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    Welcome to Grumpy Groupies!!! This group is open to every one. I hope that all my buddies will join and use it often. Sad or happy, NO discussion is taboo. I do ask that you use Trigger in the title when necessary. Hopefully we can have fun and also support those who are having a hard time. Muahs
    Mercy is still alive and kicking - Part two
    mercygive posted:
    In my opinion, based on my experience, I think Topomax should be considered an illegal drug. I have never tried heroin, but I think about how drug addicts shoot heroin into their veins and then slowly melt down into unconsciousness. Well, that was my reaction to this medication. I am so glad to be off the Topomax that I don't complain about the Seroquel. I do well to keep fish and vegetables in my refrigerator, but I need more will power and energy to exercise daily. I will get off of my Topomax soap box now.
    I see a psychotherapist now. He reminds me of Marcus Welby MD when he smiles. He practices EMDR other types of therapy and, for now, he is hesitant to treat me with EMDR because it may trigger another episode. I told my therapist about an incident that happened when I started to post on this board. I need a professional to help me to fully understand and come to grips with what had happened, but he only wants to discuss my life in generalities, and he insisted that I sign a waiver so that he could communicate with my husband and all of my doctors. The only person I haven't told is my psychiatrist (PA) who has admitting privileges. I kind of get the impression that my therapist has already passed that information to my PA on my behalf. I am deeply sorrowed and get easily depressed when I think about the incident and the damage it would have caused, and when I try to forget I remember to take my medications faithfully.

    The warm weather is inviting me out to shopping centers and I get overstimulated and talk to myself in public while I overspend. My therapist told me that wearing an ear piece in public is the only difference between me and the people who were once patients now released, from the closed mental health hospitals in CA, who walk up and down the streets talking to themselves without medication. I must wear an ear piece while I am in public. I increased my Seroquel to 400 mg so I hope that will help some.

    Other than that, we are doing some home repairs. I love all of the rain we are having here in Dallas and the foliage in our back yard is overgrown and will take a lot of back work to chop it down and haul it away. Speaking of which, I am having back pain again and need to have cortisone shots. With the humidity, the mosquitos are out in swarms and I think there have already been a few cases of West Nile Virus.

    I will leave you now. I am flat, boring and not too exciting to be around these days. I will try to post my sunny side up next time. XXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOO to Y'ALL.
    DizzyJgirl responded: nice to hear from you. I wish you were having an easier time with things. My pdoc wouldn't prescribe topomax and said in the medical professionals circles it is called Dopomax. Are you adding something else in place of it?
    Your therapist sounds very helpful. I love my therapist but is more like seeing a friend (not that it is a bad thing). We just chat and she makes me is good but I feel like I am paying for someone to be my friend. I think she is gently suggesting I look for someone new. Indirectly but I get it.
    Sorry about your back pain. I hope that gets better too.
    I hope we hear from you again soon! xoxo
    bpcookie responded:
    Hi Mercy hun, so good to see you my darling friend. So it was Topamax that was causing you so much trouble? The slurred speach, memory loss and messing up at work? You poor sweet heart. I take Lyrica which makes me feel like crap. Its supposed to help my vagie-gie-gie pain but what it really does is turn me into a freakin zombie. I think it has been eating my brain cells. Since Im the zombie, arent I supposed to be the one eating brains? Stupid pills.

    Oh sweet heart, I talk to myself all the time, especially when Im at home. Its constant and I sometimes have to tell myself to shut the Hell up. I fear that if I continue talking out loud that I may go crazy. When Im at the store, I talk to myself also. So perhaps we are both nutters. hehehe.

    I hope the cortizone shots help your pain, it never did any good for me. My friggin back hurts as well and I should see my chiro but Im sick of Dr.s.

    I havent much fun to be around either. You and I together could be miserable book ends. lol.

    I hope to hear from you soon. I have missed you dearly. oh, and thank you for your kind card. love ya, smoochies
    When all else fails, go Bipolar all over their azzes!!
    mercygive replied to DizzyJgirl's response:
    Hey there DizzyJ and Cookie Hun - What have the two of you been up to?

    DizzyJ! How have you been doing? There has got to be another drug for weight loss other than Dope-a-mine (good name for Topomax) . I don't have another pdoc (PA) appointment for another month or so and I will ask her then. I haven't seen a therapist in 15 years so I need a reality check. My husband says he can be my sounding board free of charge, but I need an unbiased view. I take in a list of things that bother me on a scale from 1-10 and my therapist and I go over the list. Some days we go over the list quickly as though some of those things shouldn't be on the list because I should be able to handle them myself...because of my age, I guess.

    Good to hear from you too. I would like to connect here again. I have been lonely and a little blue. Hugs, P.

    Cookie Hun! I would think your doctors could put their great minds together and come up with something to help you other than noodlelizing you with Lyrica. All the more reason to wear an ear piece when you are in public. Lol

    I was in a store shopping in the closet department. Suddenly, I realized I was talking to myself, and then I heard them announce over the PA "There is a loud customer in the closet department." I left the closet department immediately. Lol

    It has been 5 days and I cannot stand up straight. I had the steroid shot and pain killers and I still have shooting pains up my spine and down my right leg. I opted out of the muscle relaxers because I hate the way they make me feel. I may rethink that. My doctors can no longer phone in pain medication and I am not sure why that is.

    I will email you soon. Smoochies muchachies

    bpcookie replied to mercygive's response:
    LMAO, omg, talking in the closet dept. and them announcing it over th loud speaker. omg, I would have died. The reason why your Dr.s cant call in pain meds is because the FDA and DEA are being a bunch of azz holes and are trying to make it more difficult to get pain meds. At my dr.s office, if they prescribe pain meds, they make you do a monthly drug test and ya have to pay for it out of your own pocket. Its total friggin BS.

    My new vagina specialist dude is going to do a bit of surgery on my burning bush. Im really scared but something has to be done.

    Speaking of my burning crotch area, Me ans hubby figured out a way to have sex. The other night I took my pain meds and sleeping pill, turned off the lights and I told my hubby "I have tricked my vagina, she thinks we are going to sleep. Quietly sneek up on her and then pounce. She will never know what happened" lol hehehe

    love ya hun
    When all else fails, go Bipolar all over their azzes!!
    jselleck replied to bpcookie's response:
    Cookie you're a riot!!!

    Mercy, sorry you're having such problems. My former pdoc had me on topamax ages ago and all it did for me was cause weight gain. Which no one could understand. I didn't know you lived in Dallas. I live in Grand Prairie. Maybe we could get together sometime if you want. Compare horror stories or something. I don't know why your pain doctor can't call in prescriptions. I'm on hydrocodine 5-350 mg and my doc has no problems calling it in to my pharmacy. I can even call in refills. The med we have problems with is my husband's add med. His pdoc has to write a script every time he needs it and can't give any refills. Pain in the behind. Fortunately there's a generic form of the med he's on so it doesn't cost us an arm and a leg.
    I've got back problems also. The steroid injections didn't do squat for me either. Worked about three days. Waiting to get in touch with a new doctor mine refereed me to(I see her next wednesday)so hopefully she'll have something new to try. Hope you feel better soon.

    mercygive replied to jselleck's response:
    Hi Jessica,

    Yes. I would like to meet you. It may be awhile because my weekends are going to be busy this summer, but we'll figure something out. My email is .

    I do find it interesting that your doctor can phone in your pain medicine. My pcp told me that there was an incident of pharmacy abuse so I thought it was a new regulation that pain meds could not be phoned in. I have never abused Rx so it wasn't me. I am taking Hydro-codone 5-500mg with no refills. Levothyroxine is the only med I can call in refills. Good news is I am almost completely pain free after 2 weeks of misery. All I did was twist the wrong way after I got out of the shower and this happens to me at least once a year. I hope you can find something to help your back pain.

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