Re: Antidepressants

From: Paula Healey (phealey11@earthlink.net)
Tue Feb 22 19:20:59 2000


Jessica, How long were you taking the drug before you felt better? do you still take pain relievers? Didn't you find yourself getting cranky with the kids on your bad days? I feel so bad sometimes... It's not their fault. It's just so hard to be cheery when you feel like you could fall down at any moment... Pain killers are no good at work either. I really resist taking them unless absolutely necessary because I feel like I need to be totally "on". Do you feel the same way? Especially with your kids, it must be very difficult. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks- Paula

alanbaleyko said at “Re: Antidepressants”. [02/21/2000 16:48]

> Hi again Paula, I too am a teacher (autistic middle school students) .
> The drug
> I am on is Paxil and it has not slowed me down at all. In fact, because
> I am in
> less pain now, I am able to keep up during the day and still have energy
> for my
> family when I get home! Jessica
>
> paula wrote:
>
> > Karen,
> > Thanks for getting back to me. The Anti-depressant she prescribed is
> > Pamelor. It says right on the CVS pamphlet that it is sometimes used to
> > block nerve pain. You said you felt like your brain was "mummified in a
> > cotten ball"- this is exactly why I haven't started taking it yet. I
> > got the prescripton Friday, but I'm too afraid to start taking it.
> > I am a first grade teacher- I can't be a walking zombie!
> > I don't know what to do...
> > Paula
> >
> > At Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Karen Kaplan wrote:
> > >
> > >Paula:
> > >Which anti-depressant?
> > >Not a doctor, but never heard of an antidepressant to block nerve pain.
> > >Once, when I was being harrassed by both a subordinate AND my boss, my
> > >doctor suggested I take 2 Prozacs a day to "mute the emotions". It
> did, but
> > >I felt like my brain was mummified in a cotton ball, so I took up
> boxing
> > >instead - to release the "emotions" physically..
> > >If you are not depressed, I just don't see why you should change your
> brain
> > >chemistry, too.
> > >It's not like this is an exact science.
> > >Karen
> > >

>> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: paula <phealey11@earthlink.net>
> > >To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <adhesions@forum.obgyn.net>
> > >Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 12:28 PM
> > >Subject: Antidepressants
> > >
> > >> My pain dr. wants me to start taking an antidepressant to block
> nerve
> > >> pain (along with the million other things I take). Has anyone tried
> > >> this? Has it worked at all?
> > >>
> >
>


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