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   Posted 10/3/2011 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm usually over at the fibro side, but I've been out of work for about 7 weeks now and my short term disability got denied at work, not enough info, so now I have to go back to all my doctors and get them to re-do documentation. It just sucks because I often find myself holding back things because I don't won't them to think I'm a lost cause, and now I sorta messed my self up. Anyway, my doc has changed me from prestiq 100 to cymbalta 60 in hopes of making me feel better. I don't go anywhere and I just sleep and feel so sad.

My husband is working a lot of overtime since I'm not getting a check right now, but I just feel soooo sad.

Please tell me I'm not alone, that someone has felt or feels like this sometimes??


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   Posted 10/3/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
You are not alone in feeling so sad. You are also not alone in not wanting the dr's to think you are a lost cause. However, if they don't know they can't help. I tell my psychiatrist everything because I so desperately want to escape this sadness. It is hard though. Hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 10/3/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   

You definately aren't alone. There are so many people in your situation. I know that doesn't make things better, but we do understand where you are coming from. I lost my business (floral shop) due to fibro. Then I was in serious debt. Then I tried for disability but couldn't get it. But with the proper meds, I ended up going back to work part time for awhile. So there was a bright side to it all. But when you feel bad for not being able to do anything you tend to go on a guilt trip. Well, all that does is drain you. So rest while you can. Keep trying to find what it right for you with medications. I am sorry pristiq didn't work for you. I take it. But I take abilify with it. The abilify was a Godsend for me. It really helps my moods and it makes the pristiq work better. So that was a win win situation for me.

Don't punish yourself for not feeling good and not being able to contribute financially right now. Do get rest, but try to keep moving when you are up. Maybe even set up a sleep schedule for nighttime. Try to get out and walk a little. I don't know where you live but here it is beautiful with fall colors.

It probably wouldn't hurt to get some therapy. The therapist might even be able to help you with the short term disability that you are fighting for. Get documentation.
Write all your symptoms down too. When you see a doctor go over them all, even if they aren't bothering you at the time. I think we all tend to forget everything once we get to the doctor. I do, and I think it is because I get nervous. He will ask me how I am doing, I just say fine. I am so use to saying "fine". Becauwse most of the time I don't want to talk about it. So we put on a happy face and go about our way.

I sure do hope that you feel better soon. Keep posting. Can you still fight for the disability? If so, I would persue it.

As for the sadness. I think we all feel it from time to time. But feeling it all the time isn't right. So talking to somebody would help you there too. You have a right to be happy. Allow yourself that right. Get some help with your depression and the disability. Just a little rest could help, the cymbalta could take six to eight weeks. But it often helps with pain too. Plus depression.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 10/4/2011 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
monica, hi jamie here. alike stillme i tell me psychiatrist, therapist and gp everything. i understand the sadness, however it will pass, fluctuates, but it will pass. i am glad that you posted here, we are here for you. keep strong and know that we care. with healing compassion to you, jamie



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   Posted 10/4/2011 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   

I have been taking the antidepressant Celexa(Citalopram Hydrobromide) for the past year and although PMS still occurs because of hormonal changes, overall it keeps my mood stable. I lost my grandmother last year and that completely messed up my world. I never thought I would get better, but I see everyday as a gift now.

I have noticed lately though that if I have a few alcoholic drinks two nights in a row(only two beers) that my mood instantly changes back to how it was before I started the antidepressants which was very short fused. Ask your doctor to change your prescription to a different anti-depressant sometimes certain ones affect the brain differently.

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   Posted 10/4/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Monica,

Welcome to the depression forum. I am sorry about your grandmother. I hope that you are coping well now. I am glad that you are seeing each day as a gift, that is what it is. We never do actually know if the sun is going to come up. Something we tend to take for granted. lol...

Alcohol is a depressant. So it is going to make you depressed, or more depressed. I am glad that you notice that. I have a friend that drinks daily and wonders why she is depressed. She is getting help now I hope. I directed her, but she has to do the rest.

I hope that you continue to post. And I hope that the Celexa continues to work for you as it is now. It often takes awhile to find what works for us. Take care, have a good night.

Hugs, Karen
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