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8 hours ago · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Mental Health

Hi Jim, @jimhd

Thanks for sharing the plan you have used. It sounds very balanced!

Teresa

11 hours ago · Two Kinds Lung Cancer and dealing with other issues in Lung Cancer

@shortshot80 Hi Nancy:

I’m sure you are ready for the next step! I hope you are feeling some improvement in your breathing.

Teresa

11 hours ago · ~ Lonesome ~ in Mental Health

@amberpep Hi Abby:

Yes, the right label can provide a comfort, can’t it?

Teresa

15 hours ago · ~ Good morning to all ~ in Mental Health

Hi Abby, @amberpep

I’m glad that you are trying some new meds – as they begin to take effect I hope that you will notice a difference.

Will you keep us posted as to how you are doing?

Teresa

18 hours ago · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

Hi Jim @jimhd

What great guidelines! Thanks for posting them,

Teresa

18 hours ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hello @parus

I appreciate your letting us know about your humor – maybe you could put a smile 🙂 after something that is not to be taken seriously 🙂

Teresa

1 day ago · Being Old With Chronic Pain plus Loneliness in Chronic Pain

Hello @parus

I’m so sorry that your appointment with the PCP went so badly today – you certainly did not need that! Please be assured that you do have value. You can see beauty in the world around you and you can verbalize your pain in a most descriptive way. I know how discouraging a difficult appointment can be, but remember that this was just one appointment and you are stressed right now. Give yourself some time to rest, recoup and look for the good in the days to come.

We appreciate and value your input – no matter how you are feeling.

Teresa

1 day ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hello @lyssia @parus

Yes, I know what you both are referring to. Before my diagnosis with Parkinson’s (PD) I had several neurologists tell me that I was “stressed,” etc. and nothing was really wrong from a neurological standpoint. Finally, one doc recommended a psych consult. So, I thought, why not? I had recently been divorced and was in a career change, etc., both of my parents had been ill – so maybe I was too stressed.

So, I saw the psychiatrist who put me through the battery of tests and finally concluded that I didn’t have a psychiatric problem (he did compliment me on how well I handled some of life’s changes!) but he said that I did have signs of a neurological problem and suggested that I keep looking for an answer from a neurologist. Finally, a number of years later the PD diagnosis came about.

Teresa