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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/14/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
cry Hi everyone,
Gonna try and make this short but there is alot goin on and maybe I jus need to vent. I am a mom of a 23 yr old daughter who has suffered anxiety and depression since I am pretty sure age 13 but somewhat diagnosed by family doc since age 16. She was 1st put on zoloft and seeing a therapist once a week.As she got older I think she got better at hiding it and not dealing with it, since then she has been on literally 50 different meds. Understand I had no knowledge of mental illness of any kind I was very naive but educated and read everything I could so I could better help her and understand the illness. Also understand that in this whole time of trying to get educated and putting faith in doctors she has gone through 3 colonoscopys and 1 endoscopy cause we were under the impression that she had crohns then arthritis she also suffers from cluster headaches. So what do you suppose is going on now yup addicted to pain killers for probably about 2 years now. So how do you suppose this happened. It all started out so innocently when your believing everything that doctors are telling you and I think she wound up self medicating and even before she new it she was addicted. So of course the hampster wheel was born. Here is a description of her wheel 1 anxiety 2 addicted 3 lies 4 guilt 5 doctors. So now the number one issue here is addiction that is causing her anxiety to go through the roof  and what does the "therapist" do, yup yet again lets try another drug,valium this time, now theres a novel idea so I go right back to square one. The root cause and proper direction has never been addressed. There is so much more to this as with all cases but I will leave it at this for now as you can see it gets very overwhelmingg. So question for all, has anyone gone through this or is like what I described. P.S If you ever met her you would fall in love with her. She is a beautiful human being. cry

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/14/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.
Support groups are a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. People with health conditions, as well as their friends and families find support groups to be a valuable resource and get confirmation that their feelings are "normal", educate others, or just let off steam. IMHO joining a support group is joining a family. We may not have all the answers for you but we are here to support you and your daughter.

Your daughter seems to have a complicated history and I am wondering what the pain medication was prescribed for? Does your daughter have chronic pain? Would the pain med be for her cluster headaches? Has anyone ever suggested a pain clinic for her that you know of ?

I feel that your first step may be talking to your daughter re her medication and treatment. See if she will confide in you her fears, her reasons for using the medications.

I am sure you will be hearing from some of our wise and wonderful members.

Stick with us and know we care,


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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 6/15/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
es i totally understand
i was on many strong pain meds for cd and other issues
i was taking valium n ativan for a/p
last yr my daughter found me in a seizure face down in our glass coffee table
from there life support and a long hard road to travel

but i can honestly say i finally do feel so so much better with self i dont touch anything now cept t3s and i never will
my parents had passed n m world was falling in round me i had to stop or i would hv been dead

kitt has given great input
tk care n we are here for ou
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