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   Posted 12/5/2006 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It just doesn't seem to end... as you know from my previous posts, my husband lost his job 7 months ago, then he withdrew from a fentanyl patch at home (ended up at the ER twice), I will lose my job at the end of the year.  Now I found out that I have to have a follow-up mammogram (had my annual one 2 weeks ago). These "punches" just don't seem to end lately, and for someone with A/P it just seems to be overwhelming!! I've been on Zoloft, and my doctor said that it is not a good idea to change a patient's antidepressant when they are in the midst of "crisis"- so I am staying on the Zoloft for now.  I'm sure it is helping me somewhat, and I know that no medicine is going to take my problems away.  (She also said I could take Xanax on an "as needed" basis- but I feel like I'd be taking it constantly, so I don't even want to start with it.) Just trying to keep my feet on the ground and my head on my shoulders- taking walks, breathing, seeing a therapist when it gets really bad- but it is getting increasingly difficult to remain positive, as I'm just waiting for the next "punch"...  Even my husband, who is normally Mr. Positive seems to be upset. Any suggestions??  Thanks!!!

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   Posted 12/5/2006 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
That must be so scary - sorry it has to happen to you! My friend recently had to go for a followup and then a biopsy, but it was just harmless fiberous lumps. He doc figured it would be cause it runs in her family. Did the doc give you any indication?

Hope all goes well.

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   Posted 12/5/2006 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry to hear of what you are going through. I have just lost my job but thank goodness my husband is employed. And I have to be positive myself, and it hasn't been very easy for me too. But reading yours had made me realize I am not that bad.

I just changed my meds to Effexor as the previous ones wasn't helping... so hope these will help me.

Believe me, it is difficult to remain positive and it really angered when my doc told me too!

In my opinion taking Xanax when you need it, is o.k. as you are going through a bad phase and sometimes these meds are needed to keep ourselves from sinking..... so to say...

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   Posted 12/6/2006 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
No advice for you, but just wanted to say I had to go for a follow up mammagram last year too. It was nothing. I read that even if they decide to do a biopsy, there's only a 10% change that it's anything to be concerned about.

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   Posted 12/6/2006 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi A.L
Honey I'm sorry to hear you are going thru these things right now it must be really tough on you and your hubby. Please just try to take one day at a time my prayers are with you and your family hun. You come and talk with any of us a often as you can. (((Hugs)))
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   Posted 12/6/2006 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope that soon things will turn around for you, it seems some of us, once we get down, it is so hard to get back up. I wish i could give you a quick remedy, but i dont have one. It sounds like you are doing the best you can, and i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe, hugs
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