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Hopegirl
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   Posted 2/18/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
I'm usually over in Fibro or Chronic Pain..but I wanted to come on over, I'm depressed!!!
Depressed,
Overwhelmed
 
I feel lost, my job, trying my best to keep a hold of it, I know we need two incomes to make it, but its getting so hard to work every day. I'm constantly having flares, and just in pain and so tired, all I do is come home from work and rest or sleep. Every day...weekend...no social stuff, I just want to rest and recoup from the week, its hard for my hubby and boys to understand this, because it wasn't always like this.
I take prestique 50 mgrs. I see my doctor next week, I want him to know that I have been feeling very depressed and questioning my self value. No thinking about not being around, I have two sons and and hubby, I want to live and and not thinking about the dark side, but I know I am majorly depressed. It's friday, I've drug myself in after having the tummy bug this week on top of everything else, but I'm just so worn mentally and physically.
It just makes me feel so sad.

Chartreux
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   Posted 2/18/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hopegirl,
Chronic pain can be overwehlming at times, and this winter has been a heavy hitter,
cold weather everywhere. Things will get better, hopefully this flair your having
won't last much longer, plus once your over the tummy bug, you should start feeling better
but yes remember to talk about this with your doctor, maybe you need a stronger doseage
of medicine.
Hope you can get a low pain day soon.
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Hopegirl)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
well wishes and healing hugz
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Hopegirl
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   Posted 2/18/2011 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank You Chartreux!!!
I just feel so darn emotional today, like the slightest thing will get me going, but I'm going to try some breathing exercises and try to hold on. It's almost the weekend for me, so the work week is almost over!!
 
 
-Hopegirl
(aka) Monica

getting by
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   Posted 2/18/2011 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I take 100mg of pristiq and it works well for me. I also take 10 mg of abilify with it, and xanax. I would tell the doc everything when you see them. I agree, you might need the dose upped.

I sure do hope that you feel better soon. I hope that you can smash that bug. Keep posting and know that we all care about you.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Hopegirl
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   Posted 2/18/2011 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Karen,

 

Thank You so much, that makes me feel good! :-)


[color blue]Hugs.....


Monica (aka...hopegirl)


Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Gerd, Depression, Anxiety...isn't that enough already???? And of course Chronic Pain all the time.

Meds: Duragesic .75 patch, oxy ir .15 2-3 times a day, lorazepam 2 mg, Prisiq 50 mg, Protonix, Namenda...(I think that's it for now)




Taking it one day at a time....-Monica [/color]

getting by
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   Posted 2/18/2011 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Monica,

Thanks for posting again. It is hard with fibro and depression. One kind of gets the other one going at times. I take life one day at a time with both.

I hope that you can get the doc to up your dose. 50mg worked fine for me for awhile, then I went up to 100mg. I have been doing good ever since.

Know that we all care here. Fridays are kind of slow as are the weekends.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

stkitt
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   Posted 2/18/2011 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Monica,
 
Hello, I am Kitt.  I am glad you ventured over here and hope you know you are welcome .  From everything I know from my fibro friends, Fibromyalgia can be a very painful and frustrating illness to have. As a result, many people with fibromyalgia syndrome experience chronic depression alongside their illness.
 

Depression can leave you feeling alone, anxious, and extremely sad, and can make fibromyalgia even more troublesome to deal with. It is important to recognize the symptoms of depression so that you can seek appropriate treatment from your health care provider. You are not alone - help for depression is out there and can include support groups, (like HealingWell),  prescription medications and botanical supplements.

The members in this forum know depression well and we are here to help and support you.  WE do care so keep on talking with us and vent away.  Sometimes just letting others know how you feel lifts your depression.  You have new friends here.

Kindly,

Kitt

 


~~Kitt~~
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davecholly
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   Posted 2/19/2011 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
*The members in this forum know depression well and we are here to help and support you.*

And ... coming here, participating regularly, even if minimally, may help as well. Knowing and being able to communicate with others who share our unique situations can be quite helpful.

Hopegirl
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   Posted 2/21/2011 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You all so very much!!!
I went to my Pain Mgmt appt today, nothing really new, he did increase my count of meds, as I explained to him about falling (which I did call and let them know) right after my last appointment. I was told I could increase my meds due to the additional pain..but then I found myself running out and I had to ration, which means I had to pick and choose which days I could take only 1 pain pill. Well, he fixed that and I don't thinik I will have to worry about running out now. Not that I'm going to take advantage of them, but I hated knowing that there would be days of pain to come, just because I didn't have any of my meds left, sure I had other prescription pain medication from my doctors before, but I did not dare take those, I've signed a contract with my PM and I won't take anything unless he has prescribed it, as far as pain medication.
 
Tomorrow I see my doc to go over my additional depression feelings and anxiety. I hope it all goes well and he is able to adjust my medication.
 
Thank You so much for the additional warm welcome Kitt and davecholly!!

livenlaugh
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   Posted 2/21/2011 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopegirl,
I have seen you on the Fibro page. I also have fibro as well as depression and anxiety. I so know how you feel. I also try my best to keep myself from the dark side but sometimes it just creeps up on you and before you know it, you are there. I am there tonight with pain from the fibro and I just want to sit in the corner and curl up. Please take care of yourself and know that you are not alone in this....
(((hugs)))
Lisa

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 2/22/2011 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs 2 you both))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

jamie.
SCHIZO-AFFECTIVE DISORDER, EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BORDERLINE TYPE -AXIS 2 , BI-POLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AXIS 1

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

getting by
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   Posted 2/22/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hugs from me too. I know how it feels. Glad you both are posting here.

(((((HUGS)))))

Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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