Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 748283

Shown: posts 23 to 47 of 76. Go back in thread:

 

Re: URGENT: Please share disability info, etc for

Posted by notfred on April 9, 2007, at 14:51:13

In reply to Re: URGENT: Please share disability info, etc for, posted by notfred on April 9, 2007, at 14:29:47

> SS Disability ? Just apply at the Social Security office.
>
> http://www.ssa.gov/disability/


One tip, make an appointment with the SS office, that way you do not have to wait in line.

 

Jerry, re: disability JerryPharmStudent

Posted by 10derHeart on April 9, 2007, at 16:24:30

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry stargazer, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 9, 2007, at 10:13:08

>>I did try for disability years ago and they turned me down because I knew the current president and the current date - apparently you have to have no clue where or when you are to receive disability. The man who interviewed me for disability was demeaning, rude and looked at me like I was trash. I gave up. I have no money for lawyers.

Jerry, you shouldn't need any $$ for a SS disability lawyer, for an appeal or a "new" claim. They only get paid if they win, and it's out of the settlement and set by the SSA. Check out this site....looks very helpful.

http://www.thensome.com/ssdi.htm

They also link to:

http://www.nosscr.org/refer.html

This is an 800 # in put you in touch with a lawyer and/or paralegal in your area who do SS disability work .

I also think willye's suggestions in his post to you at the bottom of this board are excellent. It can seem overwhelming, BUT, posters here are offering to do some of it for you, and maybe you could set your mind to focus just on trying to make one call, or look for some old med receipts - anything - each day ...no matter how small it is something to feel you accomplished.

Please let your local churches, food pantries, shelters and so on help. That's why they are there - they want to help. When I volunteered in the past, I didn't care if you were 35 or 75, thin or overweight, I only cared if there was something I/we could do for the person INSIDE the outer shell of a body - to bring the comfort of food, etc.

I hear your pain and am praying for you. So glad you told people here how bad it is. God Bless you, Jerry
--10derHeart

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry

Posted by notfred on April 9, 2007, at 17:35:13

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry stargazer, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 9, 2007, at 10:13:08

I did try for disability years ago and they truned me down because I knew the current president and the current date - apparently you have to ahve no clue where or when you are to receive disability. The man who interviewed me for disability was demeaning, rude and looked at me like I was trash. I gave up. I have no money for lawyers.


Did you appeal ? You have many chances to appeal after the first judgment. Most win on appeal, the lawyer gets usually 1/4 of your back benefits as payment. So you need no money to hire a lawyer.

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry

Posted by elanor roosevelt on April 9, 2007, at 23:28:13

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry, posted by notfred on April 9, 2007, at 17:35:13

Buspar puts the weight on quickly and I found i took it too long. For major "free floating" anxieties I needed it to get through a tough time but then it slowed me down.
So it might be a med you want to switch.
You need help with getting your house in order. This is a big issue for me. I know how it feels to get stuck and not be able to clear the mess. It's like the mess reflects what the inside of your mind feels like.
Hang in there.

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry

Posted by chiron on April 9, 2007, at 23:45:48

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry, posted by elanor roosevelt on April 9, 2007, at 23:28:13

I was just recently told about NAMI, an organization for the mentally ill. I don't know if they have anything to offer you, but it's worth checking in to.
Hang it there!

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry

Posted by football on April 10, 2007, at 0:52:33

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry stargazer, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 9, 2007, at 10:13:08

"I won't go into a hospital at this point because the only one close enough is a prison with very, very horrible doctors and services. I'd rather sit here and rot on my couch."

Please go to the next closest one then. You absolutely need to hospitalized and the great majority of them have great doctors and services. Just please manage to get to a hospital and you will have a team around you doing everything they can to help you.

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry

Posted by willyee on April 10, 2007, at 8:24:04

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry, posted by notfred on April 9, 2007, at 17:35:13

> I did try for disability years ago and they truned me down because I knew the current president and the current date - apparently you have to ahve no clue where or when you are to receive disability. The man who interviewed me for disability was demeaning, rude and looked at me like I was trash. I gave up. I have no money for lawyers.
>
>
>
>
> Did you appeal ? You have many chances to appeal after the first judgment. Most win on appeal, the lawyer gets usually 1/4 of your back benefits as payment. So you need no money to hire a lawyer.

Over him,they will try,its a wall,just come back at everything they say.I recomend using a strong anxiety agent the day you go there because SOME can seem aganist you rather for you.If the face to face goes bad,call,keep comming at them.

Also if anyone has trouble with the last part of seeing "their" doc which by hear say im told is a last resort of them rejecting you,i might not have people agree since it does invovle a bit of dishonesty,or more so EXGARATION...

But on this day let it out,dress how you feel,speak move and behave how you felt all tis time,not just that particular day.They are not judging you on the single day,so dont give them reason to use it aganist you,comming in on a good day like a million bucks might allow them to see past 7 or so years of suffering.

I had someone drive me there,but i was in very bad shape then,when asked why the person was there i explained on certain days i choose not to drive depending on my anxiety level.When all was said and done,i think i scared tht doc into never wanting to see me again.

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry JerryPharmStudent

Posted by Larry Hoover on April 10, 2007, at 9:25:14

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 9, 2007, at 10:21:13

> after reading my last post - it's jsut a list of how terrible my life is and makes me look liek a whiner.
>
> I'm totally embarassed.
>
>
> I'm sorry

Jerry, I'm really sorry to learn that your recent lack of posting (here, and elsewhere), is due to such severe symptoms and loss of functioning. I am totally proud of you for speaking up. The truth is not whining, Jer. When reality bites, it simply bites. You gave people the information that they can use to assist you. Please don't let pride stand in the way of getting help through this difficult time.

I know, from experience, that one of the biggest difficulties you face when you fall into a hole is that you have to climb out before you can even consider functioning normally. People here are reaching out, and will be with you at each step of the way up that ladder. All will be well again. In time, all will be well.

You posted, dude. In your time of need, you did the right thing. I can never bring myself to do that. Maybe, with your example, I might give that a shot.

Lar

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry Larry Hoover

Posted by paulbwell on April 10, 2007, at 10:45:47

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry JerryPharmStudent, posted by Larry Hoover on April 10, 2007, at 9:25:14

Jerry-I miss chating to you on MSN, stay in touch and reply to my babblemail-people here have come to know and care about you.

 

Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry Larry Hoover

Posted by KayeBaby on April 10, 2007, at 14:07:25

In reply to Re: What can we do to help?/Jerry JerryPharmStudent, posted by Larry Hoover on April 10, 2007, at 9:25:14

I agree with you, Larry.

I find it very inspiring to see people reach out when they need help. I am trying to learn to do this. I mostly dissappear from life when I am in a bad way.

I am more comfortable in the caretaking mode and people look to me when they need help. When I am ill I just am out of my element and don't even know how to ask for help.

I have come to realize that the give and take is a natural flow and to limit yourself to one role or the other disrupts this healing cycle.

Have a penny give a penny, need one take one.
This is good order in the universe.

Jerry,
How are you doing?

Take Care,
Kaye

 

Re: Hello, goodbye JerryPharmStudent

Posted by Deneb on April 11, 2007, at 1:20:42

In reply to Re: Hello, goodbye, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 8, 2007, at 23:25:19

I'm sorry to hear you're not doing well.

Please don't kill yourself. People love you here

Deneb*

 

Has anyone heard from Jerry??????? (nm)

Posted by UgottaHaveHope on April 11, 2007, at 10:37:50

In reply to Re: Hello, goodbye JerryPharmStudent, posted by Deneb on April 11, 2007, at 1:20:42

 

Re: Has anyone heard from Jerry???????

Posted by KayeBaby on April 11, 2007, at 11:47:26

In reply to Has anyone heard from Jerry??????? (nm), posted by UgottaHaveHope on April 11, 2007, at 10:37:50

This is worrying.
Has anyone talked to him or know anything?

Kaye

 

Are you ok!?! Sebastian

Posted by Sebastian on April 11, 2007, at 15:18:17

In reply to Re: What can we do to help? JerryPharmStudent, posted by Sebastian on April 9, 2007, at 12:50:07

Have you found a solution? Bussy? Feeling worse or better? I hope I didn't give you bad advice? what meds are you taking?

 

Jerry, did you stop any of your meds yet?

Posted by stargazer on April 11, 2007, at 22:58:04

In reply to Are you ok!?! Sebastian, posted by Sebastian on April 11, 2007, at 15:18:17

Jerry, haven't heard from you in a few days and need to know you are Ok?

Read your post and agree med changes are in order...I'm on Abilify, low dose 5 mg, and would recommend it to you in lieu of perhaps Remeron, Lexapro and Buspar.

Sorry to hear of your recent state, it is never easy to try and climb back up from that place, but it can be done with the help of a good pdoc and friends here that will try and help you through the darkness.

Just let us suggest things that have worked for us or not worked or give you new things to try. You know many of us here have found better solutions to our depression than with our pdoc's suggestions. It can be really good to listen and try other things your doctor will not suggest. You may even need to get a second opinion if you have never had one, although you did have ECT and VNS so you must have had many other consultations.

Have any drugs ever worked for you? You say Hydrocodone and Adderall are useful but what do they not do that you are hoping other meds can do for you?

Write back. Stargazer

 

Re: Jerry, did you stop any of your meds yet?

Posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 12, 2007, at 0:51:18

In reply to Jerry, did you stop any of your meds yet?, posted by stargazer on April 11, 2007, at 22:58:04

I a overwhelmed at the respose. YOu people are thee most caring, sensitive, kind people I could ever know. Strangers willing to call places for me? I woul dhave NEVER thought anyone would even offer.

I have tears in my eyes from reading your responses. YOu are beautiful people.

I"m sorry to have worried you. I've been sleeping away reality since my last post. TOmorrow I see my therapist and will talk to him about all of this - especially about SS info and help.

I cannot that you people enough.......

Jerry

 

Re: Geodon or Abilify?

Posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 12, 2007, at 0:58:20

In reply to Re: What can we do to help? JerryPharmStudent, posted by UgottaHaveHope on April 9, 2007, at 0:50:17

Some of you have mentioned positive results using Abilify. I'mwondering how Abilify and Geodon differ as far as treating TRD? They both seem to hit many of the same subreceptors, etc - but someone mentioned that Abilify was good for motivation.

Can anyone share experiences with either med? I've been on Seroquel before - which only knocked me out for days and days - even at small doses and made me gain tremendous amounts of weight.

thanks again......I lvove you alll

Jerry

 

Re: Geodon or Abilify?/Tried both

Posted by stargazer on April 12, 2007, at 10:56:19

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify?, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 12, 2007, at 0:58:20

Jerry, you're in luck, I've tried both. The only problem is that I have no mental recall of Geodon's effectiveness. All I can say is that if I didn't stick with it, the results must not been very good. Uh let me consult my journal, yeah, here it is...
2/15/05 1st dose of Geodon 20, makes me dizzy, sleepy right away... (Phillipa...sounds good at perhaps lower dose for insomnia)
2/18 having headaches continuously...Psychobabble posting says it's a Satan drug(!) at higher doses like 80 mg. Average dose is 40 mg, BID dosing recommended.
3/22 still on Geodon at 20 mg, 10 mg/am, 10 mg/ pm.

*NOte: I was also on Wellbutrin 150, Adderall 30 and Celexa 40 mg.

5/05 I stopped Geodon for some unknown reason. Only reason I woulddothis was for bad side effects as I increased it and no effects atthe tolerated dose (20 mg).

Abilify: started 5 mg only on March 20. Seemed to increase my motivation and focus almost right away. Suggestions from my pdoc to increase the dosage have been rejected by me since I want to avoid SE's and this dose is doing something positive.

So my vote is for Abilify, 5 mg to start and if an increase is indicated, try and keep dose low, 15 mg or less.

Good luck Jerry. We're behind you since we know how your pain feels. My family is clueless too, I rarely tell them anything anymore. The last time I discussed it with my mother she started to tell me to "find religion" and I started screaming at her out of frustration. Very out of character for me but I just wanted to drill the point home, she gave up telling me what she thought I should do...

Stargazer

 

Re: Abilify!!!!

Posted by Sebastian on April 12, 2007, at 13:29:30

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify?, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 12, 2007, at 0:58:20

I strongly suggest abilify over geodon. For one, abilify will realy lose weight, and lower blood sugar, increase metabolism. It doesn't take much, 15mg and you will have dramatic effects of this. also I gained weight on geodon. Lost all the weight on abilify. Still take a small dose of abilify, 5mg. Abilify is more likely to make happy instead of angry. Very energizing too. Plus a lot of people including me had bad side-effects with geodon, like blurry vision and blinking eyes.

 

Re: Geodon or Abilify?

Posted by KayeBaby on April 12, 2007, at 15:47:18

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify?, posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 12, 2007, at 0:58:20

My vote is for abilify. See if you can start low and take it slow.

If it amps your motivation you will be on your way!

It might make you sleepy at first so don't worry.
This has been a great med for lots of people with your symptoms.

We are pulling for you!
(((((((Jerry))))))))


Peace,
Kaye

 

Re: Geodon or Abilify?

Posted by Phillipa on April 12, 2007, at 19:24:34

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify?, posted by KayeBaby on April 12, 2007, at 15:47:18

I think one of the meds in Scott's cocktail is also ambilify. And hes in remission. Love Phillipa

 

Re: Abilify!!!! Sebastian

Posted by theo on April 12, 2007, at 21:57:53

In reply to Re: Abilify!!!!, posted by Sebastian on April 12, 2007, at 13:29:30

Is best time to take Abilify morning or evening?

 

Re: Geodon or Abilify?/Tried both stargazer

Posted by theo on April 12, 2007, at 21:58:36

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify?/Tried both, posted by stargazer on April 12, 2007, at 10:56:19

Do you take your Abilify morning or evening?

 

Re: Geodon or Abilify? KayeBaby

Posted by theo on April 12, 2007, at 21:59:12

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify?, posted by KayeBaby on April 12, 2007, at 15:47:18

Do you take Abilify morning or evening?

 

Re: Geodon or Abilify?

Posted by KayeBaby on April 12, 2007, at 22:49:47

In reply to Re: Geodon or Abilify? KayeBaby, posted by theo on April 12, 2007, at 21:59:12

> Do you take Abilify morning or evening?

I have not taken Abilify. Just been reading a lot about it and following the people here who have been taking it.


Peace,
kaye


Go forward in thread:


Show another thread

URL of post in thread:


Psycho-Babble Medication | Extras | FAQ


[dr. bob] Dr. Bob is Robert Hsiung, MD, bob@dr-bob.org

Script revised: February 4, 2008
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/cgi-bin/pb/mget.pl
Copyright 2006-17 Robert Hsiung.
Owned and operated by Dr. Bob LLC and not the University of Chicago.