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Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 08-06-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By Onclou9
Slap tear surgery tips, anyone?

Hi everyone, I have a slap tear surgery scheduled for next week. Having some serious second thoughts, although I know I need it. Technically we only have evidence of a slap tear via the exam and...
Board: Depression 10-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By Onclou9
Prozac success

Hey Yíall,

It has been a while. I just wanted to give everyone an update on my progress and my Prozac (generic) success story.

Iím what you might call a reactive depressive. I firmly believe...
Board: Depression 07-16-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Onclou9
Re: I am going to my first therapist today........and scard.

Everyone is different and react differently to meds.

I took Paxil first and it made me gain weight like crazy, I craved carbs like chips and fattening foods....but they were oh so good.

I am...
Board: Depression 07-13-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By Onclou9
Hang in there folks...a LUCKY Friday the 13th post

I know....boogada boogada boogada it's FRIDAY THE 13th! A bad day all around, right? NO.

I just wanted to post this thought for those still struggling. HANG IN THERE....there is relief to be...
Board: Anxiety 07-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Onclou9
Re: I have anxiety, and I'm going the doctors soon, but...?

Perhaps you could write the doctor a letter of introduction, telling him/her what your issues are.

You didn't have those symptoms when typing this post on this message board did you? If not,...
Board: Depression 07-10-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By Onclou9
Re: My prozac journey

It was the only thing that kept me alive was that variation. I wasn't eating all day...couldn't eat. Only when the variation made the depression let up did I feel better and was able to eat food...
Board: Depression 07-09-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By Onclou9
Re: My prozac journey

Somehow time slipped away from me. I failed to provide my daily updates.

I am somewhere in the 3 week range now and something odd happened. I have been able to largely stop taking xanax at night...
Board: Anxiety 07-09-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Just not sure where to turn

Try a local church (larger ones) they often have trained counselors who will help (psychologists or psychiatrists) for free.

Best of luck, hang in there. What a difference just a day makes...
Board: Depression 07-09-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Wife depressed?

I don't know my friend, it sounds like more than depression. Friends are one thing but I haven't texted my wife 1700 times in our lifetime.

I lost my Mom this Spring and it was a terrible shock. ...
Board: Depression 07-09-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,308
Posted By Onclou9
Re: I feel no emotions

Holly,

Sorry you are feeling so bad but please understand that so many of your feelings are based on your depression or anxiety and must be discounted as such.

As for your desire to be saved,...
Board: Depression 07-08-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Antidepressants and sex

Hey sorry about your troubles....maybe try a different medication.

When I was depressed, I didn't feel like having sex at all either. I could get going and would enjoy sex but never had any drive...
Board: Depression 07-05-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Dealing with Depression

I feel you...I have neighbor issues which are a large part of mine. I think if I could move, I would be so happy but who knows---sometimes you move only to end up next to a new kind of weenie.
...
Board: Anxiety 07-05-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Onclou9
Re: parent in hospital

I lost my Mom the day after Easter after a long illlness of several years (COPD/Emphysema) and I'm battling the depression monster largely because of her loss.

Spend all the time you can with him...
Board: Depression 07-05-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Dealing with Depression

My only observations are:

1) People who exercise don't seem depressed. I just spent a week at the beach, depressed, but watched people using the jogging path each day and no one was upset,...
Board: Depression 07-03-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Onclou9
Re: I Think Its Time for Medication...Afraid to Make Appointment

Just tell the staff you want to discuss your anxiety. Then when in the appointment, then you open up and be completely honest.

When I was trying to manage my first episode in 1999 with just...
Board: Depression 07-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Certain times of the day

Sounds like Diurnal mood variation.... I had it with my depression. At 7 PM almost by the clock I would end up just fine (not manic) just fine....depression lifted within a couple minutes and then I...
Board: Depression 07-03-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By Onclou9
Re: My prozac journey

Well honestly, I don't know.

One of the hallmarks of my depression is that it stymies my ability to eat and the desire to eat. During the first episode in 1999, I lost 40+ pounds in 8 weeks...
Board: Depression 07-03-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,207
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Depression is ruining my life...

No, my son's case is really somewhat on the mild to moderate side.

His biggest issue is social but he also has a great deal of anxiety as well. We haven't tried any medications other than his...
Board: Depression 07-03-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,207
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Depression is ruining my life...

You've made an important step. The band aid has been ripped off and just don't go putting it back on. I predict that when you get out of the situation, your depression will go away or at least...
Board: Depression 07-03-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Why?? The question that never stops...

Get out....at all costs.

Kids of addicts turn out to be addicts more than not, I know that from family experience. You owe it to your kids if nothing else, if you can't find the strength to get...
Board: Depression 07-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By Onclou9
My prozac journey

Hi yall,

As part of my journey back onto SSRI's I thought I would keep a journal of my effects of taking prozac. I figure it will help someone who is just starting out and help me when I get to...
Board: Depression 07-02-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By Onclou9
Question for the men out there

Hi y'all.

I'm just curious how many other men out there will admit to being scared to death about being able to hold it together in this world and take care of one's family? I can't be the only...
Board: Depression 07-02-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Outnumbered

Try finding a good local Church and becoming active in their singles group, you might find a better match for you there. Bars and other singles hang outs are just not where you are going to meet a...
Board: Depression 07-02-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,774
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Faking everything... is this normal?

I find that I fake it so my kids won't see my pain. I try to fake it so my wife will not see it as much as it really is.

If you aren't talking to a counselor and/or taking medications you might...
Board: Depression 06-22-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Onclou9
Re: hello I might be depressed

Sounds like you might want to consider talking to someone....your conflicting feelings can be a classic sign of depression/anxiety.

When I get depressed I feel bad about everything from what I...
Board: Anxiety 06-22-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Hoping for the Best

Best of luck, will pray you get some relief.
Board: Anxiety 06-22-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,131
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Anxiety disorder and prozac.

It seems that with Prozac, the morning anxiety is almost a hallmark sided-effect of the medication. Google it. But I am promised by people who have used it to just go through it (xanax helps...
Board: Anxiety 06-22-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Onclou9
Re: New to Prozac - Help!

I'm in the same boat as you......what a mess.

I'm on my 7th dose today and I can say that my biggest complaint is the constant waking at night and the morning anxiety. My doc suggested that I...
Board: Depression 06-22-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Please help... Prozac experience

Thanks.....

Day 7 update

Today marks one full week on it. Yesterday was terrible with the anxiety so I had to break down and take a xanax. Also was very tired, very very tired mid-afternoon....
Board: Depression 06-20-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Onclou9
Please help... Prozac experience

150 views and no answers...maybe my original was too long.


I just started taking the generic for Prozac last Thursday and have had a few moments of relief from depression and anxiety and it is...
Board: Men's Health 09-13-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By Onclou9
Re: In Testosterone HELL! :D

How do the shots work for you?

Putting the Androgel on and trying to avoid transfer is a real pain in the butt...I have small kids.

I don't like needles but I began giving blood regularly to...
Board: Men's Health 09-07-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By Onclou9
In Testosterone HELL! :D

I've been on Androgel for approximately 5 years now---I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to stop it all together but I guess that it is too late for that. When I started my total was 266 at 35 years old. No,...
Board: Men's Health 10-15-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By Onclou9
Just getting old....or prostate problem?

Hi all,

I hit the (loud screaching scream inserted here) 40 this year. I've noticed that over the past few weeks I have been waking up 1 or 2 times a night to pee. No other problems starting and...
Board: Men's Health 10-09-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,671
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Just found out I have low T

Before you start any treatments, have them do a complete workup on your hormone levels including estrogen.

Try to see if they can find a reason for the low numbers.

You mirror my exact...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 05-22-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By Onclou9
a couple sexual problems

Hi all...having some odd issues.

I noticed recently that during sex over the last month, I sometimes have little or no feeling in the head of my penis. I can feel, it isn't dead but it just seems...
Board: Back Problems 01-19-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Hi all, I am....back (bah bump bump bump). Back/Toe problems please help

Thanks guys and gals.

I failed to mention that for the last year or two, I have had a numb area that is oval shaped that runs from the outside of my left leg from my knee to about mid thigh.

It...
Board: Back Problems 01-18-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Hi all, I am....back (bah bump bump bump). Back/Toe problems please help

Thank you, I wasn't even sure that was a possibility.

The sensation is hard to peg. It almost feels half way like stinging/burning sensation and part like coldness. If I put them in front of a...
Board: Back Problems 01-17-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By Onclou9
Hi all, I am... back (bah bump bump bump). Back/Toe problems please help

Hi all,

I was getting out of the shower in early/mid December and I bent over to towel the glistening water off my svelt, slender legs :jester: ;). When I began to straighten up, I felt what...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-14-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,618
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Niaspan side effects

No one? I must be the only one.

I am up and about more today after skipping my last two doses. I was working from home the previous couple of days and wasn't walking a lot. Today, I have a...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-13-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,618
Posted By Onclou9
Niaspan side effects

Hi all,

After my last physical the numbers didn't lie...didn't change. I had high tri's, low good cholesterol, high bad cholesterol so the doctor put me on Niaspan at 500 mg at night.

Well, I...
Board: Men's Health 07-10-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Onclou9
Re: severe body odor HELP PLEASE

Hang in there Sam.....I can't think what it could be short of some fungus or something. You didn't mention anything that would lead me to believe you had one though.

Smelling like that isn't...
Board: Men's Health 07-01-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By Onclou9
Re: vasectomy

Just tell him it is the last remaining vestiges of his manhood....:D

Unless you two have been getting jiggy with it, I wouldn't THINK that it would be that.

Probably a good idea to call the...
Board: Men's Health 06-30-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Anyone ever stopped TRT?

Good info guys....I appreciate the thought out replies.

I suppose the really nagging thing most of all was just the ambiguity of it all. There is so much grey area in the decision and my doctor...
Board: Men's Health 06-27-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Anyone ever stopped TRT?

Good question Bengie...complicated answer.

First, expense....health plans and prescriptions are getting more expensive.
Second, nagging doubts about whether it was a good idea or not and whether...
Board: Men's Health 06-27-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By Onclou9
Anyone ever stopped TRT?

Me again.

I am--for some odd reason--having trouble coming to terms that I will be rubbing this TRT crap on myself daily for the rest of my life. For those that remember, I think I was somewhere...
Board: Men's Health 01-03-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,999
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Testosterone "Low-Norm" Syndrome

I am with you buddy.

I am 37 and I came back with total of 266 and free just barely above the minimum. We did the other tests and nothing was abnormal. I was in the grey zone.

I started...
Board: Men's Health 01-02-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,446
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Nighttime Leg cramps

All good questions, but I am not sure.

I think stretching before and after the exercise and before bed might be the best remedy as nothing else I tried worked.

I am in average shape, which is...
Board: Men's Health 01-02-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,446
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Nighttime Leg cramps

:D

Yep, been there too.

Unfortunately, I have researched this to death and came up with nothing. The usual suspects are potassium, bananas, hydration, stretching before bed/sex, and perhaps...
Board: Men's Health 01-02-2008, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,446
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Nighttime Leg cramps

I wish I knew because I get them too...usually after I exercise or work around the house. I am 37 and I had them for years.

I tried banannas and drinking lots of water but nothing helps. The...
Board: Men's Health 12-19-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,246
Posted By Onclou9
Re: Considering stopping my Testosterone replacement

I had the gammet of tests and all of my other levels, including cortisol, was normal.

I actually did take a blow to the back of the head on the 4th of July 2005. My wife mopped the floor and...
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