Re: Thanks for your support

From: Tammy (
Mon Jul 22 19:20:26 2002

Tami, if you have been on it for a month you should be getting use to the side effects, hang in there. I take the majority of my meds at night, since they all make me sleepy too. Try not to take the celexa before or during work, try taking it at night. As far as the disability, well I don't quite remember how I went about getting on it. I remember having a lot of painful attacks at work and a few times my co-workers had to take me to my Dr and/or to ER. My Dr is the one that sudjested I stop working. I went on medical leave from work utilzing the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), my Co. put me on short term disability, that expired after 6 months, by which time the Co. decided that I had a ligitiamte claim and that they would have to keep me and put me on long term disability. Right now my Co. has a rep. that is going to help me obtain State Disability, (that way the Co. doesn't have to pay me as much). I know I was going through a lot of pain and having a lot of problems both at work and at home. It seemed that working and sitting behind a desk all day aggravated my condition. I was also taking a lot of meds that were new to my sensitive system. I was really sleepy, unable to think or to hold on to a thought, I got really spacy and very depressed. I also vomited and was nausous continually. I praise God that I was taken off the job, and that I worked/still work for a reputable Co. that kept me on and has continued to send me a check once a month and pays for me and my children to have Medical/Vision/Dental Ins. I Praise the Lord, for my good fortune in all this horror. Thank you Jesus! I think you should talk to your Dr and then to your HR cordinator, find out if FMLA applies to your state, then see if you can get approved for short term disability. I had to actually leave the job, putting my position on the line. If I had not been approved and accepted by my company then I would be in a really bad position. I was in a do or die situation and I consider myself lucky to be taken care of the way I am. So think hard and make sure your family and your company supports you. I hope for the best for you and if you have any other questions let me know. Post them to the board or contact me directly at God Bless and Take Care of You Tammy Lynn

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.
>Take care,
>Love, Tami
>m a
>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
>>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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