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changing medicine.... - dianaingeborg
changing medicine....
ok, as you have all figured out I am what we call here "under the ice"
as in not functioning
as in really sick

depression is eating away at me as I cannot do any of the things i need to do, my work is suffering, my home life is suffering, my KIDS are suffering.

the heavy epilesy medication I am taking helped some but not enough against the pain in my face ( trigeminus) and the side effects are crippling with enormous exhaustion

the PLAN 
love my doctor

1 fas out the medication (tegretol) that takes 3-5 weeks, during that time my pain will increase :(
2 then introduce a new medication, lyrica, which also may help my generalised pain, it is used to treat fibromyaligia in the States and it should help the trigeminus, it also helps anxiety.
3 referal to a pain specialist
4 referal to a fibromyalgia specialist (apparently we have moved away from the nervous exhaustion/ adrenal exhaustion theory to a fibro diagnosis)
5 he will be following me closely and I am to contact him if my depression is getting out of control, he doesn't want to treat it now as it is reactive, as in totally normal under the circomstanses. He wants to remove the cause if at all possible.
6 I continue losing weight to releive the stress on my joints, 8 kilos down now....

I love having a plan, it makes coping so much easier for me, like i have some control over this garbage


I owe one lovely lady a package, I am so sorry... it is in my mind, I know what I want to send, I just can't get myself in gear to get it done.... first Christmas, now Easter... maybe if I am lucky it will be sent soon , I really hope so ....

my lovely friends... I am so sorry to be moaning... I just want to keep you in the loop

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goingdriftless From: goingdriftless Date: March 14th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like your doctor is great and you've got a good plan. One more thing you might put on your list... just in case... is Cymbalta. I've got a friend who takes it for her trigeminal nerve pain. And I've been taking it for years as an antidepressant. Don't know if it's used in your country or not, but I've found it to be a good drug for me.
dianaingeborg From: dianaingeborg Date: March 14th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am making a note of that! here it is used for depression and or neurological pain caused by diabetes.... I will keep it as a back up plan, for the PLAN... empowering this, thank you!
summer_dog_days From: summer_dog_days Date: March 14th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can do it!!! I believe in your strength and the power of your faith. And your doctor seems brilliant! hang in there, Diana :)

Lots and lots of hugs and prayers for you.

vlk40 From: vlk40 Date: March 14th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww Diana, you just moan away when you need to, we are here for support for you. Biggest hugs ever to you, I'm so sorry you're in so much pain- it sounds like your doc has a good plan, so hang in there. I know that is easier said than done. :(
southhavenjen From: southhavenjen Date: March 15th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear you are not doing well. Just know I am thinking of you and hoping that this turns around soon!!!
ljoa From: ljoa Date: March 16th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
DO NOT worry about a package, just get well. I never expected anything in return, I just wanted to bless you. I'll be praying for you and your family!:)
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