Saturday, August 9, 2008

Quick Update

When I decided to post about struggling with depression I was irritated and tired and probably not in the best frame of mind. It seemed like a good thing to do at the moment.
When I woke up we had to leave early and I didn't have the time to remove the post. I was totally stressing about it. I just kept thinking ~ Great~ Now I've waived my freak flag high as can be for the entire world to see! Kind of embarrassing.
Well, by the time I was able to log on I had a ton of comments. I felt so much better and not quite so embarrassed!
So, I just wanted to say thanks for all the support. It definitely made me feel better!
Also, I had a lot of people asking me if I was on medication etc.. what was I doing, so I thought I'd take a moment and give a quick update. I did go to the Dr and he is running some test ~hormones, thyroid etc.. My hair is falling out like crazy, I am tired and dizzy, emotional, and having panic attacks. He thought maybe hormones are a major culprit. I hope so. I was put on medication to deal with the depression and he told me it would take a good 30 days to feel better. I AM feeling better. Still emotional~ A little weepy not much energy but I am not sobbing uncontrollably anymore. I feel hopeful now like I can get a grip which is a good improvement. So..I am just glad to be feeling a bit better!
This is not the first time I spoke first then was embarrassed later and I am sure it won't be the last . I think I could learn to use a little restraint! Oh well Ü


sherry said...

My vote is that it is your hormones. All of my health problems can be traced back to faulty or unbalanced hormones. To me they are the source of all evil;) After this baby comes I may just get a full on hysterectomy and go into menopause at the ripe old age of 32.


I am glad that you blogged about it! We all have rough times. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Depression is far more common than most people want to talk about. I think that we will never find good answers to these problems if people try to ignore it. I think it is a shame that we can treat erectile dysfunction so easily (my favorite commercials right after tampon commercials) but we still don't have the best medicines for depression. It must be a man's world!

Shelli said...

If your hair is falling out, sounds like thyroid to me. Hopefully the doctor will figure it out for you! And you wouldn't be Lauri if you started filtering everything before you say it! I've seen you show some restraint before ... but we love the way you put the Real You out there.

Crazymamaof6 said...

hey lady! you know i feel ya on these issues! hang in there, keep up wiht the meds even when you feel better. i tell ya. it's tricky sometimes. and we still have crappy days. but not out of control bad. whoohoo for labs. hope they give you some answers. thyroid issues are the leading cause of depression. it's a silent trigger. and you could go your whole life having symptoms and not realize they go together. thyroid is a fairly easy fix too.
and you know i like it real!

Lori ~ LL-K said...

Never be embarrassed about posting how you really feel. You are not the only one that has gone through this!! I'm glad you are feeling much better. Every time I think of menopause I think of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes ~ “To Wanda!”

The Riggs Family said...

Lauri please don't ever feel embarressed, I am sooo glad that you are feeling better. Your were hit with so much and it understandable. I am sure the doctors will figure it out, just know that I care and let me know how your dr. appointments go.

Cara said...

I hope you had fun on your trip! I have missed seeing you at church!!! Don't worry about your post - we all love you no matter what ♥

goingsome said...

Ditto to all the comments above. Don't feel embarrassed about "puttin it out there". We all have challenges in life. By blogging about it, you share with others and other people can relate. It even gives you a perspective that we sometimes can't see ourselves.