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considering therapy. mind/body issues

Posted by surfergirl on June 4, 2009, at 0:10:33

Hi all,
I have been sick with a a variety of problems--lupus, thyroid cancer, migraines, heart problems, asthma for over 10 years. I had a lot of trauma in my childhood & feel like this may have contributed to me being sick. Until the last 3 years, I pretty much tried to avoid all doctors, and only saw my chiropractor & a naturopath, but I got too sick. I gave in & now have a bunch of doctor's managing my problems. I luckily found some good doctors & decided to add in a PD to the mix.

It has been an interesting 5 months & I am on Adderal for adult ADD (which seemed to be the root of my anxiety) and Xyrem for narcolepsy. I like Adderal but am not wholly convinced re Xyrem being right for me.

I did have therapy for 7 years total when I was in my 20's & really benefited. I considered myself graduated from therapy--until now. I am reluctant to bring up old pain & grief, possibly get depressed doing so and not be there for my family. It also takes a lot of time & money.

I am professional (a RN), have a great job working with people with rare diseases, have a husband & 3 teenage children. I think it is kinda crazy that I am taking these meds. It has been hard for me to wrap my head around the diagnosis & treatment. But I feel relaxed & focused on Adderal. I know I need it. I think it has helped me to connect some of the emotional stuff that is still there effecting my body. (ie getting a 10 day headache starting on the 27th anniversary of my mother's death.

thanks for all replies,





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