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Mystic

Posted by simus on May 13, 2004, at 22:05:13

In reply to RE:: Hey everyone, posted by mystic on May 13, 2004, at 18:40:31

> I feel like I'm just crashing more and more...Everyday for me is a struggle and I just feel like I'm not going to pull out of it this time...I am sick of the ups and downs on this med...I feel like it never is even and that I'm just not coming out of it..I'm scared all the time and I feel like I'm useless to anyone and that I just dont know how much longer I can do this...I know that I'm not helping myself by not going up on my dosage to 15mgs but I listen to other people and it just doesnt sound like it does them any good..and my cycle is like every other friggin week!!!!

Mystic,

Don't give up hope!!! If you aren't on the right dose or even the right med, hold out hope that you will find the right combination. I tried 15mg and 20mg (even 30mg) before I gave up on Lexapro. But 15 or 20 works great for some people. It is easier to increase a dosage than to change completely, so consider trying the increase before you completely give up. I know what it is like to feel useless, but you HAVE TO view this as a temporary condition, which it is!

> ...I should be happy I have a great great great life I have a great job good pay..great husband...wonderful new grandson...wonderful daughter and I still cant be happy I still struggle and feel like this isnt going to go away ever again!!!!!!!!!!...

Oh, sweetie, don't give up hope! I was virtually sick in bed for most of 3-4 months, and now I feel like conquering the world. So don't give up. And all of the best circumstances in the world can't make you happy when you have a chemical imbalance. Be kind to yourself, especially right now.
>
> I feel like I shouldnt be posting because I dont want to bring anyone down I try to be positive when I post not so negative but I just cant right now..

That's what we're here for - to pull each other through. That's what "Sista's" do. *wink*

>I know that it is my own fault for being so damn phobic about the meds but I convince myself that this just isnt going to work for me and that if i go up I will be worse...My mind is just a terrible thing it works against me so much...
>
I have a feeling you are probably reluctant about the drugs for the same reason as the rest of us, bad reactions in the past. But if this isn't working for you, sweetie, you have to try something...

> I'm sorry guys I wish for you all to feel good and I appreciate everything you do for me...I pray every night for all of us to find the happiness and peace of mind that we so desperately need..I'm sorry if I bring anyone down and will be back when I feel better and can contribute something to the group...I love you all...Take care Mystic

You'll be in my prayers. God bless you.


 

Re: Mystic

Posted by simus on May 13, 2004, at 22:10:10

In reply to Mystic, posted by simus on May 13, 2004, at 22:05:13

Mystic,

And don't forget that you have been going through a whole lot of extra stress lately, and that does factor in. It takes longer to bounce back from a stressful time now than it used to (pre-meds). Take care of yourself.

(((hug)))

 

RE:: Simus

Posted by mystic on May 13, 2004, at 22:21:17

In reply to Re: Mystic, posted by simus on May 13, 2004, at 22:10:10

Simus...I luvya my angel..Your the best...I know that I have been under a lot of stress but it just isnt going away...I know that I will take the extra meds this weekend..>It is hard because hubby is going away for the night on saturday that is when I decided to up to 15mgs and it is soooo quiet on the posts on the weekends..but I will do it I promise this weekend...for sure...Thank you for responding to my e-mail you are the bestest...I'm happy that you are feeling better also...What are you on again you are no longer on lex are you??..thank simus take care and god bless you...Your friend mystic

 

RE:: Simus mystic

Posted by simus on May 13, 2004, at 22:52:27

In reply to RE:: Simus, posted by mystic on May 13, 2004, at 22:21:17

> What are you on again? you are no longer on lex are you?

I am on Wellbutrin and Xanax. Wellbutrin isn't for everybody, but it worked very well for me.

God bless.

 

Re: Where are you Anxious Babe?

Posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 9:35:11

In reply to Re: Where are you Anxious Babe?, posted by anxious babe on May 13, 2004, at 10:26:54

Hi Babe (do you mind if I call you Babe for short?).

Sounds like heaven to me. I love gardening. I have been busy with studying and my girls have been rehearsing for dance recital all week but as soon as all that is over, I'm heading to my garden. Can't wait! Glad you are feeling good. Keep checking in once in awhile or we get worried. Mrs. C

 

Re: Where are you Anxious Babe?

Posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 9:40:11

In reply to Re: Where are you Anxious Babe?, posted by Anakin on May 13, 2004, at 16:52:26

Anakin, Congrads on feeling great about your size 12. I think the media wants us all to feel huge no matter what our size unless we are a size 1. Which of course, is impossible unless you have the genetics. I have struggled most of my adult life with my weight. I am now a size 10 trying so hard to get to 8. I'm sick of the struggle and wish I could just accept myself for what I am. I'm a bit crabby today, sorry. Mrs. C

 

RE:: Hey everyone

Posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 9:45:01

In reply to RE:: Hey everyone, posted by mystic on May 13, 2004, at 18:40:31

Mystic, don't you dare leave this board!!! We all have had our trying times and we are here to get support and give it when we can. You are a wonderful caring woman and everyone hear loves you including me. Don't alienate yourself from us. We'll take you up or down any time! Today I am feeling very very cranky! I have cramps, I'm bloated, I have a mole that I am obsessing over, I twitch in my eye that I am obsessing over and I am just sick of myself!!! I need to vent and that's what I am doing. And I know that everyone here understands and accepts me just like we will for you no matter how you are feeling. Noone expects you to be encouraging and upbeat when you are feeling lousy so don't feel like you have to be. Love ya, Mrs. C

 

RE:: Mystic

Posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 9:49:23

In reply to RE:: Simus, posted by mystic on May 13, 2004, at 22:21:17

Mystic, was I just too harsh?! If so I apologize. I am just really grumpy today! I will be here for you as much as I can. I gave you my phone number awhile ago. If you don't have it please let me know and I will send it again to you. I would love to talk you through Sat night if I can. Or we can go to "Open babble" and talk there. I won't be home till about 10 from the girls' recital but I don't mind staying up late with you to help you through your increase. Let me know.

I am just realizing that I should have sent this to your personal address. I hope that you read this and get back to me. Love ya. Mrs. C

 

Re: Where are you Anxious Babe?

Posted by anxious babe on May 14, 2004, at 10:00:32

In reply to Re: Where are you Anxious Babe?, posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 9:35:11

Hi Mrs.C
You can call me whatever you like, I don't mind.
My email address is fknight1@hotmail.com if you or anyone ever wants to chat directly through that too. I always check my email at least once or twice a day so feel free to write...sometimes this website gets confusing to me, even though that sounds stupid but sometimes I find it hard to follow a conversation. I guess I will learn in time but it's so much easier to communicate on direct email or instant messenger.

So your girls are getting ready for their dance recital - how exciting! I danced all my life and even taught for some years. I am 33 and still dance with my daughter, infact I had my tap shoes on last night and was teaching my 2 1/2 year old some new steps.

I felt a little anxious last night and I am hoping that the medication is not wearing off - I took a xanax and felt fine. I guess I am just looking for a miracle to make the anxiety disappear all together, so I will keep praying for all of us.
God Bless and keep in touch.

 

KathrynLex--About Lex and Wellbutrin

Posted by ednababish on May 14, 2004, at 11:07:25

In reply to Re: Where are you Anxious Babe?, posted by anxious babe on May 14, 2004, at 10:00:32

Hey all, and especially KathrynLex,
My p-doc suggested adding wellbutrin to the mix because I still have some irritability, sexual side effects, and problems with concentration. She's left it up to me, and I asked her for a month to think about it because it is the end of the semester, I had a sinus infection and felt bluer than usual, and my fibromyalgia was acting up. In other words, a lot going on right now. I'm not sure about this move, I feel great today, and one day in probably the next six months we'll be starting another baby. What do you know about wellbutrin and pregnancy, about potential side effect, immediate and long range results, etc? I fear I may be ADD which would explain the restlessness and inability to concentrate, and someone suggested that wellbutrin is used for ADD and for fibromyalgia. Has anyone heard any of this? And where is Lexy? Thanks and God bless,
Edna B

 

from Lexy!

Posted by sexylexy on May 14, 2004, at 17:26:13

In reply to RE:: Hey everyone, posted by susielalala on May 13, 2004, at 19:54:34

Hi Everyone!!!
I miss my YoYo girls so much. It is about 6:00 my time and we just got off the plane and arrived home. Boca was wonderful, got a nice tan, chartered a Yacht and had an overall wonderful time. I am off to the beach with my boyfriend tomorrow but I wanted to check in and say I love you and hope everyone is well!! I will start posting again regulary on wednesday!!!!
God Bless,
Lexy

 

Re: from Lexy!

Posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 19:07:31

In reply to from Lexy!, posted by sexylexy on May 14, 2004, at 17:26:13

Lexy, good to hear from you! Sounds like you are happy and that you had a great time. I used to live in Fort Lauderdale and I know how beautiful that area is. Have fun at the beach! Mrs.C

 

Mystic

Posted by jlynne on May 14, 2004, at 21:48:31

In reply to RE:: Hey everyone, posted by mystic on May 13, 2004, at 18:40:31

Mystic, I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time. It is so frustrating when the meds that are supposed to be helping us let us down, and then add the unsteady hormones on top of that and it is a miracle that we are able to function at all.

Have you had your hormones checked, Mystic? I began menopause when I was around 40, myself - no fun; I thought I was losing my mind until I started hormone therapy. It is worth checking out - and don't let anyone tell you that you are too young, because I am living proof.

I don't know about you (maybe you can relate to this) but even though my first grandchild was such a beautiful blessing to me, I have to admit that along with the blessing came the added responsibility of one more person in my life to *worry* about. It is so hard to let life just unfold naturally, because if I let go then something just awful will happen - and if I worry, then I am prepared for the worst . . . no surprises.

I will pray that you will have an easy time with your increase this weekend. I have no plans, other than working around the house and yard, so I will be checking in on babble, so if you need some company I will be around, sweetie.

God bless you.

(((Mystic))) (((peace))) (((soft strokes)))

...jlynne

 

Re: Mystic

Posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 22:12:44

In reply to Mystic, posted by jlynne on May 14, 2004, at 21:48:31

Jlynne, what a sweet message to Mystic. You are very understanding and a great help to everyone. Thanks for being you. Mrs. C

 

Re: Mystic

Posted by Anakin on May 15, 2004, at 8:48:34

In reply to Re: Mystic, posted by Mrs. C on May 14, 2004, at 22:12:44

you parentheses are the best. they make me smile every time.

 

RE: Hey Jlynne

Posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 10:08:05

In reply to Re: Mystic, posted by Anakin on May 15, 2004, at 8:48:34

Hey Jlynne..thank you soooo much you are the best you always know just what to say and you are always there for everyone..you are truely an angel...I took the 15mgs this morning and then went to arobics so it was ok..I'm going shopping with my daughter in a little bit something I hate to do but she needs to get some clothes to fit her before she starts to think about her old ways...She has done such a great job and she has lost so much already so I dont want the eating disorder to take over which I'm confident that it wont she is soooo happy with Ryan and she knows with Nursing she has to eat right so I'm not seeing that as a problem.

Keith might have Hep A because of some food that he ate think it might have been subway so he is getting tested for that they should find out today or it could be his gallblader they are not sure so she stayed with me last night which was great...Afraid to ask if she is staying again tonight dont want to be disappointed if she isnt and it would be great because hubby is going away overnight and could use it with my increase..But we will see and I know that I have all of you and that is such a comfort...

Jlynne you should look to yourself and see what a wonderful person that you are and we are so lucky that we have you..You continue to help Sandy and you are always there for her and you still check in and give great posts when we need it..You are truely a wonderful person and I truely hope that you realize it..Thank you for everything will keep you posted during the day...Luvya Heidi

 

RE:: Jlynne

Posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 11:13:12

In reply to Mystic, posted by jlynne on May 14, 2004, at 21:48:31

Hey Jlynne.You are so right about the extra person to worry about...mel isnt going back to work until august and I'm already tweeking about babysitters and everything else...I was telling the dr yesterday that I just have such a hard time with worrying about everyone else and not enough about myself..hhahaha I feel like I have to save the world..and I think that with all of us it is the same we think and are better to everyone else in our lives than we are to ourselved...you are so intuitive..thanks..Mystic

 

Mystic

Posted by jlynne on May 15, 2004, at 13:45:37

In reply to RE:: Jlynne, posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 11:13:12

Hey, I'm up now (*smile*). I slept in today (it is 11:20 a.m. here) - - I guess I needed to catch up. Nice not to have anyone around nagging me to get out of bed:~)

Mystic, you sound a little better today, but you didn't really say(??). I am so proud of you for taking that leap and increasing the lex today.

Now, I am a little confused . . . is Keith Ryan's daddy?? and they all spent the night last night?? How nice to have them all under your wing (*BIG smile*). I love it when my kids bring their families to stay the night - - it is one time that I know they are safe and I don't have to wonder:~)

Well, I better go get something done or I'll find myself without clean clothes to wear!!

Good luck, mystic - - I will check in again later.

(((mother hens))) (((families))) (((yo-yo's)))

...jlynne

P.S. you have to stop gushing over me, cuz I get embarassed ok? (but you are so sweet to say those things (*smile*)

 

(((Anakin))) (((summer break)))

Posted by jlynne on May 15, 2004, at 13:54:53

In reply to Re: Mystic, posted by Anakin on May 15, 2004, at 8:48:34

> you parentheses are the best. they make me smile every time.

Glad you like them, sweetie:~)

(((the little things))) (((smiles)))

...jlynne

 

RE:: Jlynne

Posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 14:53:22

In reply to (((Anakin))) (((summer break))), posted by jlynne on May 15, 2004, at 13:54:53

Hey Jlynne..Thanks for checking in...Keith is Ryans father and he is the one that is sick so mel and ryan are staying with me and he is staying at the house..tried to get him to go to his parents but he wont..still waiting for the bloodwork to come back from the hospital...I'm just getting back from shopping with mel that wasnt too much fun as it never is but made it through and now home for the day..Not feeling the best right now really tired and have a headache..so might take a nap and try to relax as long as my head doesnt start getting to me thinking too much..glad you slept in we all need that once in a while..it is absolutely beautiful weather here today unbeilievable...I love it..Well I'm off take care and will check in later..Your freind...Mystic

 

Mystic

Posted by jlynne on May 15, 2004, at 16:05:59

In reply to RE:: Jlynne, posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 14:53:22

Hi, Mystic . . . sorry you have a headache, but thank you for being honest; I know this is no fun for you. One day when we are all in babble heaven, we will look back to see where we have been, and this will be a very small piece of our lives by then . . . but we will have each other to remind us of how bad it was and how nice that it didn't last forever.

And I am sure that they will have the best champagne in babble heaven, so we can all raise our glasses together and be thankful for the yo-yo sistahood:~)

(((yo-yo's))) (((courage))) (((victories)))

...jlynne

 

RE::: Jlynne

Posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 17:10:27

In reply to Mystic, posted by jlynne on May 15, 2004, at 16:05:59

Ah Yes Jlynne that sounds wonderful and I truely believe that is going to happen to us...we need it to happen to us...!!!!...That is why I try to stir things up sometimes in here to get everyone to keep in touch I wouldnt like it at all if we lost touch with one another just because we feel better...How is your day going?...My daughter is going home her boyfriend doesnt have hep A he has iron dificiency anemia which we will have to have the baby checked also to see if he has it as keiths father has it also so it is something with the blood will look more on the computer to get more info..

I'm feeling sad because she is leaving and scared to stay alone as my husband is gone for the night but I cant let her know that or she would stay and her place is at home..It if weird because I know that she wishes that she still lived here and that she never moved out in the first place I think that she realized that as soon as she moved out of the house..You know how they are about I'm going to make it on my own..and in some ways she is just that inocent little girl of mine and I would do anything to protect her..but she is a mother now and she has to make her own way and she will..but breaks my heart...

well my friend tell me how you are doing and I will catch up later..are you on 20 of lex or 10 hard to keep up with everyone..thanks for keeping in touch to day it means a lot to me ...Your friend Mystic

 

RE:: Jlynne PS

Posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 17:11:23

In reply to RE::: Jlynne, posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 17:10:27

Hey i'm not a real champagne person but do love asti spumanti..or if we do have champagne you can put some chamborge in it and it tastes great...so we will have to think about that....

 

Babble Heaven

Posted by jlynne on May 15, 2004, at 18:05:59

In reply to RE:: Jlynne PS, posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 17:11:23

> Hey i'm not a real champagne person but do love asti spumanti..

Well, in babble heaven champagne tastes like whatever you *want* it to . . . for me it will taste like a margarita; for you it can taste like asti spumanti (*smile*).

(((cheers)))

...jlynne

 

Going to the store . . .

Posted by jlynne on May 15, 2004, at 20:10:27

In reply to RE::: Jlynne, posted by mystic on May 15, 2004, at 17:10:27

. . . want me to bring you anything?? LOL

I will be gone for a bit, but I wanted to answer your last post before I leave.

I am on 10mg lex now - I went up to 15mg but was way too tired on that dose, so I went back down. You probably won't experience the fatigue that I did at 15mg; I would think your anxiety would counteract that. But my problem being depression, it is a different experience for me.

I am feeling pretty good today; it is my *vacation* day without lex. But I still don't seem to have accomplished much today - other than my laundry. I envy you with the nice weather - I would like to be out in my yard today, but it is a little on the cool, cloudy side here. Ah, well . . . maybe tomorrow.

I'll check in when I get back from the store. Do you have a cat or a dog? My cat has saved me from being too afraid of being alone at night (weird, isn't it? . . . like she could actually *protect* me or something! LOL) I guess it's just having another living being in the house; gives me comfort, anyway.

(((pets))) (((sunshine)))

...jlynne


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