Re: Thanks for your support

From: Tammy (
Mon Jul 22 13:16:54 2002

Hi Tami, My name is Tammy, I am a suffer from ARD, I take Clexa, it takes a while to start working. I remember the effects it gave me at first, I was literally walking on the walls at work. It made me very high and I hate that feeling, my Dr said to hang in there and the side effects would substide. I began taking it after my hystorectomy, the sudden loss of hormones was a shock to my brain and caused me to turn in to a world class BITCH, (and I don't mean "Babe In Total Control of Herself") and when I wasn't being a complete Rag, I would spend countless hours crying, and crying. I'd get up in the middle of the night and and go sit on my kitchen floor and sob, for no reason. Well thank God I am past that, but now I can't get off the Clexa, if I try to quit taking it (which I have tried cuz I HATE taking pills) I end up with awful anxiety attacks, and I can't sleep. Also, I had to quit working because of the pain and all the meds I was/am taking. I am not encouraging you to go on disability like me but I will tell you it has helped me recover a little more. Working really aggravated my condition and I was just wondering what you do and what effects it is having on your condition. God Bless and Take Care of You Tammy Lynn

At Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Tami wrote: >
>Hello fellow suffers,
>I've been away for awhile due to so much pain. I had the bladder scope
>thing done last week and have been diagonsed with Intersistal Cysistis
>(I am probably misspelling this again). Anyway I now have to go into
>the Urologists office once a week for the next 5 and have medication
>placed into the bladder thru a catheter...Friday I had a Colonoscopy and
>was told by that Dr that I have a Unusually large opening into where the
>appendix used to be. He said it was so large he was able to place the
>scope inside, something he has never been able to do before. Also I
>have a Spastic Colon. He stated the the hole can get food substance
>hung in the opening and cause some major pain.. He immediately stated
>he was going to call my surgeon. And last but not least, I have alot of
>ahdesions, because he had alot of trouble getting the scope thru the
>intestines due to the adhesions...Suprise. My surgeon when he told me
>he wanted to rule and any problems with the bladder and the intestines
>before we do another surgery to remove the adhesions. I told them there
>was nothing else wrong with me except adhesion pain. I guess I can
>thank him for doing the tests, because there is something wrong with
>both the bladder and intestines...I have always had pain on the right
>side. Probably for at least 10 to 15 years. I had a laproscopy for
>adhesions and endometriosis in 1985 and the Dr. removed my appendix at
>that time. Well thanks for letting me whine again. I appreciate you
>support so much. My anti-depression medication isn't working yet. I am
>now on Methadone, Neurontin, Celexa, and Pamelor at night. I am curious
>if anyone else is on any of these medication and if they have help you
>any???? I am having such difficuty working, and I just recently went
>back to 8 hours a day. I can't hardly make it all day.
>Thanks for listening,
>Love to all,

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