I could really use some friends to talk to me privately and/or openly that can help me and I can help them. I not sure how to find the right friends to talk to cuz I new to this. I am a 30 yr old female willing to share stories with and help u with yours... thanks. I think the good Lord sent me here to talk to people who have something in common with me. This is a blessing in disguise. Good luck to all, and always remember God never gives us anything in life we can't handle but its hard ti believe sometimes, but I do always try to keep my faith .
I am new o this whole thing abd am going thru some serious depression and manyvother medical probs?
- 12 Oct 2010 by annatfultz
- 23 September 2016
- methadose, xanax, depression, constipation, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, insomnia, pain, panic disorder, sleep disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, methadone, iron deficiency anemia, anxiety and stress
This site is the only place that I have to go to where I can discuss any sort of mental issue. Even my wife doesn't like hearing about it as it stresses her out to much, and them feels that she can't talk about her feelings cause mine trump hers - and I don't want for her to feel that way, but nonetheless, I do need an output, and would be happy to listen and share! Sometimes it may take me a while to get back if I get swamped with work, but I'll always respond,
Depression just plain out sucks, and is something that almost feels like it's always been there, as does the anxiety... I have found that therapy has been a god send for me, as it really taught me how to stop depression from setting in, even though I'm taking meds, they don't always cover it all.
When I feel a depressive symptom creeping up on me, I repeat love over and over to block the negativity, and then, once I feel a bit more stable, I'll then separate the depression from myself, like it's some kind of parasite, mentally put it on a boat, and send it down the river, and if it doesn't work the first time, then I go back to saying love over and over, and do it again. By the second time, it almost always works for me, although, it did take time and practice to learn the technique. The love thing is something that I just made up, as its more or less a mantra, and my belief system is based on love, so it works like a mental methadone, blocking out anything from getting in...
anyways, feel free to message me if you want -
Thx Jk13 we r alike in alot of ways cuz my hubby stresses out over my problems alot and never wants to burden me with his and he is a great hubby but I try not to complain too much and I am so glad I found this site. Not trying to be nosy but i got really badly addicted to Lortab after a car accident and go to a methadone clinic and it does keep me away from pain killers but I have been there a lil over 3 yrs and feel like I will be the rest of my life and it scares me cuz we want kids. Its so nice to be able to share feelings on here and no I want be judged. Thx a lot for lendind an ear out and I am here if u or anyone else needs to talk.
If God never gives us more than we can handle, then I wish I were a weaker person. Feel free to read my profile and get back to me. NOTHING is going right for me. I have tried my best not to complain or whine to people about my issues. But it's come to the point where I can no longer handle the pressures of Medicaid denials, SSI Disability denials, the cost of meds, I've always been honest and upfront but that doesn't seem to matter these days. When I had my accident, I even called unemployment office from the hospital to tell them I could no longer actively look for work. It was my time to phone in. Who does that??? Cut off their own unemployment?? I always believed honesty would see me through. Boy was I ever wrong! After 2 lengthy denials from medicaid, they gave me 5 days notice for my "do or die" hearing which is tomorrow.
My surgeon has been out sick, I don't even have my most recent drs report, MRI results, witnesses can't make it, you name it, it's gone wrong. I am a wreck physically and mentally at this point. Yet I see people in the SSI office getting approved for depression, obesity, diabetes, etc. I am NOT knocking the legitimate cases, so please don't bash me. You know the people I'm talking about. Yet here I am, can't even walk without assistance, can no longer drive, pain level is sky high, nerve damage, burst fractures in my back, and the SSI doctors refused to even feel my back where the hardware is protruding through. Yet they will take the testimony of these doctors who I saw for a total of 10 minutes over the testimony of my surgeon (who only does spine surgeries) whom I've been a patient under him for months prior to my accident. Has his Fellowship, finished tops in all his classes, 1,000's of surgeries, yet told me he has rarely seen these types of fractures. Sworn testimony from him that I am permanently disabled.
I am sorry to vent. I needed to get this off my chest and I apologize to anyone who I may have offended.
Anna... you are my Godsend. I was in the middle of sobbing and pacing when I decided to pick up my phone and see who was on this site.
It was you... I am going to chat with you privately. I hope you are around to get back to me. I also am on methadone, only a month. I am not stabilized and in withdrawal so I go to bed early.
I will get right to you now, in private.
Hi again Anna, This part I felt I should post public so that others may benefit. I told you I would check into your medications. I had a very long trying day at the oral/maxillofacial specialist today. My visit was 3 hours long and he made me an appliance for my jaw/facial pain. That's another horrible story. Anyway I have to wear this almost. 1/2" thick thing 24/7. Its unbelievabley awful. This was all caused by my family dentist who pulled a molar in March and tore my masseter muscle. I'll explain that another time.
Back to your medications. I researched every one. No wonder you don't feel well... I think your psychiatrist needs to see a shrink and have his license revoked. Seriously, you are on 6 different medications that go from anti-depressants to anti-psychotics. You take 1 for anxiety, 1 for sleep, 1 for addiction, and I am not sure for what you take the propranolol for, HBP?, heart condition? But this medication can cause depression, confusion and hallucinations to name a few.
The geodon seems to be one of the worst. It can cause anxiety, abnormal thoughts, confusion, pounding feeling in the chest, mood/mental changes and suicidal thoughts or actions. It also has the greatest number of interactions with your other medications. Actually it is contradicted with risperidone, imipramine and methadone.
On this site go to the "drug interaction checker" in the blue bar across the page. It will allow you to enter each drug you take and then it will give you the results. I did this with your medications.
Three are contradicted, many are to be closely monitored and some just monitored. The prozac and imipramine are generally too be avoided together due to the risk of seizures. There were over 30 interactions.
Personally, I have NO faith in your doctor. I suggest that you please find a new one who truly cares and knows what he/she is doing.
All this is serious and you need help. I suffer depression, it is very well controlled now. I had several doctors over the past and was always prescribed one anti-depressant, one anti-anxiety, and one sleep aid at a time. They were changed but never multiplied.
Its late for me so I will chat privately tomorrow.
Just wanted to inform you.
With proper medication you will finally be on your way to a happy, healthy and productive life. We all deserve that, but unfortunately it doesn't come that easy for most of us. Let yourself be the exception. God Bless and Good Night. All of you are always in my prayers. Sable
I have battled depression all my life and thought getting into religion would help me, but it helped and hurt and the same time. I tell you this to offer you hope to keep on fighting to find happiness in this world. It's a daily struggle as it has been for me. It hard not being able to make friends easily and I even shun going to church which I used to do a lot in my youth. Depression can make you into a recluse and people avoid you because gloominess is not attractive. Luckily, I started playing tennis at an early age and my love for the sport has forced me to be around people. In those moments of exercise I would nearly forget I was depressed. I know anti-depressants work because they got me out of a very bad depression a few years ago. Maybe we need to start an organization named, "Depressed Anonymous," and people could talk to people. What help me a lot is writing about my feelings and then throwing the papers away.
The things that help: medication, exercise, expressing your feelings (talking and writing) and plenty of sunlight. Cloudy days make me more depressed. Keep the faith and your spirits up with us behind you.
Yes we all could need good friends to talk to just cause you have insomnia or panic attacks which never means getting violent or crazy. Y ou are still loved by god everyone has s different fear or problem in life and remember you are still special I take xanax and was told not to take Ambien so dont know if I be able to sleep. Take care honey god bless you and may he keep you in good health and happiness.
I have been treated for depression for a long time when actually i should have been being treated for my bipolar disorder. No doc ever mentioned it over the years until i decided to go to a psychiatrist a couple of years ago. Now i feel better than ever because if one is bipolar... a mood leveler must go along with the antidepressant. I am bipolar type 2 and have embraced it.
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