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lelvsdgs 10-22-2008 10:05 PM

Good news, bad news
Last week I had a hysterectomy and have been staying at a friends to recuperate. In preparing for that, I put the various meds I take into one of those pill minders.

So, the last three days I've become increasingly depressesd, weepy and have not been able to sleep. Since I take an anti-depressant, I chalked it up to a reaction to the surgery and missing my kitty. Today, I happened to look in my nighttime compartment and realized that the anti-depressant was missing. Here's the good news bad news part. The good news is it isn't the post surgery blues, the bad news, I obviously still need those damn pills! :!!!: I was really hoping to be weaning myself off them soon but now, I'm not so sure.

I'm feeling physically great as far as the surgery goes, ZERO pain, I mean literally NO PAIN.... (I have the best doctor in the world) That was why I was confused about the depression... oh, could be worse, I could be in massive amounts of pain.

The best thing? I've had tons of no-guilt knitting time... There is always a silver lining isn't there?

Hildegard_von_Knittin 10-22-2008 10:32 PM

Sorry to hear about your medicine mix up... and the surgery!!!! :hug: That's a big deal.
I'd miss my kitty too!

Hope you feel better soon--physically and emotionally! :hug: :heart: :hug:

Dangles 10-22-2008 10:41 PM

:hug: feel better soon.

Jan in CA 10-22-2008 11:10 PM

I hope you can get your pills so you'll be feeling better soon!

evona 10-23-2008 12:42 AM

I'm so sorry about the pill issue, but yet very happy that you are recuperating so well after surgery! :hug: :hug: I hope you get your medicine soon. Have fun knitting and take care of yourself! :hug: :hug: :heart: :heart:

DQ 10-23-2008 05:21 AM


I hope all the knitting helps until you can get your pills.

rachael72knitter 10-23-2008 06:14 AM

I am glad it is just the pills and not the surgery, but I want to share my exp with weaning myself off. I did for two years, and it was a very rough two years. I was depressed. . .a lot.

I got back on them and have just come to realize it is an imbalance thing that I need medicine for. I have just come to terms with the fact that I will probably need to stay on them for the rest of my life.

Of course. . . there are times when I am taking my happy pill and I think, why do I need this? Then I remember. . .I only think that because I am taking them.

I had a friend wean herself off of them, and she was convinced the pills masked who she really was. She stopped taking them and fell into a deep depression. . .and she took her own life. She was 34. Not saying this is you, but one can get very depressed esp. since it is often a vicious cycle, downward spiral kind of thing. Also, because we are the worst at getting back on the pills and getting that help once we are depressed.

I am not trying to scare you or depress you more, just as a person who gets depressed and knows all about feeling the need to not take them, well. . .it always kind of scares me.

I've been there.

I hope you feel better, and hope I wasn't too much of a downer with my story.

Knitting_Guy 10-23-2008 07:50 AM

Glad the surgery went well, but get a refill on your pills right away. That kind of medication can't just be stopped suddenly, what you've been feeling is probably withdrawal from suddenly not taking them any more.

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