Is it real or unreal ??!!

Posted by aliali @aliali, Feb 26, 2019

Why do I become tired if using other antidepressant; the chemical is THE SAME but I feel tired when moving to other brand!! My first antidepressant is unavailable in the pharmacy so I purchased the same chemical under other brand name. Yesterday I took my first dose. Now I felt headache, dizziness, negative thinking and despair!! I have already purchased the the first brand I was using, but I am still wondering and need help.

@contentandwell

@jakedduck1 I am very sorry about the passing of a dear friend. It is never easy to lose a loved one.

I think you have some very good suggestions here. I am sure that you could find some respite care for your mother. If not then you will need to pass the responsibility on to your friend's niece.
JK

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@contentandwell
Thanks much JK. You guys have been so thoughtful and kind. Your support means a lot to me.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@contentandwell
I was thinking how hard it would be to meet or even talk.
Deaths are awful to deal with. I’m having a hard time now. My closest dearest friend had a heart attack Sunday and passed away. What makes it even more upsetting is Sunday was my birthday. I am named as her trustee. I care for my Mom and can’t leave her alone and I live 200 miles away. I feel if I don’t do all that is asked of me I am betraying her trust. I’m also now the trustee of her handicapped sons Special Needs Trust. Her niece who is willing to take on this responsibility and is a wonderful person, totally trustworthy. What to do???
Jake

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@jakedduck1
Hi Jake,
I am so sorry to hear about your friend's death. How very sad that it occurred on your birthday. If the trust allows you to appoint a new trustee, you can certainly do that. However, if you feel compelled to carry through on your own a lot can be done with an attorney following up and advising you by phone or electronically.
I also would encourage you to get some assistance for your mom. It's important that she allows other people to assist her and this might be the perfect opportunity to get that process started.
Keep in touch and post again and let us know how you are doing with this process.

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@jakedduck- Thinking of you at this difficult and confusing time.
Best wishes
Ainsleigh

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@aliali

We got a little side tracked here, but good to hear that you can now obtain your medicine from your pharmacy. I have recently experienced the same change in the effects of one of my medications when my new doctor used a different manufacturer. It's not as effective as the previous one, but I'm adjusting to it. At first I thought it was just my imagination, but now I know it wasn't. Thanks for your post.

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@jakedduck1

My deepest condolences for the loss of your close friend in your life Jake. There is a grief thread on Connect that I recommend you check out. In my experience it's very hard to feel the responsibility of following through on the wishes of the person you just lost. You will need time to adjust before you begin making decisions on their behalf. If you can find ways to extend your time, do so. The suggestions offered here are very good. I hope you find peace and acceptance of the changes her death will mean in your life.

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@contentandwell

@jakedduck1 My platelets are normal now. Phew. Cirrhosis really messes with so many things. I was down around 60,000, sometimes as low as 40,000, but now they are where they should be.
I have not met my donor's family but have had communication with them and her parents were very forthcoming. I almost wish I had not had communication because knowing more about my donor has made me feel terrible that she passed away. I pray for her widower and her father every night. Her mother passed away last year so her poor father had two deaths to deal with in less than two years. Very sad.
JK

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Because of their giving to you their loss is mitigated knowing that part of her lives on and her death, as hard on them as it was, wasn't a waste because of the lives that were saved in her passing. I'm sorry I didn't put that very eloquently but you do hear people say someone's death was such a waste. Her legacy was saving lives. That's pretty special.

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@pearlbaby7

Because of their giving to you their loss is mitigated knowing that part of her lives on and her death, as hard on them as it was, wasn't a waste because of the lives that were saved in her passing. I'm sorry I didn't put that very eloquently but you do hear people say someone's death was such a waste. Her legacy was saving lives. That's pretty special.

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@pearlbaby7 I have heard that for the donor's loved ones it can be helpful knowing that others did benefit from the death. It still is difficult though, particularly when the donor, as in my donor's case, passed away due to hospital mismanagement. It hurts my heart to think of her and of them. She was only 34 at the time of her death.
JK

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@contentandwell

@pearlbaby7 I have heard that for the donor's loved ones it can be helpful knowing that others did benefit from the death. It still is difficult though, particularly when the donor, as in my donor's case, passed away due to hospital mismanagement. It hurts my heart to think of her and of them. She was only 34 at the time of her death.
JK

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I understand. But what you have to hold onto are the positive sides of this. 💝

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It's very real! Everyone's body and brain react differently to different medications. While your current medication is similar to the other antidepressant it is NOT exactly the same. Some people don't respond well to the generic forms of their antidepressants.

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