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alicia601
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   Posted 3/10/2011 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone.
I am new here. I am very depressed (relapse ) and need some help. I had weight loss surgery feb 7 2011. I been going through depression since because I feel so different then who I was before the surgery. Now I have no appetite, dont want to eat, and feel like something is wrong with me because 1 yogurt fills me up. Its stressful. Then 3 weeks ago my mom fell and sprained her knee and to make it worse 1 week after her knee was sprained she fell again and broke her wrist. I am best friends with my mom and seeing her like this with a knee brace and a soft cast on her wrist is making me so upset. She is now going for wrist surgery. I been out of work for 5 weeks due to the surgery. I been getting anxiety thinking about going back to work. I been crying at the drop of a dime. I wake up feeling to vomit and dont want to eat, bad headaches, dizzy at times, sleeping alot, fatigued, just no ambition to do anything. I lost abt 25 pounds since the surgery and I am not even happy about it. I cant smile. Nothing makes me happy. I am on effexor and cymbalta. My doctor increased my effexor to 225 mg from 150 mg. I am hoping this helps. Anyone ever been through something like this with a relapse ? Any advice is greatly appreciated..

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   Posted 3/10/2011 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Welcome to the HealingWell depression forum. It is great that you have joined us.

In life things happen that we really can't control. Like your mom with her ankle and her wrist. It scares us because things are different. But don't be afraid, just take it one day at a time. I was on effexor for a long time. I also took abilify with it and it worked very good. I hope that the increase helps you.

Things are going to be different now. And that are probably going to be a little scarey, but you are going to really feel good about yourself. And try to get use to eating smaller portions. Eat slowly. You are going to fill up quicker. If you have the desire to eat, try to find something else to do. Make sure that you are getting proper nutrition though. I am sure a dietician has gone over it with you. If not, then maybe you should talk to your doctor about that. You are going to eat a lot less than you did. Try to stay active too. Maybe do some muscle toning to help you as you lose the weight. But talk to the doctor about that first. You are probably going to want to start walking and doing more as you lose the weight. Be patient. Things are going to work out.

Hugs,
Karen
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   Posted 3/10/2011 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, jamie here. sorry your so down. alike karen things will pick up. karen has given you wonderful guidance. keep strong ok. keep talking with your doctor. sending healing compassionate thoughts your way alicia. jamie.
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alicia601
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   Posted 3/11/2011 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your kind words. I am trying to keep it together. I wake up nervous and anxious. I am just very overwhelmed being that all this has happened so soon after my surgery. Pray for me .

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   Posted 3/11/2011 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
You are truly in our thoughts and prayers. Just try to take this one day at a time. Changes are expected. But if something really bothers you, don't hesitate to contact your doctor.

Hugs, Karen

I think it is wonderful that your mom is your best friend. Wish I could have said that, but things were different for me. You are very lucky.
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