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  • Not hormonally imbalanced, just depressed

    12 posts, 12 voices, 979 views, started Jul 13, 2010

    Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by Tabatha Stillwell Phillips




    • Amethyst
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      According to tests done, I am depressed, not hormonally imbalanced. I Was given a prescription for depression and every single family member has told me NOT to take it, Fluoxetine, generic for Prozac.  I told my doc’s nurse and she sounded exasperated for me voicing my concerns. At the end of the conversation with the nurse, I told her I wanted a different drug.  I am very concerned and confused.  I mean, the test results speak for themselves, right? I don’t think I need a second opinion, or do I?  My mother is adamant that I am just going thru “Life happenings” and we all have to deal with them and she knows that I am hormonally imbalanced.  She said “Please don’t take ANY anti-depressants.  Would love to hear from some of you. Thanks.





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          Rose Nino wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • I agree wholeheartedly with Kristi. No one knows how you feel but you. I suffered for many years. At times, it was so severe that the only thing I could think about was not wanting to be around, happy one second, and way down on the dumps the next second, etc. This was no way to live. I believe that there is a time and a place for meds and this may be the time for you. Only you can decide. And Kristi is correct, you do not need to be on them forever. The meds I was on made me feel like I was never really myself. And I actually thought I had to be on them forever. But it did help me get through those rough patches. And for that I am grateful. It wasn’t until an awesome dr asked me, when would I learn to deal with life on my own without meds. It’s when I began my health journey of finding natural approaches instead. I am very glad to have come across the nutritional cleansing system that I came across because it changed my entire life. I have never been healthier (I had many health challenges), and happier and at peace than I am now! Do what you feel is right for you. I am also here if I can help in anyway. heartheart



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          Mzd3 wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • I have taken the same medicine and it helped me tremendously, so much that I did go off of it , and now have depression and anxiety back, so I am back on the Fluoxetine, and its starting to begin to help again. If you have any questions, just ask...



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          Tabatha Stillwell Phillips wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • Thanks ladies. I appreciate your comments.  I do feel better about my situation.



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          VICKY CORYEA wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • from what I understand.........depression is just like diabetes, heart disease, etc.....its a real illness. So having said that we would need to find the right med to take for it.
          good luck to you! I am currently on one.........and am very happy!
          Quite frankly, I would rather see you take a proactive attitude than have that old stigma from years ago.

          depression is an illness...treat it!



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          Trudy S wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • I also agree!  I have suffered with depression in the past - and used Fluoxetine.  It helped tremendously.  Don’t let others tell you not to do it.

          Did you know that there is also a link between untreated depression and alzheimers?  Untreated depression can actually make permanent changes to your brain chemistry.

          Please don’t feel bad about having depression - you didn’t do anything to deserve it....it just happens..its not your fault!

          You have friends here at Fab40 to support you - let us know if you need to talk!



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          Mztracy wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • I was on Prozac for 5 years and liked it. It did a great job for me. Unfortunately it stopped working after the 5 years, grew immune to it.  

          Now I am on Effexor and it seems to do it for me.

          Honestly it is your body and no one knows how u r feeling except you. You have to make the decision for you.  

          And remember, one drug may work for someone and not for you. Trial and error.  

          Good luck!!



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          Linni wrote Jul 14, 2010
        • you have to do whats best for you.. like it has been stated NO ONE knows how you are feeling..and like it as also stated, its not something you have to take forever estatic

          we are here for you!

          heart



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          Momofthreeprincess wrote Jul 14, 2010
        • Depression is real and it sucks that no one that has never dealt with it understands it at all.  I have two daughters that are Bipolar.  It hurts me that people that love us do not understand or even care to understand.  If you feel uncomfortable about taking Fluoxetine ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist.  I truly believe that they can help you more than your usual doctor.  There are so many different treatments that he might suggest a different medication.  I will also say this alot is trial and error.  Because everyone’s body chemistry is different what works real well with one person works totally wrong for another.  One medication that my daughter was on made things ten times worst.  She became very violent on it.  She did not notice the change but I did.  Talking things out helps too.  Just know that if you need someone to talk to I am there too.



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          Cocofix41 wrote Jul 14, 2010
        • All these wonderful women including myself and you are in the same boat.
          Depression is a disease just as any other health problem and it can RUIN a persons life if its ignored .
          TRUST us, these women, myself have all been in your shoes and you are by NO MEANS alone and there are wonderful wonderful medications out there that can change your life from darkness back to the light of happiness and joy you remember.
          You have to live for YOU, not what others tell you to do and you have to take care of yourself for not only do you need to do this, its for your husband and children as well.
          LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO ALLOW THIS DISEASE TO CONTROL YOUR LIFE.
          PM me if youd like, If i can help you in any way I will and trust in your fellow friends in here, youre not hormonally imbalanced its depression and its VERY common honey.
          GOOD LUCK!
          Christie :)



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          Marfstone wrote Jul 18, 2010
        • I use to take Zoloft, this stuff made my head zing if I forgot to take it. I quit taking pills all together. Eventual my family and friends told me I needed to do something about the depression again. I went to the doctor again about this. She put me on Prozac. It was the most wonderful feeling to not have the zings when I forget to take it. I wasn’t crying and out of control.  I felt normal on them.  

          Marlene



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