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   Posted 11/19/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Honestly I'm scared to go...
Has anybody else went? And what did you think?
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008
Gabapentin 300mg/Paroxetine 40mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety 
Lorazepan... when things get real bad.
And I'm not fond of people who don't label pill bottles.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/20/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Corrie,

I am usually on the depression forum. I just wanted you to know that I have been through it and it was not scarey. Your mind only reveals to you what you can handle at that time. So go for it.

Hugs, Karen
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 11/20/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Corrie,

I know how you feel, I could not sleep the nights before I had therapy, especialy the first times.

I felt like my legs were rubber walking into the clinic, I stumbled over my words and filled out the 10 pages of infor with shaking hand and trying to hold back the tears in my eyes.

Then I am sitting in a room with a perfectly nice stranger who takes my info and then asks tell me how you are now.

I wanted to scream "crazy" I am here aren't I but instead I sad there and cried.  She was very good and led me along with simple questions.  In the end I liked it and felt much better.

Take care and just do it.



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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 11/21/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I know how you feel too.... the prospect of having to face everything is terrifying.... but rest assured your counsellor will be very gentle with you.... My girls and I all have PTSD... it is always a struggle...
but there is hope...
Your mind will only allow you to remember whatever it is IT thinks you can handle.... the process is slow at times with good reason... it is painful YES! but it is so worth it.... this is one thing you can't go around... you have to go through it to come out victorious on the other side of this darkness and you WILL.
There are many ways of getting things out in the open where you can tackle it head on... your counsellor will help you look at it objectively... put it in its place so to speak... you will never be pushed to say or do something you are not ready for... only nudged, encouraged, supported...
Journaling was / is a great outlet for me... in order to write it down I have to face it , own it , and put it somewhere where it will no longer have power over me.... my journals are put away... every now and then, I feel the need to re-read them.... usually the hurt and sting has eased and I realize just how far I have come... it is very powerful.
My children used to draw, or paint. Drawing a picture... tearing it into a million pieces and throwing it away... it did wonders for them.... stomped on it, threw it to the wind... flushed it down the toilet... AWAY ... THEY had the control then.
It is difficult .... and I am sooo sorry you have to go through this... but know that you are a survivor... a VICTOR.... you will come away from all you've been through stronger, wiser, more empathetic and able to help someone else that will surely come across your path someday....
My thoughts are with you as you undertake this.... It will be ok.... you will be so much better for it... I'm so proud of you for seeking that help.... it takes courage and determination... but we are here for you.... this family will get you through it... come to us often... let us know how you are doing. you can email me also... I would like to be there for you .
Sending you healing thoughts, thoughts of strength, comfort ... and a prayer with each .
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.

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