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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
Avatar universal
02/09
Hi Suzi,

Thanks for all your concern.  I pray your mother is doing well.  Well, no real changes in my daughter and son-in-law other than they now have no hot water at their house because they didn't pay their gas bill and their house is about to be foreclosed on.   However, my daughter's father-in-law owns a home and is offering to rent it to them somewhat cheap since they will have to get out of their home more than likely.   I don't think he knows how bad their drug problem is.  I just keep praying to God that He breaks their bondage of addiction to the drugs ... it's so demonic.   I do believe He will answer my prayer and I just need to pray for peace and patience until He does.   I just wish they could see how it's destroying their lives.  How are you?  Blessings, Jennie
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02/09
Thanks for the support - it is much needed right now.
The reality of my addiction is starting to overwhelm me - I've made such a mess of things - not sure how I am going to clean it up.  I cannot imagine tappering down from 16 - 20 a day - let alone c/t.
I have so much that could be so good - and I do not enjoy anything.
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419772 tn?1266237339
02/09
Hi Suzi.  Thanks, im so glad the poem struck a chord with you. I really do think we can all take hope and optimism from such wise words.  How are you doing? hope your spirits are high and your doing well  Take Care Rod
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02/09
Thanks Suzi for all your insight and care.   I guess I'm trying to understand the drive and need that my daughter has to take the drugs?   I feel if I find out the "why" I can understand and help her better.   What drives a person to take these drugs?  Is it that they escape "reality" with them?   If so, why do they want to escape reality?    I really appreciate any insight and advice you can give.   I will patiently love her and endure this time with her, but I admit it is hard to sit back and watch it happen.  Thanks so much and God Bless!  
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654560 tn?1331854581
01/09
I hope my journal post have been giiving you some fresh insight in your world
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710395 tn?1249139651
01/09
Thanks Suzie, I'm more used to suspicious looks than admiration when admitting my TV situation. If youve got kids, removing it kind of socially isolates them from their peers in school life and would be a radical thing to do. But did you know, if you hear the same thing several times over that the mind tends to treat it as true no matter what the personality thinks? The Govt knows this of course as Propaganda is well understood through wartime experiments, in which psychologists played a crucial role.Many studies exist on the subject though they are difficult if not impossible to lay hands on. And they all agree (or at least the ones I've read) that the mind treats as true, something it hears/sees often enough. SCARY HUH?
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01/09
Just a quick note to say hi! I seen a post about you saying you wanted to be a vet,but then you realized you would have to hurt them.As a kid I gave my horse shots,and cats,and well we even have to watch are children get shots for there own good.I'm starting Vet school soon.I was supposed to start earlier this month but,my son's behavior has gotten a bit out of conrol since my Mom,the one who kept my son in line passed away.So whats making you so sad? I do care and want to help if I can. God Bless ,Jen
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710395 tn?1249139651
01/09
Suzi,thats right, I dont do TV. On the subject of forum addiction(or any addiction) did those pointing the finger count how many hours they spend being spoon fred **** by TV... I doubt it!  NOBODY EVER speaks of TV as an addiction because EVERYONES ADDICTED! If you were to spend 3 months away from TV completely youd be surprised what you saw when you started watching again...Try it, I DARE YOU!!!!
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714730 tn?1249678939
01/09
SUZI! Thank you for thinking of me!  I didn't jump off the Tram wagon yet.  Talked with a doc, he is continuing to help me wean.  I am still on 6 per day.  I will get there.   I am still ready!
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599170 tn?1300973893
01/09
we have somthing in common suzi trying to get our lives back Im gonna be a patient tech then go for RN
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746919 tn?1232990718
01/09
I am already overwhelmed by the words of encouragement and I just joined like an hour ago. Thank you for your kindness for reaching out to a total stranger!  
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539841 tn?1235394722
01/09
Thanks for the positive thoughts you are sending...think I am feeling them...will take the advice and sincerely consider it-
Peace
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01/09
suzi, i am sure i would be taking ssri too.  what health issues do you have?  i am finding that panic attacks can be due to health issues,  not the other way around.  
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01/09
Hi suzi :)

Its really nice to see someone so enthusiastic about nursing! I love my job and I find it rewarding, fulfilling and special. No day is ever the same and you can make a real difference to people. There is nothing nicer then coming home at the end of the day and knowing you've helped someone to feel better. Good luck with it all...love Izzy :)
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711224 tn?1344771687
01/09
Hi girl! wondering how you're doing, fine i hope. let me know. hugzzzzzzzz.xxx
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01/09
i just finished my resume yesterday the lisc became active n jan 13 wish me luck!
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654560 tn?1331854581
01/09
I don't have a clue as to what you're talking about......Help me out a little..:<)
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654560 tn?1331854581
01/09
I did it again   Are my messages showing up where they are suppose to? ?
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654560 tn?1331854581
01/09
I tried to send you a message but  I think I goofed up  so you might have to retrieve it in  my journal  titled   now til march
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710395 tn?1249139651
01/09
Re wardrums, check out cadillac jacks posts on the previous thread.
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728026 tn?1273157559
01/09
I saw the note from emergee on our hormones and how they play into all of this.  I know I am worse b/c I am going through perimenopause right now.  The drugs and our hormones affect the same neurotransmitters...so that is what I believe is causing me MORE anxiety and MORE palps.  I take atenolol for the palps..dr gave that to me as I was getting palps b4 my period and at ovulation every month.  
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728026 tn?1273157559
01/09
Hey suzipen-  how long has it been for you know?  I feel that I have the exact symptoms as you...low energy then anxiety then palps; i am on day 10 today.  how r u dealing with everything?  taking anything
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710395 tn?1249139651
01/09
Thanks for input and support Suzie.I'm not too worried about the weight gain as I lost so much while taking Tram and during my cataclysmiic cold turkey in november. I'm keeping an eye on the scales though! I was amused to see the responses I got were from females only...ie those with SERIOUS wardrobe concerns lol. sorry for the sexist humour but I need every reason I can find to laugh right now.
My sincerest admiration to you for holding to your nursing dream through this c**p. I think its great that you are seeking a career where your caring nature can have such a concrete effect. Hopefully you will exert some influence too, however small.
Onwards and upwards...all the best, kev.
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654560 tn?1331854581
01/09
I think your going to nursing school is wonderful. I'm so encouraged by your fearless efforts to take charge of your life and live out a dream.God knows we need more commited health care providers.I've missed talking with you but It looks like you have a lot of friends.This is a struggle for me from now til about March. So I've upped my therapy sessions. I also pick up my 24 year clean chip @ N A on the 21 off Jan. That always makes me emotional.........Anyways this is your Pink Cloud..So you enjoy it.   Blessed Be  Freebird227
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714730 tn?1249678939
01/09
Hey SUZI!  I think it is an excellent idea to aide before getting started with program; I on the other hand was unable to experience hosp setting before school.  When I first started nursing I had wished that I had experience.  I eventually felt comfortable but took a while.  Thinks for the kind words too!  Love Hope
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714730 tn?1249678939
01/09
I live in a small town south of Houston..... we have a community college. Most of the applicants in the nursing program are between the ages of 30-50;  I even went to school with a 63 year old.  Are you going to get your associates or bachelor degree.  We have a program here that allows one to just get an associate degree, but still become an RN.  Its a two yr program;  Of course there are prerequisite classes that have to be taken, but once your in the actual nursing school.... it takes two years.  YOU are so right about age... its just a number!  Never too late! Stay in touch! Hope
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714730 tn?1249678939
01/09
Hi Suzi,
I have been weening down for about a month now.  I have been taking 9 pills for the last three days.  I have also been taking supplements (thomas recipe) minus the SAMe and it has been helping with my energy level like you wouldn't believe!  I have been an RN for two years; I went back to school when I was 36.  BEST THING I EVER DID!  I LOVE MY JOB!!!!! I am so excited for you to do this!  If you can get over TRAM.... you can get through NURSING SCHOOL!!  I am a gynecological and  bariatric nurse on a surgical floor.  I can already tell that you will be a wonderful nurse! Feel free to ask anything!  Be glad to answer! Hope
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710395 tn?1249139651
01/09
Thanks for your support Suzi, much appreciated. I've never felt so supported before coming here(sad but true!).
Hope its going well for you. Onwards to freedom....all the best, Kev.
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711224 tn?1344771687
01/09
hi! Thanx a lot for your note. I'm doing OK, a little depressed but hanging in there. still tapering down. if everything goes following the plan I should be free in 6 weeks. How are you? I hope everything is fine for you and your family.XXX
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654560 tn?1331854581
01/09
Just a quick note to say hi! I forgot to say congraulations on your clean time. I know you really suffered physically in the begining Remember..Jest For Today My Thoughts Will Be On My Recovery And Finding A Better Way To Live...Blessed Be
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654560 tn?1331854581
01/09
I haven't talked to you in a while, so I thought I would get the line of communication back open. I've been so self absorbed...sorry. I made my first post in the bi-polar community this week. I was terrifed to put myself out there..but everyone was so kind.I have been spirling into deep depression. I hate that when it happends.I feel so powerless. I hope things are going better for you. Your post look a little more up beat..Take care...Fondly
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01/09
a friend of mine quit an anti-depressant effexor and had terrible stomach problems.  had tests, etc.  ,  i talked to her last night and she didn't even remember it!  so i believe we will return to normal, i know it is the drug.  also finding out how it messed with our dopamine.  t causes add and adhd!
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