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Worried about mom

My mom has been diagnosed with a large mass like a napkin-folding in her transverse colon. I'm worried as hell!!! I cant live without either of my parents. They are the only ones I have. I truly hope it is just a harmless piece of mass which can be treated easily and not a tumor. God help!

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sensitive_woman

DAY 1 - Finally seemed to find a good psychotherapist!!!

Finally after visiting a psychiatrist (who said all was well and I didnt need any treatment at all) and a psychotherapist (who doped me with meds), I seem to have finally found a very good psychotherapist, Dr B (I'd prefer to call her that). She asked me at the outset what I hoped to achieve with this session and what were my expectations from her. I found that personal touch very soothing. No one had asked me this before. She heard me out for a good hour and explained that the depression I'm u

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sensitive_woman

Some ways I use to deal with constant anxiety

My constant anxiety and mental fatigue that I feel overwhelm me, after realizing that I have been cheated by my ex. It hurts terribly and somehow my panic attacks after the divorce don't seem to subside. Yet I have decided to list out some stress-reduction techniques I have used to help dissipate this anxiety in an attempt to allow readers to get ideas to develop positive coping skills that suit themselves. It is also a reminder for me to create my List of Coping Skills and Activities to help m

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sensitive_woman

Day 11 - Going off meds

I was soooo nervous to meet the pdoc after day 7 coz I had this intense fear that she would increase the dose as she had mentioned on day 0, that I didnt end up going to meet her. I called her up and said I was feeling much better and that I shall stop the meds. She got annoyed and said that I should have come to meet her on day 7 as she would decide what to do. I did tell her that I felt drugged all day with the meds, got a sick feeling in my stomach and disoriented even with a lower dose. She

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sensitive_woman

Day 6 - taking antidepressants

Today was so much better. I felt great since morning. I actually went out to do my groceries and had no dizziness at all so I took the car all by myself. Towards evening, I started feeling slightly dizzy. I have noticed that I suddenly feel a sick feeling in my stomach. When I eat something I feel better. My appetite has increased I think. While cooking, I feel like the room was spinning so I stopped for a while. Later after dinner, I was feeling fine. Today is the 7th day I took medication ju

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sensitive_woman

Day 5 - taking antidepressants

I called up the doc last night before the party to tell her that I was feeling disoriented, almost felt like I was having a hangover. She said it cant happen for so long and if it was happening, then I should reduce the dose of Lonazep 0.25 mg (Chlonazepam) tablet. Lets see how today goes. My ex-husband sms'ed me at 2:35 in the morning to say that I had ruined his happiness and that God will never bless me. He kept calling and when I didnt pick up the phone, he sent the sms. I'm feeling sad and

sensitive_woman

sensitive_woman

Day 4 - taking antidepressants

In the morning I was feeling fine and slightly happy as I got to hear positive news from my recruiter about the interview next week. Today is a dear friend's birthday and I'm supposed to go for her birthday dinner. Just thinking about going for a party in a group seems overwhelming to me. I feel secure sitting at home all day. Right now I'm in panic trying to think of 100 excuses not to go but my friend doesn't want to hear anything. She wants me to be there. This panic is just not normal but I

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sensitive_woman

Day 3 - taking antidepressants

Today I'm feeling groggy and light-headed again. Its awful to feel this way. Yesterday I felt much better and didnt have any of these symptoms. I actually drove all the way to my aunt's place, met up with an old friend who lives in that area and had a good time catching up with her after a long long time. Since last night I started feeling slightly disoriented. I took the pill a little before 9 pm as per the pdoc's prescription but still got this reaction. Chatted with aunt till 1 am and went o

sensitive_woman

sensitive_woman

Day 2 - taking antidepressants & Breathing Exercise Video

I'm feeling much better today... my head is feeling so much lighter though I am slightly dizzy or drowsy... but so far so good. No headache today, no pains, no disorientation like yesterday. Thank God for that. But I still don't feel confident to drive by myself or even step out of the house. I know I haven't been getting physical exercise as regularly as I'd like to. Earlier it used to be 5 times a week of treadmill or a brisk walk by the seaface. Now I am very demotivated and feel low all the

sensitive_woman

sensitive_woman

Day 1 - Taking antidepressants

I have been a little overwhelmed all day today. Last night (21st Jan 2011) was the first time in my life that I took meds prescribed by my pdoc (psychiatrist) for depression, panic and lack of concentration. Prescription for 7 days Meds: Paxidep CR 12.5 Lonazep 0.25 Started on: 21st Jan 2011, 1 am (my mistake I know I took it too late. pdoc said to take them between 8:30-9 pm right after dinner. But she also said it makes one drowsy so I thought I'd take it before I hit the sack). When I woke

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sensitive_woman

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