Promises to keep

By Guardianstone Latest Reply 2011-04-10 20:30:23 -0500
Started 2011-04-08 00:29:49 -0500

I promised to let my family know what the doctor said today. Here goes.
1. I'm ok - not great but she thinks my vision/dream or otherwise is not something to worry about.
2. If I have suicidal thoughts call the hotline, or if I think it's bad enough go to the ER.
3. TALK, TALK, TALK. It did help.
4. Take meds as scheduled and in proper amounts.
5. Keep all apointments!
6. If worried call center to schedule earlier appointments.
She is amazed that I have so many people to talk to. DC, BDC, HC and group therapy. Thank you all for worring, settling me, offering advice and a sholder to cry on.
Thank you Allied health for all the good sites. I needed them.
Thank you all. Sorry for 'much ado about nothing'.
God's blessings and my prayers
Guardian stone

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31 replies

Pynetree 2011-04-10 08:51:39 -0500 Report

Oh good! and good for you for talking to Dr. about it! Way to go!!

Guardianstone 2011-04-10 12:28:40 -0500 Report

Thank you. I am still unsettled with the 3 new places I was at and the teens at the bus stop. One got chased across the street in frount of traffic. If the 'fat boy' hadn't been so fast the cars would have killed him. Tee shirt claimed he was far boy, not me. I called other names as did the drivers. Thank you for the kindness.
God blwss
Guardian stone

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-04-10 08:19:23 -0500 Report

Hi! Great to hear from you! And great to know that you are doing everythng you can to cover all of your bases. You are being really proactive. That's the way to stay as healthy as possible, emotionally and physically. Sounds like you have a lot of suppoort from alll sides!

tabby9146 2011-04-08 20:09:38 -0500 Report

I don't know much about what it is like to have depression (but I did have PPD after the birth of my daughter 9 years ago) I have felt very depressed many many times the last few years, mainly over my son's clinical depression. He is only 19 (going on 20) and he has been depressed almost all of his teen years. We took him to a psychiatrist who found nothing wrong, but I knew something was, took him to another, who said he was depressed. He went to therapy, anger management, helped, but would not take the medicines, as he was too afraid of the side effects, plus he had heard about possible suicidal thoughts, etc. now though, he is seeing a therapist again and is getting ready to get on medication and promises he will take it this time, which I think I believe, because he is much older now. We lived every singld day with his up and down mood swings and anger, and times you just couldn't talk to him. So I feel for anyone with depression and any families dealing with it. I always told my son no shame in it, people can't help it, it is not a sign of any weakness, it is a sign of strength for him to admit he has a problem and then try to get help and deal with it.

Guardianstone 2011-04-08 22:52:39 -0500 Report

There is a site here for depression, anxiety, and bipolar, I may join all three. Bipolar site has taught me much that I should already have known.
Thank you for the reply. There's always someone that can suggest where to go, who to see or what to try.
God's blessings to you and yours.
Guardian stone

MusherMaggie 2011-04-08 22:05:41 -0500 Report

Try passionflower capsules—rather than being a drug, it helps your brain organize itself, lower stress and causes you to cope better without side effects. I weaned off my anti-depressent when too much of it stayed in my system, leaving me without inhibition, almost like being drunk. With passionflower, I do not feel this way & can think more clearly also.

Guardianstone 2011-04-08 22:54:35 -0500 Report

Where do you find it? And how much?
Thank you
Guardian stone

MusherMaggie 2011-04-08 23:10:48 -0500 Report

Whole Foods (used to be Wild Oats in my town) carries it-less than $9 for 90 capsules—I take 2 in the morning, & sometimes 1-3 more at different times during the day if I'm headed for or experiencing extra stress. You can probably find it online as well. Hope this helps!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-04-08 11:21:20 -0500 Report

Hello. It saddens me to know that so many other people wear the shoes you and I wear. I have fought and will continue to fight depression and SAD most of my life. I will be 57 this month. I never thought, or hoped, that I would reach my 40th birthday. My meds have been great, but it took 5 years to find the right one in the right dose. Now, I look forward to reaching my 80th birthday. My life is not a bed of roses, but I do know that the roller coaster will level out again and just become managable ups and downs. I know along that roller coaster, I have my original family, my 2 daughters, my grand-daughter and soon to be delivered grandson wating for me. When my granddaughter says, "Pop-Pop…" not much else matters. When her mother, my very pregnant daughter hugs me, I feel like a king. You know, Guardian Stone, I always thought that everyone else lived in the same type of world that I did and they just handled it better. I never knew the chemicals in my body were screwed up. Peace and hugs to you, whereever you may be. Jim

Harlen 2011-04-08 08:49:07 -0500 Report

I hope you know I care for you and we can chat anny time

MewElla 2011-04-08 07:14:02 -0500 Report

You are in my thoughts and prayers. So thankful you are o k…Plse remember, we are all here for you and whatever you are feeling at that is o k…, We listen, because we care…

Guardianstone 2011-04-08 14:56:52 -0500 Report

Thank you. I know my DC family is here, but I panic sometimes. The new places and people are part of my many phobias. Hard to shake.
[[hhh's]]. too tired for a full hug.

GabbyPA 2011-04-08 06:06:48 -0500 Report

It is amazing what a few strangers can do for us when we are open with what is going on. I have missed your posts, and am glad to see you back. Hopefully #2 will not be needed, but you know we are all here for you.

Guardianstone 2011-04-08 07:10:43 -0500 Report

In case you missed my note to squog master . . .
Forgot a hug for you and Gabby.
Go with peace, go with God's love
Guardian stone

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