Category Archives: Mental health

My friend depression


My friend depression is making another visit. Since we all know how well I do on antidepressants, I’m taking a different approach this time. I have decided to try St. John’s Wort. St John’s wort is widely known as an … Continue reading

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The Grieving Room: I Guess I Made It


Crossposted from The Grieving Room at Daily Kos by wyldraven On the eighth of June, I will mark the one year anniversary of Barbara’s death. I still don’t know exactly how I will do so. Anecdotal evidence indicates that most … Continue reading

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Another try with anti-depressants for fibromyalgia


Another anti-depressant for fibromyalgia. Continue reading

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Quick update


Fibromyalgia is still flaring, but the warmer weather seems to have helped. I don’t do well with cold. That’s one of the main reasons I avoided moving to where Barbara would have preferred to live. Finances are still tight, but … Continue reading

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Visit to psychiatrist today


Saw the psychiatrist today, at the urging of my primary care doctor. She didn’t feel at all qualified to handle the issues brought about by my “Fun with Cymbalta“. So off to see a psychiatrist I went. This was the … Continue reading

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Homework


Went to see the therapist today, for the first time since Barbara died. (We have history, as he was treating her for complex PTSD before her hospitalization, and I was going with her.) The session helped me a lot. No … Continue reading

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Why Do We Deny Ourselves The Right To Grieve?


I think it is time we stop trying to treat grief as a mental illness, and allow people the right to grieve in this society. There are valid sociological, psychological, and physiological reasons for grief, or we wouldn’t experience it.

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Last Night’s ER Visit


Yes, I went to the ER last night.

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HMO Incompetence – Why Am I Surprised?


Just found out when my appointment with the HMO psychiatrist is. My PCP referred me for treatment of the withdrawal from Cymbalta, and evaluation as to need for any other treatment for depression. So how important is treatment for symptoms … Continue reading

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Latest on my recovery from Cymbalta


Can’t reach the psychiatrist assigned by my HMO. Left message at intake, and got zero response. Still having physical symptoms. Intermittent nausea, constant headache, intermittent dizzy spells. Brought my dog home. Laura graciously brought her last night. She assumed, rightly, … Continue reading

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