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Re: be or not to be...

Posted by nancy on June 15, 1999, at 13:06:44

In reply to Suicidal. Change meds or increase dose?, posted by racer on June 5, 1999, at 16:42:14

the pain of depression and the anguish of a mixed state...there is hell on earth...been there and nearly died many times. tough to talk about. i'm not long out of where you're now one should ever be in that place of agony.

what are you able to do, right now? can you make calls and appointments to get yourself on medicaid and/or there someone there with you that can do these things for you? you'll need financial assistance to go the route of electro-convulsive therapy.

let's try to stay alive today...if it's just too much misery to bear any longer, there's tomarrow to consider ending it all.

if suicide is the only acceptable alternative, then don't make any mistakes...things could actually end up worse than they are right now. my personal preference is atypical antipsychotic, not quickly recognizable in an er, simply drift off into a peaceful deep eternal sleep, no pain, no sickness, no coming back...


> I'm taking Effexor XR, 150 per day. I've been taking Effexor XR since January, but the dosages have been raised over this time period. The latest increase was about two weeks ago. I'm still suicidal. I just don't have the hope or motivation to go on anymore. I don't see anything at all to look forward to.
> I know what I'll do. I have a bottle of acepromazine for my horse. It's a mild sedative for horses, but you have to wear gloves to mix it, since it's so toxic to humans. I'm scared that it's gonna make me sick and miserable for a long time, which has kept me from doing it so far, but I'm also scared that I'm going to do it and then all chance of anything changing will be gone. I really need help that just isn't there for me, and don't know who to turn to.
> Can anyone help? Here's the question, same as it's been for the last year: is there a drug that will be effective against my depression without a ton of side effects that I can't tolerate? My blood pressure is too low for the tricyclics. Not a chance in hell I'll try an MAOI, gotta have my sour cream. Serzone was totally intolerable, all my muscles tensed and I couldn't keep any food down. Paxil made me gain over fifty pounds, and I slept all the time, just couldn't feel awake. Wellbutrin is out, because of anorexia. Therapy, alas, is also out. No money, no insurance. My doctor is terrible, but she's the only one available to me under my circumstances.
> Please, tell me there's hope, and help me find it. I just can't stand another minute of this. I'm 35 years old, and still stop eating at the first sign of stress! I'm sick to death of always being hungry, of never being safe and loved. Please help me.




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