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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 12/7/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I was never what you could call a "regular" member in here, but I came in when I could. I've been stuck in a really abusive relationship for the last six months. I was too ill to say no or argue and just did whatever she wanted, and that included not using the forums, including this one, that I was a member of. I finally got out, albeit rather traumatized, and I wanted to come back here and let you all know how I'm getting on.

The pain is a bit worse than it was when I was last here. My GP and I decided to try and reduce my pain meds and see if I remained stable. I did not. It'll probably be increased back to what it was when I see my GP on the 15th.

My sleep problems have been treated with a combination of mirtazapine (remeron) and zolpidem (ambien) and they're working pretty well together, and have done for the past month or so, so I'm not quite as sleep deprived as I was before. The mirtazapine is starting to work on my depression as well, not significantly, but I'm seeing my psychiatrist on the 15th as well, so I might make some progress there. My anxiety has been through the roof for obvious reasons since I staged my daring escape from the claws of my ex, and I'm not really sure where to go on that. I have a small supply of 2mg Diazepam (Valium) tablets, but I'm trying not to use them in case I run out and have an absolute breakdown and have none left. Because that would really not be good for me lol!

Anyway, there's my update. I hope that you've all had a relatively pain free six months, and it's lovely to see you all again.

Best Wishes,

Chris xxxxxx

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9258
   Posted 12/7/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chris!

And welcome back. I remember your situation but no way could I remember your name. Either way I'm very glad you are out of a bad situation and trying to get on with your life. Anxiety is a cause of pain all by itself. But throw is anything else and you are in for some real discomfort.

I think you're very wise to be seeing a psychiatrist so you can sort things out and find some peace in your life. You sure do deserve it!

Warm hugs,
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“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein

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Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 200
   Posted 12/8/2010 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chris,

I wasn't here when you were posting, But I look forward to getting to know you :)

glad your out of that bad relationship now and hopefully you can sort everything out!!

15 years old,
Chronic stomach pain with no diagnosis yet and lots of other things.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 12/8/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopefully, things will now start getting better for you, don't look back
ever, just move forward and take each day as best you can.
Well wishes and prayers
Healing Hugz
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