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Wed, Jan 2 7:09pm · The Journey of Grieving in Mental Health

Thank you for your kind words Lisa. They do help. Staying connected with people helps in the grieving process. I'm also looking for a support group to help me. The memorial for my great niece and the comments made by her classmates and all those that loved her helped. Talking with my brother and sister-in-law who were her grandparents helped. But I think the biggest help is time. I had a very hard time with her death and it really got me down. And then we had the holidays without her. I really am looking for some coping tools to help. Crying helps too and there were times when I'd cry anywhere, in my car, in the supermarket, at my hairdressers. It would just come on. Talking really helps to but not many people I know want to talk about the death of a loved one. It's hard. Thank you for your kindness.

Wed, Jan 2 8:00am · The Journey of Grieving in Mental Health

Thank you, Ginger. I appreciate your kind words. Grief comes in many ways. Glad you understand that. Yes, I can contact her children. Don't know if I would get response. We did spend Christmas Eve together and it was wonderful. I am keeping the door open to communication any and every way I can.

Tue, Jan 1 10:59am · Inability to live a normal life. in Epilepsy & Seizures

Much Good Luck David with your interview on Thursday. Will be thinking about you. Please give us an update. You've got this!

Dec 16, 2018 · The Journey of Grieving in Mental Health

Hey Liz, I'm grieving the loss of my great niece who died just a few weeks ago from cancer at the age of 21. She was a bright star in this sometimes dark world. I'm also grieving the loss of my relationship with my 50 year old daughter. For reasons I don't know, she just doesn't communicate with me. I don't know what she does or how she is or how my grandchildren are. I weep inside most of the time.

Dec 3, 2018 · Fragrances and Asthma / Allergies in Lung Health

Hi Jubilee, I, too, am extremely sensitive to fragrances and other chemical orders because of asthma. I use green products for cleaning and if I am near someone with perfume, I have to move away. And getting near someone who smokes isn't good for me either. Didn't know there was such a thing as a Risk Management Dept in a hospital. Good to know for future reference.

Jul 23, 2018 · Depression in Depression & Anxiety

Teresa, thanks for your response. We did do a DNA test for meds. Effexor and Cymbalta turned up. Effexor caused my cholesterol to raise up and I had some bad side effects with Cymbalta. I was only on it for a few weeks and coming off it was very hard. I had a hard time weaning off this med. I would never take it again.

Jul 22, 2018 · Depression in Depression & Anxiety

Mamacita, how did you get out of your depression? Did you take meds? Are you on them now? My psychiatrist started me on BuSpar several months ago and now want to add paxil at night along with taking Valerian root and Klonopin for sleep. I haven't taken the Valerian or Paxil yet as I'm concerned that taking Valerian and paxil and Klonopin at night would make be really groggy the next day. I also have asthma and am concerned that Valerian might affect my respiratory system. Any suggestions?

Jul 19, 2018 · serotonin syndrome in Mental Health

No she hasn't. My psychiatrist doesn't seem to be concerned at all about serotonin syndrome. He says I don't have it. But there are some days when I believe I'm right. I will see him tomorrow and discuss this again with him. Thank you for your response. This group has been very helpful and I appreciate everyone's thoughts and suggestions.