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   Posted 9/28/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay, so last Thursday, I had a few procedures (due to chronic pain issues)
and, well before we got home wham burning pain hit me (like being burned with a branding iron), and it just got
horrible throught out the next day when I realized it was a reaction and I started on Benadryl (Friday morning)
I had been using ice packs and that did help a little, but then I got thinking was this worth it
and all, and the depression came in and the you know what thoughts (suicide) came into my mind.
lucky the benadryl kicked in on Saturday afternoon and the burning eased up.

Yesterday, I spoke with my counselor about this and he tells me to call him, when I have these thoughts, but
How do you that? he's got his family and well . I was raised never to call anyone after hours, as it's rude and
I'm so shy, it took a long time for me to tell my counselor that I'd had these feelings, every so often...

So how do ya make the call when you need help...
I guess this is all silly, but...I've tried many many depression medicines with no luck (reactions).
So I'm not on a depression medicine.......I don't get these feelings very often, but
How do you make that call after hours???....Things are better today.

getting by
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   Posted 9/28/2011 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Is there a crisis number that you could call when you are too scared to bother your doc? I have been fortunate, nothing happened after hours. Nothing that I couldn't handle anyway. I understand how you feel. You don't want to bother people, but if he says to call if you need, feel free to do so. I am glad that you are feeling better. It is hard to take our own advice. But we have to.

Take care Chartreux. KNow that we all care about you and what happens to you.

Gentle hugs, Karen
I am wrong, I did call mypsychiatritst on a weekend once.  It helped...
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   Posted 9/28/2011 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe Chart,

I am with you on this one. My Dr asked me right in the beginning when I joined up with her, if you are feeling really low, will you call me. I answered honestly, No, I never tell anyone when I am that low, I can only talk about it after I have gone through the process.

I have one very close friend that knows when I am really bad, as I go quiet, and she will ask if I am battling, I will answer her honestly, but she has to figure it out first.

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   Posted 9/28/2011 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It is hard to tell people when we are feeling so low. They never seem to understand. I suppose you should trust that if the dr says call, it will be ok. I called the hotline too. It was helpful.

Like Awty said, most times I fight through it myself or come to this forum and that has helped me tremendously.

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   Posted 9/29/2011 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I shall try, if those thoughts come to me again to call my counselor...
One can but try, but will hope that things don't come to that...
Thank you all for the help, I guess I'm not the only one that has this struggle of
calling, may all of you have a good week and many many thanks
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