Im fairly new to this community and I couldnt help myself when I read your post. I felt I needed to respond. Im kinda at the other end and wishing I could cry. I keep things bottled up. Its hard for me to talk to my family, they tend to feel guilty cuz they dont know what to say. I tell them just to tell me I love you. Sometimes it makes me feel better then i seem to jump in a hole with both feet asking myself why I just burdened my family with my problems.
Im seeking another dr to help me. I have only seen my primary doc. She is trying to help. I reqested a change in my meds due to weight gain (60 lbs) and because it just didnt seem to work any longer. Im feeling a little better and can smile more ofter. My mother is in denial and doesnt believe I need to a psychiatrist cuz there isnt anything wrong with me.
I wanted to suggest that you find out which pharmeceutical company is making the drug(s) the doc wants to prescribe to you. While I was going to a clinic that participates with these drug progams and I got my meds for dispensing fees only about 5.00 for a 3 month supply. There is probably a clinic in your area that does the same thing. I went to my local welfare dept. and requested help in locating a doc that I could see and it would be on a sliding scale. They have a program I believe it is called Well Women or something similar. but it got my payment down to just 10.00 a visit. Check to see if there is a program you can be a part of. My clinic also has psych students, counselors, and primary care for the family. These places wont be turning you away cuz you cant pay. They will take payments.
Your local hospital will have docs they can refer you to. And can give you info on support group meetings.
I know I have said alot, but it is worth checking into. You need ehelp and I hope you find it with these suggestions.
Good luck and may tomorrow be a better day for everyone.View Thread
I am writing this for the 2nd time since the system logged me out and I couldnt submit want I wanted to stay.
I want to say something original but I think everyone has accomplished this already. So Ill just state about me.
I have severe depression, fibro, diabetes, arthritis in spinal and pelvic areas, morbidly obese and feeling like Im falling apart piece by piece.
I gained 60 lbs in the last yr due to antidepressants; lost both of my dogs to old age; and now I am selling my home I have llived in for the last 19 yrs. Due to my health I cannot live alone. So I have moved into my daughters new home. I hate moving-I lose my hair due to stress, eat more and get more depressed.
With the weight gain and having limited movement and pain I have got to do something. So I am going thru PT twice a week. I missed a week and really felt bad. Even when Im doing something good, I feel guilty and get depressed.
I feel like someone has taken my oars and now Im adrift at sea. Any suggestions on what to look for in a psychiatrist/counselor. Talking helps but my family get strange when I try to talk to them so I stopped looking to them for support. I have a pdoc change every year due to my doctor granduating and becoming a dr in their own right. I started looking for a new pdoc and have an appt with an internal medicine dr. I hope this is a good move.
I kinda feel empty--with my emotions put on hold. I hear that some of us cry for no apparent reason. I live such any emotionless life that to cry will have to be the will of God. I hope he helps me soon cuz my dam is about to burst. I havent had a complete breakdown in quite awhile but I feel with all the changes in the last couple of months and having dream about my late husband (he passed when I was 34 and he was 32 from bilateral pneumonia,) is causing all the emotions to come forth. Im not sure that will be a great idea.
I have had suicidal thoughts and I can understand why a person feels this way. Icant leave this earth making my family feel guilty cuz they didnt help. besides I want to lose weight and see my grandchildren graduate college (they are 16, 10, and 7.) Everyone needs a goal so that we can ward off this ugly sadness we feel.
I dont know when I started feeling depressed. I think its been with me all my life. I have always felt depressed about my weight and gaining 60 lbs really hurts physically and mentally. I was pretty ok in jr high, a little heavy but nothing very bad, I thought I looked good. My father who binged and purged regularly just to stay between 195 and 200 lbs said that he would buy me a new wardrobe if I would lose weight. At least 20 lbs when I was 5foot 7 1/2 inches and weighed in 145 ( I shold have been about 125 to 130 lbs. My dad never complimented me. I guess that is why I started getting depressed and eating more. Now I look back and get more depressed cuz I looked good then and now I can barely walk due to my weight.
If I could give advice to people it would be to say you should always find good in others and especially in yourself. The more you hate yourself or something in your life the more it can cause depression. Im not trying to sound rude, Im just looking at part of my process and hoping no one else gets hit like this. I want to get rid of my depression (we all do) yet most times I cant think of a single reason to get up and just walk. Such a simple thing for most, but it is really depressing for those of us who cant.
I look around and ask myself why does every one look like their life is so much better. Have I been dealt the losing hand. It sure feels like it and I have to force myself to find something positive in me. It is difficult most days but I keep trying for my grandchildren. they are my hope.
I gues I have rambled enough and I hope I havent affended anyone. I havejust one more thing to say.
I hope everyone gets one great day so that the next day will hopefully be better.View Thread