... the intrest in doing anything but sitting & watching TV & drinking beer .Is there a reason my doctor put me on venlafaxine .IT doesn't sound like it would mix well with my health problems
jober. I think the question is do you want to stay alive? There is absolutly no quality in your life. Are tor previous heart problems due to the way you are/were kiving. My dad passed away last Chrismas, he had his first heart attack when he was twenty-nine. he was predisposed to heart disease he stayed on a low cholestorol diet untll he died he was an avid golfer, rode his bike everyday and walked two or three miles. He came from a family of twelve sibilings, all who died before my dad and he had a brother who passd on about a week later. I don't know much about your medicaion, but that cannot take care of all your heart problems! Surely you have family that would like you to be alive and fit. Just something to think about. Even if you just get up and walk around the block. Come on, jober you start with that because you are killing yourself the way you are living now.
Celebrate the fact that you are still alive! I don't really know what you wamted for an answer but to me it sounded like you reaching out for heip. Everyone on this site is helpful anf ready tp offer you a "hand up" please come back to visit. We are all here for each other! Bless you, Fall Queen
You have access to the Internet, maybe find a chat room where people can also relate to how you're feeling. But you really need to get up out of your chair and please stop drinking. The one think that will not help you, your medication is to help balance the serotonin in your brain, and alcohol is a depressant~
That being said, what did you do prior to your heart attacks and stroke?
If you're disabled that is hard enough to deal with, heart attacks also cause severe depression in most people who have had one. You're not alone, give your medication time to work, and that can take at the very least four weeks. However, your drinking can stifle that effect. Do you have a friend or friends who can take you out to lunch or to the park anything to get out of your house for a while? I wish you luck, and please discuss this with your doctor, you should be monitored on this medication also, don't give up on yourself. There is life after heart attacks and strokes, but sitting around will not help how you're feeling. Try to at least call a friend and let them know how you're feeling you may be surprised. If they offer to come over and visit. Let them, or go out side, the fresh air will feel good.
I hope you do well, Bless You, don't give up.. OK.. Call someone~
There isn't much I can add to fall queens and midwestma's great advice. I can only urge you to follow it, come back here often for support, and know in your heart you are never alone. Do you have family, friends, you can count on? If not, you can always count on us. And remember, the medication takes long enough to work, no need to mess it up with the beer. Trust me, I'm no angel, but there's always a time and a place for everything. Now is not the time for you to be slammin' beers. Give you meds a good chance to work. You can always go back and have a few beers once in a while. Hang in there big guy, and good luck to you!
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