Depression

Turtle
By Turtle Latest Reply 2009-12-13 00:50:04 -0600
Started 2009-12-06 00:21:52 -0600

I feel so depressed. I take Celexa 40 mg for it but it does not help. I know lots of it is due to my pain but there is more to it than that I think.

I try to just keep thinking of Sunny. I love him so much and I know he loves me.

I have not been able to process, very well, the attack that happened to me last June. It made me shut down almost entirely. I have not been able to talk about it w/ professionals who are here to help.

I cannot write anymore.
Turtle


25 replies

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-08 19:08:10 -0600 Report

Thank you everyone for your support. I saw my therapist today and I see my primary care dr tomorrow. She is prescribing the celexa and I will ask her for an increase. I also need to ask her for some other stuff. I hope she has alloted enough time for my appt.
Turtle

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-09 18:03:48 -0600 Report

dr took time with me. increased cylexia and med for fibromyalgia. I will be feeling better soon I hope.
Turtle

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-09 18:17:23 -0600 Report

Oh, I sure hope so!! The fact that your Dr took more time with you makes ME feel better too!! They are just so rushed!! Bet they (Drs) have trouble getting to sleep at night, too. I did, when I was working in the medical profession! Too much, too fast, but yet, I loved the speed—-Sure couldn't do it now! haha—PR

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-12-10 11:00:07 -0600 Report

Sooooo glad to hear that you were able to get adjustments. I just went to see my Psychiatrist last week and they tried to knock down my Cymbalta and up my Geodon. I REFUSED. I use the Cymbalta not just for the depression but also for the pain from severe osteoporosis, arthritis and degenerative disc disease. My back specialist wants me to go in for surgery to fuse some discs and repair a pinched nerve but I am terrified of surgery right now. I am my mothers caretaker and she is facing a liver transplant within the next couple of months. I can't afford the down time right now. Keep your head up, this too shall pass. GOD BLESS!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-10 16:22:49 -0600 Report

Oh Boy!! Sounds similar to some of my own predicaments when caring for my 98 yr old mother, now gone for 2 years, but during that time I HAD to have 2 knees replace—-she had anxiety attacks—-think that is one reason I have ended up on oxygen, I was on it for 3 mos after one replacement—-then a 2 foot colon resection—-she called me constantly even tho my hubby helped us both out, it wasn't ME (I was an only child!)

Then 2 yrs after she died I was still having health problems, ended up with the removal of a malignant kidney etc—on O2 again, all night now, and just off and on during the daytime. THEY SAY to take care of yourself when you are a care giver!!! SURE!!! But no one will step up and help—-don't want to be bothered——etc—-but I am surviving—-thank you!! So can you as WE WILL be here for YOU! We GET IT!! Even tho our stories are different—-they still hurt! hugs PR

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-12 11:31:19 -0600 Report

I am supposed to be on O2 all night but I keep taking it off in my sleep. The machine bothers Sunny too I think. I need to move it away from the bed. I can, I have a super long hose on it.

I also got my nebulizor med re-prescribed. I have COPD from living with smokers for many years…not now and my dr finally realized I AM having trouble breathing.
Turtle

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-12 14:44:49 -0600 Report

Wow, what a revelation! haha—Poor Docs, if they would only believe in us the first time around. But then again, I can see why they don/t! Anyway, When I puff on my O2 I will think of you too—puff-=puff—Ha—PR

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-07 00:34:44 -0600 Report

My fibromyalgia is very painful right now too. I wonder if the 2 clash somehow. Anyway I am not able to sleep again tonite and my whole body hurts 24/7. I would rather be with the Lord than live this way. Please pray for my healing.
Turtle

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-07 13:34:57 -0600 Report

Of course, Turtle!! I am so sorry that you have to hurt like that! Of course it affects your nerves/depression no matter what some may say—-it physically and mentally just drags you under! Sleep deprivation can do a number on you, by itself! I pray for your healing and soothing of spirit and body!! Love, Pat R

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-12-06 20:36:55 -0600 Report

So sorry to hear that you are having trouble. As someone who has suffered from Depression for close to 20 years I can tell you that over time you meds will need adjustment. You need to try and get in to a doctor that can make adjustments. Sleeping problems are most definately part of the depression and will over time take on a life of their own. I wish you the best and pray that you get to feelin better soon.

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-06 20:17:28 -0600 Report

I slept in til 10:00 am today and could not get to sleep last night. That is a sign of my depression

Turtle

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-06 20:14:43 -0600 Report

Thank you all for your kind support. I really appreciate having my friends here. I take a med but I think it may need to be increased or changed. My dr is not a psych dr and she wants me to see one but I cannot get in and there are no others.

Turtle

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-12-06 10:04:12 -0600 Report

Im so sorry to hear your not feeling up toyour best today. Hope things turn around for you and sunny very soon. I will keep you in my prayers, and yes Turtle we love you and Sunny too. Lots of Hugs and Kisses.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-06 09:50:48 -0600 Report

Turtle,

I too would like to talk to you more privately about these things. I could share a lot of bad things that has happened to me in my life, so feel free to contact me,if and when you want to vent and get things out of your system. It always helps to have someone to share with. I am more than willing to listen, and give you as much support and understanding as I can. Again, hugs and love to you, your friend always!!!!

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-06 09:44:04 -0600 Report

Good morning turtle,

I am sorry to hear that you are so depressed, but believe me when I say I can emphatize with you. I am still struggling myself, and it is hard, but we, with the help of each other can deal with these things much better. I know that it has helped me a lot to know that I am not struggling alone. I have come a long way, but I still have a long way to go. But, I am learning new ways to process all the bad things in my life. Hange in there sweetie, we "will" make it. Hugs, and love to you, your friend, Sue T.

Harlen
Harlen 2009-12-06 09:26:20 -0600 Report

Hon see your Doc you need to we all love you and need you to be here with us
Please tell your Doc how you feel and if they dont help get a new Doc Please know that you are needed and loved
I Hope you feel better soon hon
Love and Hugs
Harlen

angel torres
angel torres 2009-12-06 09:35:24 -0600 Report

hon , depression is not easy to handle but as my experience with depression that i suffer when i came back from iraq , the best way to deal with is start meeting with positive people start changing things that you are used to do normaly start new things i have come from iraq with a bad depression even tought about do the wrong thing if you know what ai mean, but i decide to start doing thing different and change my surrounding and the people that i used to talk and i change them for positive people that looking foward in life that love to help others it's never to late to start all you need is desire and the heart to do it , please feel free to contact me at any time ok hon i will love to help you more.

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-12-06 09:01:35 -0600 Report

Hi turtel i get depress in the winter as well do not take any meds though i really have to make my self get out and talk i find that helps. i live in the boonies ther is no one to talk to so i go to wallmart and talk to the people there i know they must think i am nuts but that is what i have find this helps me. hope you can snap out of it. i all ways think there are people worse than me try to keep busy reading watch some comody shows on tv play radio or cd on the radio try to keep your mind occupied as much as you can. hugs take care

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-06 09:23:27 -0600 Report

Best of luck to you, Turtle!! You are so full of life and suggestions for topics, it is surprising that you too, fight this horror of depression!! May riverrat help you too!!! Love, and hugs, Pat R

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-06 10:00:50 -0600 Report

Amen to that, mamaoak!!!! We have to do what we have to do, and who cares if people think we are crazy, if it helps, then I say, "GO FOR IT!" I talk to anyone who I can get to listen to me. LOL!!!!

riverrat
riverrat 2009-12-06 00:30:34 -0600 Report

I understand depression. I take efexor and it does help me. I don't know what your attack was last summer but I do know that you need to talk about it. Get it out in the light of day and it won't be such a bugger. You mention your pain. Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? I certainly know the pain involved with that. I just recovered from a severe attack that had me in a wheel chair for several weeks. I even had to have help going to the bathroom. That is depressing. I cried and then I pulled myself togeather and fought it. I am more than willing to listen if you want to unload a bit. Just hang in there. This too will pass.

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-06 00:35:20 -0600 Report

I would like to talk with you if you do not mind but I would rather talk one to one so if you accept my friendship invite, we can do that then.

Turtle

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