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Hi Lisa :wave:

I just wanted to let to you know that I finally went to see a Phyciatrist (sp?) yesterday, and I told him exactly how I felt about everything - I didn't hold anything back - and I felt so relieved. I cried so much and so hard - it actually felt good!

He asked me if I ever thought of suicide or had thoughts - and I told him yes - but I wouldn't do it because of my two girls. I told him that I can not continue living the way that I am and that he needs to give me something to help me. He asked me to describe all of my feelings, so I laid it all on the line - and afterwards - he said I was severely depressed. He told me that he doesn't like to put anyone on medication if they can benefit from counseling - but felt that I needed something NOW!

He prescribed me Paxil CR and trazadone. The paxil is for depression and the trazodone is for sleep. He told me to stop taking the Ambien - because it is habit forming. I am already on pain medication - and I don't need something else that is going to cause me problems further down the road.

I wanted to let you know - that I have hope now - and I am very excited. I have never been on antidepressants - but I am willing to give it a try. I am hoping that this will help me get through all this pain - and give me a better out look on life. If I wasn't so sad - maybe I could focus more on getting my back straightened out.

I have nothing to feel ashamed about - and I am not embarresed anymore about being depressed and getting help for it. I realize - that I am not the only one out there that feels this way. My husband was totally shocked that I went to my appointment. He told me that he was very glad that I was not giving up the fight to get myself better - mentally or physically!

I will not let this back pain take everything from me anymore. I lost myself somewhere during all this - and I am about to find me again. Hopefully my life is getting ready for a drastic change - I am getting my surgery on the 16th - and I finally got help for this darkness I have been in. I am not going to get my hopes up yet about being 100% better- but its nice to think that something might change for the better - and that alone is keeping me excited.

I just wanted to let you know - that you did help me in many ways that you will never understand.

Thank you - for being there for me when I needed someone the most - and I am very greatful for that.

Thank you,
Brenda [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif[/img]