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Poco a Poco 01-15-2005 - 02:01 PM
So little by little. I like that saying. I think it will be handy in the future. So far today i have tortured my kid, been tortured by him, and cleaned up my living room. Gosh, you can almost see the whole thing now!! Shoes got sorted but somehow i have a few spare shoes!! rofl Dunno where the others went, probably where my christmas ornaments went also! Stupid cats.....

I feel a bit better today. I think that I let things overwhelm me and then I panic. I need to learn to stop and write or somehow get rid of some of the things that bother me. I can only deal with so much. I also need to get on a Psychiatrist and counsellor next week. I have to travel to see them so I will have to make arrangements to see them the same days. It will be at least a three hour drive as I am thinking where the kids are wont have any good Psychs. So we shall see how hard this will prove to be. At least the gas prices are relatively low....I just hate driving in the winter.

I have some tough choices, and am going to discuss the options of antidepressants with my doc. I doubt my gyn will help on Monday. He was a good surgeon but is going to not be happy when I tell him what meds I am taking and why. His opinion is there is nothing wrong with me. Now he will blame the effexor, and blah blah blah. I dont understand how he can honestly sit and tell me if I cycle that my hormones are just fine. No blood tests. Maybe I just dont get it. I asked DH if I should be a doctor, it is something I have thought about in the past. I think I will be better taking my social work and setting up a program with the health dept here for post hyst work. I just wish I could see the future. Who knows what it brings. In some ways I am so excited about my future. In others, not so much....

Well off to play some cards, figure out supper and find out if I get another kid for the night or not. Oh well, so much for a night of fun....

Blue Skyes said at 01-15-2005 - 02:37 PM
Good mantra, Kat. Little by little. I use 'one thing at a time' Don't know if this happens to you, but when I start thinking of one 'bad' thing, 15 more will pop up until I am so overwhelmed with the bad that I can't see any good- especially about me!!

Right now is good for me. Having a good day. Saw some old friends, feeling pretty good physically, but boy on those bad days.. Watch out. Hope your dr appts work out for you and glad you are having a good day


solana2 said at 01-15-2005 - 05:31 PM
Please keep trying, little by little, different dosages, different meds. It took me a while, but what is working for me is (drum roll, and screeches of horror): Climara patch, Lexapro, Xanax. I take the Xanax @ night to help me sleep. Overall, this works best for me. But since my (total) hysterectomy 4/30/04, I am just now starting to feel it all click into place. My primary dr. upped my dosage of Xanax last month. I only switched to Climara in November.

Please ask, pester and try different meds/dosages. That is what worked best for me. Keep track of your symptoms, and times & events that trigger your most worst days. My worst problem was intense migraine headaches; hence, the patch worked better than Cenestin pills. Excessive dramarama in my life necessitated the extra Xanax. And the Lexapro has been with me for the past few years.

I am hoping for the best for you.


Moonchime said at 01-15-2005 - 06:00 PM
I agree with Solana--keep pestering the doctors until you find what works best for your body.

I take Celexa, Klonopin and just upped my Vivelle Dot estrogen dosage to .1, and I am feeling pretty good right now. I hope things stay this way.

Good luck to you. S~Marilyn





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