Severe depression

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Re: Severe depression

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:58 am

Tony, I've been told by my GP and also by a therapist I was seeing that not being able to switch off your mind can come with FM, so I'm sort of glad to know it's not just me being more illogical than I can be :yikes: :crazy:

Stephanie, I was like you, not aware that there were groups and forums that could help when I was diagnosed. I was just given a leaflet, told to lose weight and send on my way by the rheumy. It's mainly been down to searching online, and finding out that some of the GPs at my surgery are helpful and understanding and prepared to listen to me, suggest things and send me to the right people when I needed it that I'm finally getting my head round FM and life in general. It hasn't been an easy or quick journey there, it's only in the past few weeks that I've truly started to accept how I am now and work with my life as it is instead of fighting against everything. What has changed recently is the combo of meds I take. I'm still very far from right, the pain at the moment is agonising, so I need to look at that next I think.

If a little bit of what I've gone thru can be useful you in any way, then I'm glad I can help :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss:
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Re: Severe depression

Postby Stephanie66 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:30 am

I have been reading topics etc and have come across the word rheumy, but dont know what it means. Would you tell me please? :oops:

Yes, I am trying to accept this the best way I can but all the time my heart is telling me to get out of bed ... stop this pain and fight! Then the other side is saing one more day in bed aint going to hurt. :sick:

I do have family who live with me, but even they have told me that I am lazy, as they dont fully understand what the illness is, so I cant blame them for being short tempered with me. :needhug:

I found out alot also through going online - which is how I ended up on here. which I hope will help.

Thank you so much for replying to my posts, it is nice to talk to people who do understand and dont doubt or make fun. :blowkiss: x
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Re: Severe depression

Postby Adele » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:12 am

rheumatologist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hugs: :hugs:
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Re: Severe depression

Postby Stephanie66 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:37 am

Yes but could you please tell me what that means? ... the doctor has not mentioned it to me... :o

Thank you for telling me the name though, how are you? :D
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Re: Severe depression

Postby shazq » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:24 pm

Hi Stephaine
A rheumatologist is a specialist who in most cases our GPs refer us to see to get the dx of fibro but like you some GP`s do dx it as well. Once you have the dx of fibro your GP will follow on the treatment so to be honest it does not matter who has dx your fibro.

A lot of Gp`s start fibro sufferers on Amitriptyline, this is a antidepressant and a pain killer and also helps with sleep, again its trail and error on whether it works for you or not, it can take a while to find the right med to suit you but dont give up. :goodluck1:
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Re: Severe depression

Postby Stephanie66 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:31 pm

Hey, thank you for telling me :D

Yes a specialist diagnosed me with CFS, and my own GP with Fybro.
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Re: Severe depression

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:41 pm

Sorry about using the abbreviations and not explaining what they mean, it seems to be a habit I've got myself into doing :oops: :nono: I think a lot of us have had some experience of what you're going thru with people doubting we have a real illness and just thinking we're lazy, even tho we know the truth. You could try printing up some of the info from here to show them, it might help them realise how you're feeling and being affected :?

Keep posting and asking anything you need to know on here, there's a lot of understanding and support between us all, which can help make a difference to how you think and feel :hugs: :grouphug:
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Re: Severe depression

Postby Stephanie66 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:48 pm

Hey, thank you for your understanding :) :hugs: :grouphug:

I have told my parents to look on a site anyway, and they have looked at the site. On times though, because people cant understand as they aint been through it, they decide to have a closed mind. But hey as long as I have my families support then I dont care what other people think.
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