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Mon, Sep 9 10:03am · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

Colleen, thank you, hope all is well with you. When my retiring psychiatrist told me I had to taper Clonazepam, she dropped me .5 from 2.5 after 15 years in August 16. Knew nothing at the time about tapering or side affects. Have had to take breaks since then because of health, and even lost 35lb at the start amid all the other crazy. Finding VA records, at that time I know I was dealing with seratonin syndrome. Then in May my current psychiatrist said we're dropping sertaline completely, maybe because of my current taper Clonazepam difficulty?? Have gained 45lbs, so many other physical and emotional changes and the VA just doesn't understand. My tapper was as small as a .5 tablet can be cut. More later

Sun, Sep 8 2:17pm · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

New to this group, and hope it is at least supportive. I am back at Mayo this week for lung cancer follow up, CT on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the hell of withdrawal from Clonazepam, (started August 2016) and then my psychiatrist totally dropping my sertaline this summer is wreaking havoc on my body, emotional state and my brain. I so need another human being to connect with as it seems VA and other providers just don't want to admit that it can cause so many problems. Knowing how much stress affects everything I am seriously worried about my cancer. Will someone at Mayo at least consult on this issue???

Wed, Aug 21 10:58am · Kennel recommendations in Rochester for an out of towner in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I'm trying Leads an Leashes, day care and boarding, plus Barky Bus for transportation if needed.

Fri, Apr 12 12:55am · Multifocal Adenocarcinoma of the lung-continual recurrences in Lung Cancer

Oh dear, where have I been, seems I can't get past crazy. Mayo surgeon said everything looked great and wait on the CT. Oh glorious sunshine, had been out walking, some yard time and now we have 2' of new snow and it's still blowing and snowing tonight!!
Still finding out about Medicare, VA doesn't except my lack of trust in our local system and still insist they will not refer me to a more cancer treatment VA.
Anyway, the snow will go by June, and so wish everyone here best health possible and lots of energy hugs!! Meka

Sat, Mar 9 3:06pm · Multifocal Adenocarcinoma of the lung-continual recurrences in Lung Cancer

So sorry it's been so long. Just keep telling folks, "still here to bitch" ! Lung healing, weather sucks, sprained back, VA already wants to do another CT on another spot that's been there, think it's changed. Want to be out walking!!! I will stop now, sorry. Still here comment came about because a dead friend died suddenly a massive stroke at 62. Had just talked to her the day before and not able to get back for Services. Life does not stop teaching!!!
My favorite time year is here, March Madness, specifically women!! Do want to say a day doesn't go by without thinking of those who reached out, reminded of courage, hope,and strength!! I will do better, thanks all, Meka

Tue, Jan 22 11:32pm · Multifocal Adenocarcinoma of the lung-continual recurrences in Lung Cancer

Sorry I have been gone, know you all are out there, thinking of you, hoping for the best for each of us!! Did find the right group. Surgery tomorrow morning, feeling lucky, hopeful, and very humbled by all of this. Promise to let you know outcome, bless you