Posted 12/9/2005 5:32 PM (GMT -7)
Hi,I figured I shouldn't start posting my comments without telling some of my story.
I'm 36,divorced mother of an 18 and a 15 year old. I've been divorced now for 4 years. Left the marriage due to physical and emotional abuse.
I had a really bad childhood,so I think my depression started when I was 12 years old.
In December 2004 I lost my job,and moved to another town,my Dr was basically feeding me 3 different types of meds for depression,anxiety attacks and then the "joint pains" I was experiencing due to the depression. I will admit that I was abusing the drugs,taking more than I should so I didn't have to deal with life.
When I moved here I contacted my Dr to get my refill and see if he could refer me to another Dr,he at that time basically dropped me. Told me he was not going to prescribe anything for me and would not refer me.
When I asked him what I was supposed to do he informed me that one of the medications I was taking used to be prescribed for people who were in detox for alcohol,and that maybe a 5th of jack daniels would get me through the withdrawls.
2 weeks and 2 bottles of jack later I did get off all the meds,but of course am not well at all. I'm scared to go on anything else as I do not want to become addicted again,and don't have insurance to get the meds anyway.
SO..............that's my mess
I'm hoping to find a connection here to get me through the days to where I dont' think I can deal...........