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   Posted 4/26/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
i am so severely depressed.
my girlfriend has been pounding it into my head that i don't need meds and that it's all in my head. well now she is dumping me because she can't handle my moods and my fears.
today she tells me that it is over and tonight even though i had, thank god i didn't throw them away, some effexor left and ive been taking them again for the past week or longer.
i was on pristique after effexor but i dont have any of those left.
i feel like i need to be admitted and put back on the stronger meds before i do take that step.
since childhood i have been battling depression and bipolar. i have ended up in cardiac intensive care three times and the fourth time i laid for several days unnoticed and came out of it.
i fear that i am close and need to be back on my meds. as for the girlfriend i am destroyed.

Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 4/26/2011 8:20:53 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/26/2011 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lonely,

It isn't all in your head, you are suffering from depression. But you shouldn't be jumping on meds without talking to the doctor. Tell him you need something and go to your appointments, get into some counseling. You need help now. When you run out of those effexors, you are going to get sick. The withdrawal is terrible. I went from effexor to pristiq. It was a slow transition, but it worked. They are very similar. I am going to post some sites and numbers for you. I had to edit your post as we are not allowed to discuss suicide on this forum                                                                                                            .National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.

Helpful Web Sites:
Suicide Hotlines (listed by state) (includes Suicide Crisis Center and Depression and Suicide)

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/27/2011 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
hang in there. been down that road - give the meds a chance and pls go and see your dr. sending healing compassionate energy your way. jamie. with the right interventions you will get better.


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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 5/2/2011 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
hi lonely, so sorry about your current life. It's too bad your girl couldn't hang in there. I too was on effexore. It helped me with my relationship and helped me with making decisions on leaving an abusive relationship.I was on it for maybe 6 months, so i guess give it a whirl. I got off it when i felt stable enough without my befriend,. It did however made me a little abrasive and cold. Not my usual nature. Good luck with your new found freedom, if the chick wasn't patient to hold on to you maybe she wasn't the one for you. Sometimes one door closes and a new one will open up. Being alone is ok too. Just learn to love yourself, do you and be healthy. Hope in time you'll be posting a really great life and comfort in your own skin.Good luck, your not alone there are alot of you out here. Peace out.....Stuckinarut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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