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Costo...... depression????

Posted by Confused on May 24, 2003 at 10:12:52:

I've got costo. I'm learning to deal with it thru SR, but just started. My MD gave me celebrex to help with pain, but even told me that it was a "quick fix" I told him about the SR and he agreed, and mentioned even some fitness training to build up some muscle. (I'm a small framed lady, 5'7, 123 lbs.)
He also recommended Zoloft, as I'm an emotionally nervous wreck right now. I'm either blowing up about something, or crying. I'm lucky that my MD has known me for a long time and relizes that this isn't the "real" me. I'm nervous about the Zoloft, as I'm not someonwe who wants to take meds anymore than necessary. SHould I go ahead with the Zoloft until I can complete and master the SR? Any input on this would be appreciated. Also, will the fitness training help??



Re: Costo...... depression????

Posted by Jayne on May 24, 2003 at 12:27:19:

In Reply to: Costo...... depression???? posted by Confused on May 24, 2003 at 10:12:52:

HI - Rescue Remedy is good.... look at Bach Flower Remedy online - a friend cried a lot, and this was suggested for her....made from flowers and does not interfere with meds - there is a whole line of different remedies...and good books on the subject. Another friend had taken Valium - now sips the Rescue Remedy in bit of water, 4 times a day.
Good luck:-)



Re: Costo...... depression????

Posted by Barb on May 24, 2003 at 21:07:54:

In Reply to: Re: Costo...... depression???? posted by Jayne on May 24, 2003 at 12:27:19:

Jaynes suggestion is a good one. I'd like to add that St. Johns wart works very well too. I tried zoloft because I was in a crisis. The side effects were too much for me so I took St. Johns Wart. I wouldn't take my word for it though, read up on it for yourself. I found information on the net. You should also read up on Zoloft, there are side effects.
One other thing Jayne, are you pre-menpausal/menapausal? Is this a crisis, or hormones? You would approach them in a different manner.



Re: Costo...... depression????

Posted by Happygal on May 24, 2003 at 21:24:14:

In Reply to: Costo...... depression???? posted by Confused on May 24, 2003 at 10:12:52:

Hi Confused,

A few possibilities for you.

Consider getting some massages to both relieve some of the discomfort and pain of the cost, plus to calm you down.

Do extra SR for a while -- many times a day is okay (spaced 2 hours apart).

Do some gentle walking. Listen to soothing music and avoid extra stimulation (TV, etc.).

Look into some herbs like skullcap or valerian, or teas like chamomile or mint, to calm you down.

Read about the Whole Foods diet and at least go off sugar and caffeine, but eliminate all refined carbs if you can.

Best wishes,
Happygal (Certified Massage Therapist)

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Re: Costo...... depression???? OOPS.....my last post for confusion not Jayne

Posted by Barb on May 24, 2003 at 21:43:48:

In Reply to: Re: Costo...... depression???? posted by Barb on May 24, 2003 at 21:07:54:

nmi



Re: Costo...... depression????

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 25, 2003 at 06:57:07:

In Reply to: Costo...... depression???? posted by Confused on May 24, 2003 at 10:12:52:

Hi, Confused.

Listen to Happygal, Jayne & Barb.

Since you are so desperate as to consider Zoloft, I would strongly recommend you learn about Rolfing or Hellerwork (see the archives for descriptive books for more information) and do that right away.

Let us know what you learn and how you do.

Walt

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Re: Costo...... depression???? OOPS.....my last post for confusion not Jayne

Posted by Jayne on May 25, 2003 at 07:02:19:

In Reply to: Re: Costo...... depression???? OOPS.....my last post for confusion not Jayne posted by Barb on May 24, 2003 at 21:43:48:

Barb - the one lady was pre, I believe, and the other, who uses it daily is post...

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Re: Costo...... depression???? OOPS.....my last post for confusion not Jayne

Posted by Jayne on May 25, 2003 at 07:04:08:

In Reply to: Re: Costo...... depression???? OOPS.....my last post for confusion not Jayne posted by Barb on May 24, 2003 at 21:43:48:

and I answered, after all!!

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Re: Costo...... depression????

Posted by Confused on May 25, 2003 at 08:37:55:

In Reply to: Costo...... depression???? posted by Confused on May 24, 2003 at 10:12:52:

Thanks to all who replied!! A few things I have considered:
First,I am a smoker. I am trying to quit, but am doing it gradually, as I'm afraid that if I just quit, it will cause more stress.... bracing...... pain that I really don't need added at this point.
I live in a VERY rural area, but did find a massage therapist in town that I am considering if that will help.
I don't drink alcohol, and I limit my caffeine to two cans of pop a day, if that. I am more of a water person usually.
Do you think that the strength training would help? My insurance will pay for it, as it was recommended by MD.
Thanks again all!!



Re: Costo...... depression????

Posted by Confused on May 25, 2003 at 08:45:43:

In Reply to: Re: Costo...... depression???? posted by Barb on May 24, 2003 at 21:07:54:

I'll look into the St John's wart. Thanks! It's crisis, not hormones, WAY too young for menopause!:)

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Re: Costo...... depression???? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 26, 2003 at 06:20:46:

In Reply to: Re: Costo...... depression???? posted by Confused on May 25, 2003 at 08:37:55:

Still Confused.

If you wait for insurance to pay for what will help you get rid of this you will wait a lifetime. Insurance seems to lag about 40 years behind the rapidly advancing understanding of human function and dis-ease.

Strength training will do nothing for the costo--it MIGHT help the depression but there are much more ffective ways to address THAT.

Walt

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