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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 3/29/2011 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Honey
 
Just checking in with you to see how U R doing.  I was thinking about you and wondering if you had a restful night.  Please let us know.  Did you tell your husband about your issues?  i hope you did.  Keep us informed.
 
Soft Hugs
 
Betsey

_Christina
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   Posted 3/29/2011 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning
I did have a good night's rest.  I am thankfull for the ambien that I get to take each night. With my CPap I am able to shut down for several hours without worry laying awake or waking lots of times through the night.
 
I was not able to tell my husband about what is going on because he doesn't even come home for another hour and a half.  He leaves his phone in a locker on silent and is only avaliable if I call the hospital directly and have him paged.  When he does come home he will be exausted beyond giving good reactions, will have 3 hours to get some sleep before going to class today.  When he gets home at six I leaave for bible study and will get back at about 8.  That's when I will be able to talk to him.  Things will be different in 6 weeks when he graduates, but until then I cannot depend on him for support.
 
I woke up and I did not feel pain at all until I started to stand and walk accross the house to wake my kids for school.  Stiff but no pain.  about the 3rd step one anckle kicked in, then both hips, then my other anckle and knee. As I type my shoulder and elbow and fingers joined in.  I was awake 10 minutes before they all chimed in together.  But I woke up and felt no pain until I moved.
 
2 1/2 hours till I see my psychiatrist.  I have a great relationship with her, and trust her a lot.  When I have to list my doctors for other doctors I hear good things about her, so she is well respected in our area.
 
It feels so good to be checked up on, because for a little while this IS my support system.  Out here I am very much on my own in dealing with my pain, and my emotions, and the doctors visits.  My friends are having their own issues, and some have wondered aloud why when they have come to bail me out when I have problems, why I haven't stepped in more when they have problems.  I do what I can, but can't so much becaue I am limited by my own issues.
 
I need to get up and eat so I can take meds. I've noticed that I turn here every chance I get, and today I looked it up before I did anything else.  I shoke the kids out of bed and sat down to look here right away. I'm gonna eat and get dressed and check back before I go in to see my psyc.
Christina

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 3/29/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Christina

How was the doctors visit? Did you get a change in your meds? Let us know.

Thinking of you and soft hugs

Betsey

_Christina
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   Posted 3/29/2011 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I went, and showed it all to her.  We had to try to figure out if what I felt was a depression or a sign of increased anxiety.  It's really hard to figure out sometimes.  She asked me what I felt like I meeded and I told her I don't know what I need, but what I have is not right.
What she ended up doing was decrease the Cymbalta from 60mg to 30mg and come back in one week.  Another option would have been to increase the mood stableizer, but that would take at least 8 weeks to take effect.  Decreasing the anxiety by decreasing the antidepressant is a standard move for me in the spring, but usually it a eauphoric hypomanic that trigers that with the increased sunlight.  This dysphoric anxiety, feeling of loss and instability is diffrent.  changing the Cymbalta should show results within a week.  it not, she thought that an option might be to increase the moodsablizer, then increase the cymbalta.  That would be a 4-5 month process.
I should now call the PM and let them know that the cymbalta will be decreased because that could affect pain tolerance and medication levels.
I wish there was a way I could just email all the offices and cc them so everyone has the same information.
I got home from the appt hurting all over.  Worse than yesterday.  I am fully medicated up and have topicals on and heatpads and pillows stuffed arround me and I still am uncomfortable.  I am in more pain whenI have to move to get something, but if I stay still it is just a dull ache. Movie time.
I feel better just knowing that there is something to do about it.  That I handed the reins over to the doc ans said"its not right, tell me why and what we are going to do to fix it."
I had not been in to my Psyc since starting the pain psychologist and the PM, so I gave her all that information, and she had good opinions on the PM.  She had not heard about the psychologist.  She's going to contact her.
Whenever I go to this Doc I always feel like my emotions have been put through the wringer, even though its not a real emotional visit.  I'm exausted afterward, always.
Thank you for checking up on me.  It's nice to belong to a community (family) like this.
(((((((((((((((((((((group hug back)))))))))))))))))
_christina

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 3/29/2011 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Christina
thanks for letting us know how the doc visit went. We were all hoping that you would get the help you needed.
We are always here for you and we are your personal cheering section. Yeaaaaaaa! Can you hear us? lol.

soft hugs

betsey

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 3/30/2011 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
good morning Christina

How R U? Did you get any sleep lasr night. I hope you have a good day today. Keep in touch with us.

Soft hugs


Betsey

_Christina
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   Posted 3/30/2011 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not even out of bed yet. I'm typing on my nook color that I was reading last night. I really love that it has a web browser on it.
Today my elbows and ankles hurt before I even opened my eyes. Fingers are starting now. I have to get up to get to my pain meds to take them to make the pain calm down. I should get up anyway, and its not like it would work right away, right?
I'm more calm now after a good nights sleep. I'm thankfull for my sleep meds and my cpap because it really does help me get a restfull night sleep. I wonder how I survived before them?
Now that I know that what I was feeling is a type of hypomanic anxiety partly brought on by increased daylight at the change of seasons I recognize some of it. I is very different than other
years, but I wasn't in pain like this other years. The fact I am in
the middle of buying a house has a part as well. Knowing what
is going on inside my head helps, even if I can't control it yet.
I know that a lot of us are having a rough time right now, and I really appreciate the support. Thank you.
Christina
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