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Would I be able to be in the military if you have a mental illness and it is controlled by medication? I use to want to join the army, but I got schizophrenia (well, they're pretty sure it's schizophrenia. my symptoms were of feeling like I wasn't in reality) so now I probably can't join. So as long as my symptoms are controlled how am i less qualified than any other person?
,,,not even as a teenager,,, no suregery, not even stitches....i cannot imagine being on all this medication....did anyone have to stop working? thanks for all the input...i am terrified of the whole thing have not started treatment yet....
If you read some of those links you'll find that the protocols in using the airguns were far less existent in the 70's and were not adhered to especially in the military. Adults of military age may have very good recollection about the event whereas I wonder how many first graders even remember the day.
I am so sorry you are feeling so bad at the moment. What medication was it that mad you feel so poorly? I don't know if we here can tell you what treatment you should be seeking. A doctor is the one to help you there, but it seems, in your case, a doctor is not helping you through this. Don't you think you should stay on the blood pressure medication ? Your blood pressure is very high. I know some medications make people feel worse, but can the doctor not give you a different medicine?
Just a little bit of back ground on our situation. My husband is in the Military. He left for Iraq when our youngest of 3 weeks old, and he came home when he was 14 months old. When dad was gone in Iraq i quit my job and did daycare in our home until he was about 3. Then we moved to a new city when he was almost 4. My husband travels quite a bit but not not excessive. Since then the longest time that dad was gone from him was 6 months and that was 2 years ago.
Hi, I am in the U.S. Military. Late last year I was prescribed a combination of Celexa and Buspar for depression treatment. Shortlly after that, my weight carreined out of control. I gained about 60 lbs over a 4-5 month period. My behavior was so out of control, the doctor took me off of Celexa and put me on Wellbutrin for treatment. The withdraw from the Celexa was so bad that I was experiencing stomach pain and diarreah. Now my problem is the weight I have gained.
I have been taking various depression medications for about 15 years after being diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. I developed the PTSD in 1993. I'm a retired police officer, but I did my full 25 years and retired 2 years ago. My problem right now is that my anxiety is never under control, and a good analogy would be that feeling you'd get if you had to slam on your brakes to avoid running over a kid. I'm like that 24/7.
I also ask how is my case of depression and he said my depression is not like rock bottom and that it's not like suicidal depression. So I never had suicidal depression and never had thoughts of killing self.
Hi LadyE, I don't know how far along you are on tx, but treatment can cause severe depression, and it can also cause insomnia (and depression can cause insomnia and insomnia can cause depression ) ... and then WHAM - it can catch up to you :) I can remember times when it was all I could do not to break down and cry in the vegetable section of the grocery store if a sad song was playing over the speakers. God those were the days. Cry at the drop of a hat and never knew why.
Of course, there are all ranges of depression, but clinical depression (major depression) does have some significant differences from feeling a little or moderately depressed or down due to circumstances in ones life. Not knowing exactly how you feel or how severe the depression is, I cannot offer advice, per se. In the end, deciding what to do is your decision but from your description, your feeling down and your depression is probably normal for all you have been going through.
Everyone I have ever known or heard of that got off any opiates was left with severe depression. Is this a standard side effect and how long will it last and how is it best treated? My friend's nephew just went to an addiction doctor who gave him buprenorphine injections and other scripts to get off pain pills. When he asked about an anti-depressant the doctor said "no mood enhancers for addicts." This seems unusual to me.
That is the depression talking.I just watched a documentary on depression yesterday at 4am (couldn't sleep due to MY depression ha ha). It was people from all walks of life battling it. From a gang member to corporate execs. You know what, now they can see depression! MRI's can see the activity on the frontal lobe of the brain. I won't go into the mumbo jumbo, I am a nurse and I get fascinated by this stuff but they are on the edge many new treatments that don't involve meds. Hallelujah!
She was having problems with the military transferring her records back to SC from NOVA, and got really worried that she didn't have enough anti-depression medication to make it through the weekend. Fortunately, it worked out okay, and she was able to get her medicine the same day and all was well. While I was there, I was sleeping in the living room and noticed that, two days before I left, she was heading into her bedroom and didn't take her medicine before bed.
With my last child (my son, he's 9 now), my OB knew that I was at risk for depression. I had pretty bad post-partum depression with my daughter before that, and I was showing signs of depression at that point. So he was proactive about it and prescribed Zoloft when I was about 7 months pregnant. It must have done the trick...I didn't have any depression at all. I continued to take it for about six months after the baby was born, and there was no issue with the breastfeeding.
Prior to RAI for Hyperthyroidism and Graves, I felt like I was sitting on a razor blade with my anxiety....even noises made me edgy. The anxiety was unreal, depression was debilitating and I felt a big feeling of hopelessness. Then RAI happened and TT and for a few weeks I was great! Then Bnag!...anxiety came back with a vengeance. I kept thinking...I'm hyper! I was in fact..Hypo.
The reason I'm posting this is because I would like to hear from some of you the ways that you have handled/are handling your depression/anxiety. What are some your experiences with medication (particularly Celexa)? Any natural supplements like St John's Wort or SAM-e or Holy Basil? Good books (I am presently reading The Anxiety & Phobia workbook, as well as Hope & help for your nerves by Claire Weekes)? Whatever positive you have to offer, I REALLY NEED to hear it right now!
After my TT, I've had major issues and ended back up in teh Er. not only that I've had lots of depression and psychological issues. I decided I'm tired of "not living my life" so I went to talk to the USAF recruiter, and got turned down, but not for thyroid cancer. but for having a sona nd being married to military (im appealing it).
For the past couple of months, I have had incredible depression and suicidal thoughts. Also lots of anxiety...currently in therapy for other reasons and also on max dose of Wellbutrin. I take Ambien at night and also Lorazepam during the day. I have never felt worse in my life and I am scared that I cannot continue. My levels are said to be "normal" which I don't understand if I am feeling this way. I am going to see a new doctor so I am hoping this will help.
It just seems to me that you are not addressing all of your problems. The anxiety and depression are being treated with the medication. But the insomnia is not. I have to treat both. I have to treat the OCD/anxiety with Wellbutrin and I have to treat my insomnia with klonopin. Also, what about menapausal issues? If you are menapausal or peri-menapausal there could also be hormone changes going on. AND I'm going to add ADD into the mix. Have you thought about that as well?
I have absolutely had similar experiences. Though I had used vicodin "recreationally" before my addiction, it was very infrequent. Maybe one pill in a month or two. In 2007 I had the hardest year of my life. Here's the laundry list of crap that occured: I was a newly-wed, and woke up to my husband having a seizure (never seen one before, and I literally thought he was going to die).
The researchers, who have been working to combat injury-related depression, substance abuse, and suicide due to unremitting, persistent pain, have dubbed the new analgesic “N60” and now plan human trials. (Meaning, unfortunately, that approval and general availability of the drug, if it fulfills its early promise, is still some time off.) First, they Discovered the Chronic Pain Pathway Pain is a perception in the brain triggered by signals sent along nerves in the peripheral nervous system.
Posted By Robin Holland on June 16, 1999 at 19:47:19 Five years ago I was involved in an auto accident and sustained a head injury to the left parietal (sp?) side. At the scene I was having grand mal seizures (so they tell me; I have no memory of the accident and very little memory of the year that followed) and when I got to the hospital and had a CAT scan and brain tumor was discovered directly on the other side.
Posted by Robin Holland on June 16, 1999 at 19:47:19 Five years ago I was involved in an auto accident and sustained a head injury to the left parietal (sp?) side. At the scene I was having grand mal seizures (so they tell me; I have no memory of the accident and very little memory of the year that followed) and when I got to the hospital and had a CAT scan and brain tumor was discovered directly on the other side.
I was raised with a lot of abuse am ex military with sexual trauma while in the army. Diagnosed ADHD severe depression. I take 350mg lamictal 36mg of concertante and just recently put on 50mg cynthroid. I drink beer most nights 6-10. I want to stop any suggestions other than looney bin?
I have a VERY bad back a lot of operations due to injury in the military which has caused depression. I have lost weight and my back does not hurt as bad but I have lost a lot of hair! Can you help with recommendation on other medication for depression that will not have me gain weight and not loose hair?
I am going for a BIOPSY on the 17th April in Brazil, then back to Haiti(no hospitals and no credibility) except a level 2 Military Hospital put by the UN TROOPS with no GASTRO nor INFECTOLOGIST; I will bring with me all the medication necessary to start a TX. My question: Does anyone think it will be possible for the TX in such conditions? The Director of the Hospital said that they do have experience with Intensive Teraphy and will be able to Treat me!
I am in the military and I have had depression for around 9 years which I have heard for my age is kinda high. I have never been a happy person except when I drink and they keep telling me that is not a good thing. I have been to doctors for depression, suicide, and a personality disorder. My command here thinks it's just a small phase inam going through and are telling me that they can change me.
Recently he has been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, manic depression and sleeplessness. They prescribed him the following meds: -wellbutrin 100mg 2x a day -depakote 3x a day totalling 1500 mg -seroquel 2x a day (25mg and 50mg) I'm extremely worried that the mix of these meds might hurt him more than help him. He has a history of pill addiction one of the main reasons why he joined the military so soon. Can this medicine cause his heart to stop or hurt him in any way?
If a therapist can help, then you won't need or be given medication, and you won't have to worry about becoming dependent on that medication. IF, you do need medication, a good therapist will refer you and admit they cannot help. Please keep us posted.
I have a history of anxiety and depression but have been managing without meds for almost three years. Im depressed to the point of exhaustion, im so ready to have him home so we can enjoy the pregnancy together...
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