry sis
prayers and thoughts are with you
God Bless
Luvs
Lyn
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/5/2006 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Twiggy & Lyn. I'm really worried and for good reason. I thought I would secure employment by the end of the month. I have registered with a few agencies and they have told me that it is very slow right now (other than clerical positions). My stomach is in knots and I have crying spells. I'm doing everything I can in spite of the depression and anxiety, it's in my bones, it's chemical. I can feel the difference. I pray that the Wellbutrin is going to be sufficient. It's a shame because my body responded the best to Lexapro and now I can't take it. I feel like I can't catch a break and I don't understand what's going on. I don't have the answers. Time has run out so I will apply for SSI disability. That will take some time though. Big, stressful changes ahead for me. I'm hanging on by a thread. If only I could get a job, I would feel so much better, migraines and all.
Lyn, I'm sorry to hear that you've been ill. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless.
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   Posted 12/5/2006 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I spent 14 months unemployed. No insurance, no meds for my depression, anxiety or crohn's. I live alone and it was awful, I almost lost everything and had to file bankruptcy. I hit the deepest major depression I could have. I know how hard this situation can be and while I can't help you I am hoping that your situation turns around for you soon.

Apply for all the jobs you can, even out of your field. Good luck with the disability.

Bethers36
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   Posted 12/5/2006 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
 I am so sorry for what you are going through. I have been in your shoes and it's not a fun place to be. I am so sorry. I hope you can get on the right meds soon and feeling better soon. Hugs and prayers.
Bethers

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/5/2006 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks bluemeanies and Bethers, how did you turn things around? I need some inspiration.
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/6/2006 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Keeps getting worse. I just got a letter from my Landlord and my lease expires Dec. 31st not Jan. 31st. With my body and my state of mind I have no idea how I am going to deal with all of these changes at the same time. I am in a state of total and utter fear and panic. I know that God will see me through this but my humanly body and spirit are so exhausted and wreaked w/ pain already I just don't know why I have to suffer so much. I don't have any choice but to push through but I'm really scared about being able to manage all of this at the same time. If you pray, please pray that God would open a door of employment soon and that a room/roommate would come about easily. I am anxious over this. 1 of the things I feared (not finding employment b/f disability income ran out) has already happened and the other is housing. I have no income at this point so I am in a very difficult position to move.
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   Posted 12/6/2006 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Where abouts are you located? are there any local places that could help you out?
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/6/2006 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in Southern California - Orange County. I am going to have to go to the community churches and apply for SSI disability. I have three or four doctors and none of them want to take me on because I have co-morbid conditions. I have a job interview today with a staffing agency and the company that interviewed me three times called today - a different branch manager called me so that is a compliment. I pray that something happens quickly as I feel like I'm on quicksand.
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   Posted 12/6/2006 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Is your lease not renewable
I am so sorry hun I am not well but I will try to call okay
I had to have Howie come get me today at market as I was sick and had Dad but I will try and talk with you
Dang I wish I could help I feel so bad
Luvs
Lyn
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   Posted 12/6/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopeful, my heart goes out to you, I wish you lived in australia..you could have my spare room for as long as you liked!!  But that's not going to help is it? I'm praying this interview goes well, really praying that you get a flatmate/place to live.  I also want to give your landlord a smack (and those doctors to boot).  You really are amazing!!! It may seem like you are treading water right now but you will get through this.  Best of luck, seriously.  (((hugs)))

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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/6/2006 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Lyn - don't worry about me - just get well.  Did you get my e-card?  I was hoping to cheer you up a bit.
 
Nervymeg, thank you for yiour kind spirit.  Where is a nervymeg here in SoCal?  I've been through my entire address book, family, aquaintences, etc.  Even my church!  Somehow, some way, God is going to get me through this.
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hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/6/2006 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
P.S. Lyn - to answer your questions the "triptan" is Immitrex. The normal prescribed amount is 9 pills but since I have chronic migraine, I take up to twice the amount every month. Triptans are serotonin antagonists and SSRI antidepressants are serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Serotonin syndrome can shut the body down and it can be fatal. I went to the neuro tody and she said that I need to try another "preventative." She put me on Neurontin. It is "off label" for migraine. I hope I do well on it. I can't afford med toxicity at this time. I'm kinda scared to even take it.

Nervymeg - see above
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nervymeg
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   Posted 12/6/2006 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
still praying hopeful....any luck with job interviews?? All fingers and toes crossed ((((hugs)))))

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