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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I spent some time on this site a while back, and than fell off the face of the earth. right now i'm going to cry myself to sleep, i've been crying all day, i wonder why

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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear 32,
You are probably exhausted from crying, but at least you should get some sleep tonight.  Are you seeing anyone for depression? 
Please know we are here for you.  Since we have people on this forum from all over the world, there's usually someone around.  Please take good care of yourself and know that we are here for you.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't sleep well, I haven't been lately. Sleep is something I have never had a hard time with, I could sleep forever, now I can't. I've been seeing my Family Dr. and a Reumotologist. He changed my meds from zoloft (I've been on rather consistantly since age 20) to Cymbalta. My initial reaction to it was great, now I don't feel good at all. I need a therapist, badly! My family Dr gave me a package to fill out to see a psych. I haven't done it yet, need to. Thank you for the encouragement I needed it.


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   Posted 9/12/2007 4:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 32,

I hope you are feeling a bit better; lack of sleep can cause your mind to start playing all sorts of tricks on you and even more so when combined with depression. I'm glad that you have someone that you can go and see; I really hope that it helps and gives you some direction towards getting better.

My thoughts are with you and let us know how you are going.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   

HI 32,

I know how you feel re sleep, if I can not sleep it may keep me depressed the next day as  the anxiety kicks in.

I am on the Cymbalta at 90 mg.  I was at 120 mg but weaning down.  I would like to be off the med but  we will see.

I fought therapy as I was afraid to go.  The first one did not work out as I just listened while she talked.

The second one taught me so much about myself, working with her got me back on the road and I even started a new job this week after being off work for 17 months.

Please fill out your forms and give therapy a try.

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   Posted 9/13/2007 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I remember hyde123 from last year!! I'm so glad I came back to this site. The input helps so much, please keep sharing. I would like to know more about your experience with Cymbalta stkitt.

yesterday started out hard but i accomplished much more than i had expected. I wanted to come sit here at the computer but knew that I wouldn't finish if I did.

My body hurts bad and I have to go back to the warehouse today. Only for 4 hours! I need to look for a fibo discussion as well as this one because I'm having a real hard time with it,

i wish I could keep sitting at this desk but i have to stretch so i can move well enough to go to work. I can't wait to get back here later today.

SKITT....please stay after me about filling out the paperwork for my Dr.


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   Posted 9/13/2007 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 32,

Hello again! I hope your day is getting better for you. I really want to commend you on your drive to get things done in your life that you need to. I remember when I first started posting on message boards, I just wanted to sit there all day pressing the refresh button and talking to people about how I felt; it made me feel so much better to have the support and it can sometimes be really hard to get up and get things done when you feel bad and are in pain. How are the tears going? Do you find that it happens at certain times of the day?

Do you work on the weekends? If not, that would be a great time to complete your forms and get the ball rolling!

And Kitt, congratulations on your new job!! I really hope it all goes well for you.


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   Posted 9/13/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
The other day I sat at this desk and felt nothing but pain, the gut renching kind. Today I don't even know that person. I'm tired and my body hurts bad because I've done to much but I don't feel that pain that consumed me just the other day.

The thing about this that is hard is how it effects the people in your life....they look at you as if they are feeling out your disposition. Some days people just keep asking "what is wrong?", or "are you ok?" Everywhere you turn over and over again, finally you decide the only thing wrong is that everybody looks at you and asks. It's so hard to explain to people that there is nothing they can do or that nothing is wrong. Some days I don't have the energy to hide the lack of brain function or the pain and I hate to watch the people in my life exhaust themselves tring to make me feel better.

Has anyone found a way to help people that don't know have understand it?

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   Posted 9/13/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
If we are talking about friends and family, the best way to make them understand is to educate them. Tell them how it feels to be you. Allow them to ask questions, (But nothing too personal!) so that they understand what you are going through.
If we are talking about the great general public then I wouldn't waste my time (Personally). The chances of you seeing them again are slim to none and chances are, they dont really want to know anyway. They ask you because they think its the right thing to do and they feel guilty if they dont.
I hope your sleeping has started to settle down now. If you are crying a lot at the moment, that places a big strain on your diaphragm. Imagine having to hold a tin of baked beans in your hand with your arm raised for an hour... Your diaphragm probably feels the same way. A couple of days and your body should be back to normal
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   Posted 9/14/2007 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
HI 32,

I wish things will be better for you in the future, maybe the doctor need to add some meds or change dossage go and check with him.

I want you to know that me and my father have this as well. my father has something called sleep apnea, and for me I haven't seen a doctor because the meds I am taking for deppresion seem to increase the need for sleep and relaxsation. my father can't sleep until its 4 or 5 AM, good thing he is retiered lol. when we go to bed we get anxius for some reason and keep thinking about many things.

Drugs have helped my father, he seem to sleep good after they increased his dosage.

for my self, I have problem sleeping when I stop the meds ( with out consulting doctor I know it is wrong )
but as long as I take my meds I'm ok.

I also had a deppresion episode in the last week it was terrible, I think its because I didn't take my Meds for 2 days. what happened is I started getting panic attacks, something that never happened before to me. and I could not sleep because I felt afraid and was illusionally seeing things like devils lol.

Effexsor seems to increase the need for sleep, it's not why I was perscribed it it's just a side effect I beleave.

Dont Stop meds without consulting doctor it is very bad thing, I paid the price lol.

One medicin I really recommened to you is Serquel. its supposed to be a mood stabilizer, but seems to help to sleep. infact is it so powerfull that if you take it and dont goto bed, you will feel very tiered and you might think it's bad for you. I tried it for 2 months and I always take it and go straight to bed and sleep quickly. right now I don't seem to need it.
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   Posted 9/14/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello 32, I was there where you are 3 yrs ago. I was advised to a Psych DR that specialized in Pharmacology. Oh boy was he ever worth every penny spent! I know take Cymbalta, give it a chance to work, Trazadone, Wellbutrin XL and Lunesta and that's what has worked for me and my Fibromyalgia too. It never ends the pain but helps it to be tolerable. I wish you the best with your Psych MD. Get the dang forms filled out!!!! LOL

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   Posted 9/14/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I started Cymbalta a week or so ago...I not sure how I feel...Up one second down the next, like when it's good it's real good and when it's bad it's real bad. It's not helping with the pain I know that. My vision is weird, sensitive. The back of my neck and base of my head hurt the way they did when I started the Zoloft years ago.

I'm going to search fibo topics for knowledge...I'm sure I'll wind up back here with questions. TTYL

Doug Eby
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   Posted 9/14/2007 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I probably should have posted it here.  I left a message for you in my "Hi" post 32.
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   Posted 9/17/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I seriously know just how you feel. Like everything is like nothing to do with you and it isn't a nice feeling.
These horrible, horrible episodes pass, I promise you.

Happy healing

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