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   Posted Today 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Reading some of the post here makes me sad and frustrated to the point I'd like to cry. I'm not allowed to have or use any antidepressants meds, due to my current asthma/allergy/gerd/Nsaids medications and insurance won't cover a pdoc and get very little family support, have to be strong for them , just tired all the time! Don't care and Don't give a hoot about much of anything anymore.

I was excited at one point were my allergist said I might be a good canidate for shots and then I was tested and felt knocked down because she says now I'm not because she could only give me a shot for dog allergy and there's no need since I don't have a dog. She also said I might need surgery for my nose, when the specialist (ENT) did not say anything and I don't think i'd do good with surgery on my nose (It has me totally FREAKED!!!) I could not breath if I had surgery on my sinus, had a surgery on my sinus 20 years ago and that was extremely hard, I felt suffocated....

Feel like my world is just spiralling down, I don't like this tailspin, any advise....

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   Posted Today 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
No advice but I feel your pain. I am in the same mood. Sorry to hear it.
Thanks for listening.
If I can do anything to help you please let me know.
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   Posted Today 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
That was just a partial list of what I've been through. I also, had 3 eye surgeries this year starting back in March for a boil that they just don't seem to be getting all of and drs. contiplating a 4th surgery for this December. It's just been Hell!
My world really is going in a crazy crash!
Don't know what to do but I wish I could run away hard and fast...

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   Posted 9/21/2006 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
My Dad also, had a mild stroke this summer, right after I had my 3rd eye surgery (9 stitches) and my brothers were on my back about not being up there to help him and mom. I pretty much had no money for a airplane ticket and my brothers did nothing to help except making me cry every time I talked to them and even cried after chruch one morning and someone from the church was kind enough to help me with the airfare money so I was able to get back home for two weeks, Mom and Dad are doing fine now, Dad is permitted to drive again and my brother are still on my back about not being up there faster and for a longer time period. All this still hurts a whole lot. (I'm the only daughter with 3 brothers). It not like I didn't want to be there!!!
When I got back eye drs gave me a medicine that set off my asthma and ended up in the ER which was another horror story.
Sorry for venting...
any advise
Still down

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   Posted 9/22/2006 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Chartreux, I totally can relate to physical illnesses triggering and causing depression symptoms to worsen.  I too have a whole list of physical ailments ranging from severe heart problems, low blood pressure and Multiple Sclerosis and a new Autonomic Disorder which is like Parkinson's disease.  I worry about my mom a lot too as she has Mitro Valve Prolape of the heart and will soon have to have 4 of her heart valves replaced.  I however, am lucky I am able to take an antidepressant and stay on it long term.  Which is good as I truly believe this is what keeps me level and quite frankly sane...;)

I can’t imagine what it would be like to have to deal with my disorders without my antidepressants and there is solid proof that long term illness does worsen depression and anxiety.

I understand with your allergy and asthma problems and the meds your on for that you can’t take an antidepressant...but I wonder if you doctor has tried on with you?  Do they completely understand the scope of your mental state?  Sometimes doctors and especially medical physicians work so hard at trying to find the physical problems they ignore or push aside the potential for mental effects.  Not saying they aren’t good doctors but with so much going on it does sound as if there must be something you should be able to take to help you. 

Even if the medication route isn’t going to help or work without setting off your asthma, you may want to look into some counseling that specializes in medical related illnesses.  My counselor is such and it has helped me greatly deal with my diagnoses, future outcome and just basically help deal with day to day live skills.  It can never hurt that is for sure.

Please know that we are always here and you don’t have to apologize for venting...its good to get these things out otherwise they become toxic inside us.  I hope today is a better day for you...Take care :-)

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   Posted 9/22/2006 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Chartreux, At this time I take an herbal antidepressant that doesn't interfere with my sinus meds. I take St Johns Wort along with Evening Primrose Oil and Borage Oil for hormonal balancing.This all helps with depression. I think you should look into maybe asking your Dr aboout alternative remedies since your Depression, could become debilitating without help. I am sorry to hear that your Insurance will not cover treatment for Depression, but maybe you could inquire about getting help in another manner at the community health Department, or Community Mental Health Agency that may be able to supply treatment and medication at a low cost to you. Also the medicineprogram.com can help get meds at low cost or no cost for people that meet the guidelines. good luck in getting the treatment that you need. Good day Phoelona

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   Posted 9/22/2006 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
eyes  Hi Phoelona-
I'm right there with you. I'm sorry you are down. Just wanted you to know that I understand and you can email me if you need to. I'm willing to listen to anyone at any time.
Take Care,
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   Posted 9/22/2006 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Everyone thank you all for your replies and suggestions. I was able to get up and do some chores today feeling a bit better. My husband said he'd take me to the mall tomorrow and maybe the book store, Been waiting for Charlaine Harris new book to come out.
Doctor can't let me have ST. John Wart due to the asthma... I have Intrinsic and Extrinsic asthma and so many things that triggers it. Teas help.
Writing and getting this mess out helped a lot too!!!
Nice to know so many of you care, I don't quite feel so alone...
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