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Re: Hope you're okay on your 3nd day of parnate Lorraine

Posted by shelliR on August 2, 2001, at 18:25:21

In reply to Re: Hope you're okay on your 2nd day of parnate shelliR, posted by Lorraine on August 2, 2001, at 11:42:31

Hi Lorraine,

Hope you are having a third good day on parnate.

> > > >I have stopped the estrogen, at least until I talk with her.
> This sounds right and you are very lucky to have an ob/gyn you think highly of.

yes, I wish she could be my internist and pdoc also.
BTW, what is the most accurate test for estrogen levels?

> > > > Actually, after yesterday's "seasickness" I am somewhat concerned that you haven't posted, and hope things are going better. Somehow though, I don't have a good intuition about your absence from the board today. I hope I'm wrong, and am looking forward to hearing.
> Thank-you for your concern. Things are better--although yesterday was rough because my 13 year old son lost his temper and started hitting me yesterday (he's 5'8" and strong) and telling me that he was going to kill me. It was very upsetting. First, it was hard to get "safe" because he wouldn't let me out of the room, then there was the issue of what to do to help him get control of his anger--trying to find a therapist and so forth. A real family crises. But I made it through and the family was able to talk it through last night and do some healing.

Once in my house, a client was over with her son and daugher and she said something that embarrassed him horribly and he threatened to kill her. I was not in the room--the daughter and I were downstairs, so I didn't even know that this happened until later. He was only eleven but his mom was really scared and did get him to a shrink I think. She should not have said what she did, (it was meant to tease, not to humiliate), but to have your son say I'll kill you is very scarey. I glad you all were able to talk it through.

> Shelli, so you know, I am one of those people who have "emergency" plans in place in case things get too tough. I have the book on suicide to read, the people to call, and at least one hospital that I could check myself in. I have never had to use my plan, but I have it in place because I believe that when things get rough sometimes it's easy to lose focus and I should just do step 1, then step 2 and so forth. I have also been blessed in that I don't have suicidal thoughts generally and have never attempted to harm myself.

I'm glad to know that both that you rarely have suicidal thoughts AND that you have a plan if you do.
I actually wasn't thinking that you were going to harm yourself, I was just afraid you were having a really sick day from the parnate. It seems like you are feeling very optimistic about the parnate and I am for you also. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll start parnate next week rather than nardil with concerta. Yesterday oxycontin with concera was fine until the early evening, when I felt a little sick in my stomach and totally exhausted When I tried to take a nap, I couldn't fall asleep. So last night I was a complete zombie, didn't do the treadmill or work. And then I had trouble falling asleep at 1am. So I'm still not real positive about stimulents for me.

more to come in another post..





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