I want to welcome you to the sight!
I'm glad you are here!
I understand your concerns.
8 mo ago when I became ill, Doctors thought I had a stroke at first.
I have bleeds in the small veins of my brain and also found I have MS!
This turned my world upside down!! Now what??.
I too never took a pill in my life and didn't want any! LOl
I was afraid I'd "Get Hooked"
But as I have suffered so bad with pain and the
losing the use of my left side, and at times my right too,
I was an active 47 year old lady that is fit and never sick!
Over night I have had to be reclined and
have been like this ever since. I can't lay down flat, becaus it causes more bleeds. So all I can do is sit and
wait until the Doctors decide it I'm going to heal on my own ,
or need surgery.
I became depressed for the first time in my life !
I no longer had the sweet freedom to walk,
and the independence we all take for granted everyday was gone.
It's hard to look at tomorrow let alone next week or next year!
What about for the rest of our lives???
I began to see I was losing hope.
When that happened, I got weaker.
I didn't want to eat because I wasn't hungry etc.
I was so sad! The disappointment and sadness ate me up.
I tried with all my will to beat it and.couldn't!
Hon, I agreed to try Lexapro,
It' has helped me a lot!
I have noticed such a difference!
I want to TRY walking, even though I have to use a walker and
then. I can shuffle to the bath room and that's it.
I can laugh about it now and I just keep trying ,
I am not as sad and drained from that too.
I didn't want to sleep all day,
so my doctor suggested I take it at bedtime.
I'm so glad I decided to try it!
You see when something like this happens to our brain.
it also messes with our emotions. along w everything else in there.
Try to relax abut this a little. Go easy on Dad too.
He only wanted to help his sweetheart.
I personally believe you'll see you MOM sooner.
It will help level out things that need to repair right now
and your mom won't have to deal with the sadness too.
This will free her to concentrate on getting well.
It took me a week to get up to my full dose and
I could tell a big difference within two weeks!
Your Doctor will not suggest anything that would harm your mom.
They have the knowledge to help us get as close to where we were before becoming ill and doing so as quickly as possible.
My Doc explained how my med works
and it makes so much sense!
You may see your MOM
come back and have the
WANT to with a little help like this. ( More energy ,not so sad)
Please don't be upset or she'll feel guilty for taking
something to help her stay calm so she can be herself sooner.
I .already felt guilty because I was sick
Plus, racking up a medical bill!
It will be ok. Come back here and check in,
Someone will stop by soon!
You are welcome to send me a message too if you like.
Try to be as peaceful as you can and not fuss around her,
she'll sense it and feel bad.
I did when my family fussed around me.
I flet like it was my fault everyone was
wasting their time at a hospital, out of work college etc.
Good Luck Hon! Hope your Mom get's well soon!
Be calm baby!! She'll be calmer too.
Hi there NiCee
Thanks you for sharing your story and the information. There's alot of information out on the internet about anti-depressants. It is quite overwhelming. I haven't studied so much since I have left college. My uncle had told us that he was prescribed some anti-depressants for his surgery a few years back. He didn't like how it made him feel so he quit. Although, my uncle was also once a smoker but he quit 'cold turkey' and hasn't smoked since then.
I just worried to see my mother's condition seemingly getting worse. I feel totally useless and helpless to do anything for her. Everyone is telling me to be patient and stay strong in prayer. It is easier said than doing it. I will try to step back and put some more trust in my mother's doctors. Although, I am still skeptical and watching closely in my mother's recovery. This situation has already started to put strains amongst my family members.
I hope that you continue to feel well and get stronger there, NiCee. I appreciate your advantage point on letting me on what my mother must be experiencing. It is hard to know on what to do for her. Whenever she can't speak on what she needs from us. I am so glad to discover this site and your sincere kind advice.
All the best wishes again, NiCee.
Peace, prosperity, good health & harmony