Posted by jlynne on May 8, 2004, at 13:21:29
In reply to RE:: Hey everyone, posted by mystic on May 8, 2004, at 10:08:32
Hey y'all . . . sorry i haven't been posting much lately; it just seems that i have had something to do after work every night this past week (not fun things, either - - just errands and such). I think about you, though, sistas, and i read your posts every day.
Mystic, i want you to just take that extra half pill, or 1/4 pill, and get it over with, sista!! You can always go back down, if it doesn't work out, sweetie. You will never know for sure until you try it, and in the meantime you are having a really hard time of it when maybe you could feel better, okay?? I went up to 15 and had to go back down again, but it didn't hurt me one bit to try it . . . i am still alive and no brain damage (that i know of, anyway)LOL. But i am treating for depression, and i hear that you need higher doses for anxiety, so i think you are overdue for the increase.
I talked with trucker last nite; she had the ultra sound yesterday, and it confirmed that she does have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). She has an appointment with a regular doctor to find out what treatment is recommended, but she thinks she will be taking glucofage. Her exam went really well, and she said the doctor who did it was just absolutely wonderful and his wife was his assistant and helped her so much; they were very kind and understanding about trucker's fears.
Hey, mystic, i hear you about visiting your mother tomorrow. I bet we all have some lovely stories we could tell about our mutha's, eh? Well, i just found out mine has CHF and she is going downhill (she is 81). It is so sad that she has lived this long and not found peace; i wish i could give her that as a gift tomorrow. And i wish i could go back and give her the help that she needed to be well (mentally) when she was young, but it just wasn't available yet back then, and she is a victim of her time. At least our children know that we are trying - right?? Maybe the cycle can end with us, sistas *smile*.
Hey, hang in there all of you. I am feeling pretty good, still, myself. I think the med vacations have made a huge difference for me; I feel very hopeful for the future and that is a new thing for me. I am still at 10mg lex, and only take the ativan occasionally now and when i do i only need 1/4mg. I am sleeping pretty well, but need to get to bed earlier than I have been lately (staying up WAY too late).
I love you all:~)
P.S. Mystic, I saw the pic of Ryan - - he is sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!! When I saw his picture, I just felt so warm and happy inside . . . he feels like *family*. Tell Mel I said "nice going". **BIG smiles**