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itmatsb

Joined: 07/27/2012
My Story:
I am a 60 year old woman who had a major stroke several years ago. My major disabiltity from it are 24/7 migraines which are often severe, especially if I do much in a day. Also I need at least 12 hours of sleep every night since my stroke or these migraines get terrible. I also have Trigeminal Neuralgia which is an extremely painful illness. I have right sided weakness, leg pain, difficulty swallowing, kidney failure, hate to eat and no appetite from the stroke. I also have fibromyalgia, obstructive and central sleep apnea, acid reflux, myoclonus (involuntary jerking caused by stroke), osteoporosis, bletharitis, depression (now treated), rosacea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hypothryoid. Did I forget anything--LOL. I have finally learned to be grateful for everything that I am able to do and the good things in my life. This was after hearing about another woman, far younger than I am, who has constant strokes that cannot be stopped. She also finally learned to be grateful for every day that she has. What an example to me. But none of my pain has been as bad as my past suicidal depression where no comparisons could have helped me. I am now very happy. I wish to help others.

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Reply: Depression/Anxiety What more to do?
It sounds like you need to still find the right anti-depressant and perhaps an anti-anxiety...More
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Reply: Time...
It does sound like your depression is probably a chemical imbalance as you suspect. That...More
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Reply: hopefully someone can help me
Sorry, but you need to go to a doctor. Would you rather be miserable and divorced as well?...More
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Reply: Husband,depression and sex
Yes, it can be the medications or from his depression. Is his depression really gone? First...More
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Reply: TRIGGER
There has got to be more that can be done for you. Have you told your doctor that the meds...More
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Reply: Lost without drugs
When I was encouraging you to possibly seek pregnancy, you didn't initially say that you...More
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Reply: antidepressant drugs
I don't understand why you are even talking about going off your medications. Haven't they...More
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Reply: TRIGGER
To An_245437, Thanks for your very kind words. I can tell you what saved me from suicide...More
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Reply: TRIGGER
Most likely you have a chemical imbalance which causes your depression. It sounds like you...More
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Reply: Lost without drugs
To meow, I'm wondering why you think that your pregnancy would make you worse. You should...More
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