At Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Tami wrote:
>I've been on the Celexa for nearly a month now. I can't tell if its
>working or not. I am also on Methadone,Neurontin, Pamelor. I am sleepy
>all the time. I can't hardly work. And I am missing my mind, if you
>know what I mean. How did you go about getting on disability? I have
>been thinking about it.
>At Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Tammy wrote:
>>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
>>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,