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Author Topic: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX  (Read 6600 times)

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Offline pozattitude

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ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« on: March 19, 2008, 02:43:44 PM »
I haven't been around much lately, although I do look at the posts daily. 
I don't know if you remember about my Dysplasia and the "procedure" I had done back in December of 2007....well the surgery was successfull but I fell into a spiral downhill fall since and just recently started to feel better.
I decided to stop taking my ADD meds and my Cymbalta for the PN and depression...hey I was feeling pretty good and didn't think I needed it anymore.....
than came surgery and the recovery was very painful to say the least....so I had an unlimited supply of vicodin...and I was popping them like they were tic-tacs....
a month into my "post op" recovery I found myself so fucking depressed and even more frustrated than anything else...i just couldn't function, I just slept and ate ice cream!!!!
It took me a good month to realize who depressed I've become again and I decided that as much as don't want to take any more pills than I have to take, unfortunately my ADD meds and my Cymbalta are 2 of the meds I have to take.....
so after this "episode" I am finally back to being myself again....and I learned my lesson...I HAVE MAJOR ADD and I DO HAVE DEPRESSION....and I have to be on meds for that too.....

anyhow....I'm glad to be back

Rich
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Re: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 03:01:31 PM »
Glad to have you back, Rich!

Love & Stuff,

Tim
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Re: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 03:19:39 PM »
Rich,

I too am glad that you are back from your downward spiral.  And happy that the surgery was successful.

Meds are funny like that, sometimes:  when you feel better, sometimes you think you don't need to take
them any longer.  I'm glad you realized that they are right and necessary for you.

Hugs,

Henry
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Re: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 04:45:35 PM »
Rich---my hat is off to you for doin' the work to get yourself back to where you need to be.  Not an easy thang to do.

Rick

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Re: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 06:18:31 PM »
Rich, I've been on the narcotics merry-go-round before.  It's not an easy thing to come back from.  Glad you made it back. :-*
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Re: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 07:01:25 PM »
Rich, I've been on the narcotics merry-go-round before.  It's not an easy thing to come back from.  Glad you made it back. :-*
and the scary part was I had no idea I was so hooked on those suckers...it is like a big blur from December until the end of February.  The worst part was once I realized what was going on...I threw them out and then I could not sleep, I was itching and a total BITCH...it was as bad as coming down from dirty acid tabs... :o

thank you all for the words of encouragement
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Re: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 08:47:34 AM »
I'm glad you're back Rich, and getting back to yourself.

This experience is a good warning for all to always discuss potential side effects including addiction with a doctor who is prescribing this kind of medication.

Glad you made it through, Rich.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

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Re: ADD + Depression + pain killers = BAD MIX
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 10:51:04 AM »
Nothing quite like withdrawal from pharmaceutical narcotics. 
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