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Re: jumping in Elizabeth, Lorriane,

Posted by Lorraine on August 4, 2001, at 14:12:50

In reply to Re: jumping in Elizabeth, Lorriane,, posted by shelliR on August 3, 2001, at 18:28:03

Hi Shelli, elizabeth et al:

> > > It's interesting, my sister just told me recently that my SIL thinks that I don't try hard enough to overcome my depression. ....Try harder? I don't even know what she could mean. It is amazing how ignorant people can be, although I find my SIL pretty ignorant and unkind anyway, so I chalk it off to that.

I think that some people know that they are better than you because you are "less than" them and they find things to support this view. Your achilles heel is ripe pickings. I do think the trick is to not internalize and obsess over this stuff. You sound fairly balanced about it. I have really tried to change her opinion by educating her--but nothing changes and there I am with a cup in my hand asking for her approval. Not a good dynamic and one I have to back off from. It's hard though because we used to be close. I used to refer to her as the sister I never had.

> > > [re: we are all so confused]
OK. I thought ECT was ECG that should help clear things up a bit. I knew that the risk side effect profile of TCAs was heart related and so I just misread ECT for ECG. elizabeth is the one considering ECT, not me, I have many roads to walk before I am there. Although, now that I get it, elizabeth don't you have augmentation strategies to consider with a reduced dose of Desipramine?


> > > Did you go through lots of skin grafts or was there really not enough skin to take from anywhere? How long til your life got back to some type of stability after the fire?

My mom told me I could have skin grafts, I refused. I was 8 and in a lot of pain, I just wanted the pain to end. The alternative to skin grafts, by the way, is not pleasant--it involves wet soaking bandages and stripping them off along with dead (and, the painful part, not so dead) skin until the wound heals. I was back in school probably 8-10 weeks after the fire, but with bandages on. I was placed in a class for people who were handicapped, which didn't help me self-esteem. Then my family for unrelated reasons (and, no we were not in the military) started moving a lot (7 times in 5 years) so no stability, no community, no or few friends. It was a pretty rough 5 years and I did suffer a break down during that period.

> > > > BTW, in regard to back pain and meds, selegiline gave me back pain, really shoulder pain almost from the start, although I didn't think to associate it with it until I started to get bad pains in my legs. When I went off of it, both the shoulder pain and leg pain went away.

I think it's common. Day 5 Parnate. Still ok, not full mood support yet. Mild hyperventilation.





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