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After my hysterectomy last year I started feeling really depressed. My ovaries weren’t working as well as they should have, and my sanity was paying the ultimate price. So…after a visit to the doctors, it was decided that what I needed most was hormone replacement therapy, and my regular doctor decided I needed a little help as well and put me on 2 types of anti-depressants.

About 2 weeks ago I decided to stop taking one of the two anti-depressants (without asking the doctor first…I know-my bad).

In saying that…

I’m so sorry for “slacking” this past week. I’ve just grown so tired (reaching for a pillow every chance I get). I’m easily irritated, quickly overwhelmed by everything going on around me and I can’t seem to hold my concentration long enough to complete any particular task at the moment. No worries though. I promise I’ll put my pity-party-tray away soon (please hang tight). I have a beautiful puppy who’s keeping me company (and busy) two beautiful girls to keep me smiling and a husband (and son) who keep me happy.

I’m off to bed. I’m sure things will be better tomorrow. It has to be; I’ve got so many great things to share with you.

Anyway, have a great night/day all and we’ll see you back here soon!!!

PS- if I sound like I’m not making any sense, I’m sorry…my brain isn’t on the same page as I am. :)



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About the author: Living in South Texas, Barb is wife to a taxidermist and mother to three outrageously rambunctious kids (ages 10, 11 & 20) and their cute dogs, Jager and Louie! Barb spends her day’s blogging, chatting with friends on Facebook, tweeting, sharing far too many crazy pictures on Pinterest & Instagram, and most importantly…trying to catch a cat-nap when she can. Her favorite drinks are Coffee and Unsweetened Mango tea from Sonic. Barb – through Blogfully – shares her personal insight on the products she tries, uses, hates, and loves. She lives to travel, enjoys reading, can crochet a mean afghan, and is told she makes the best chicken salad sandwiches ever!

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  • Karen Medlin

    I can totally relate, I had my Hysterectomy 5 years ago.. packed a few pound around the middle, always tired. I went a few months back to see about hormone replacement premarin, I took it for a month and gained another 5lbs during that month.. I got mean, and angry about everything. He did try me on the anti-depressants before the hormone replacement and it just made me want to sleep all the time.. I can’t seem to focus on certain things.. I was beginning to wonder if I had adult ADD, not being able to focus on things. Take care and let us know how you feel

    • It’s crazy isn’t it? That’s what I’m feeling right now – like I’ve got adult ADD. One minute I’m fine and the next I’m crying and hating the world (for hating me). My hormones are wacked. It’s driving me crazy not feeling “in-control.”

      Thanks so much for sharing, and for stopping by. It really means a lot to me.
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      • Karen Medlin

        The adult ADD thingie is why the doc prescribed the antidepressant.. went back and told him agiain it did solve it, then the hormone replacement.. still the same, well I know now I am not alone with it either. if you find a solution let me know.

        • Karen Medlin

          see i told you, can’t even type.. I meant to say it did not solve the problem, are you getting to where to forget how to spell a simple word.

  • Tammy S

    Don’t worry about us. Just take care of yourself. we will still be here when you are backk into the awing.

  • Girl, you can’t do that!!!! You can’t just stop taking an anti-depressant!! You need to take care of yourself and before you go back to bed…call the doctor and make an appointment!! {{{hugs}}}
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    • {{{{Hugs}}}} back at you Janet. And thank you.

      I know. I shouldn’t have up and quit like that, but I didn’t want to have to spend more money on another month (it was my most expensive one). Now I’m paying the price. I’ll be fine though. It’s just taking a little longer than I tought it would to “get over it.” :)
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  • Sometimes we don’t understand all the quirks and twirks that our body and brain go through and we tend to get “down in the dumps” and “full of the lumps” and “feel all the bumps” that come our way. For some of us it is harder than others and for some of us a little bit of hard is just as bad as a whole of hard. Now as for your and your own situation, the answer to the clueless days and tired to the bone days is simply to let your body rest and adjust and re-adjust and rewire and don’t worry about the days when you seem glued to the bed (or couch) or simply come unglued. It happens. Stuff happens. Life happens.

    Count it all joy! Count it a blessing to have a doctor that understands and helps you cope. Count it a blessing to have family there with you to help and understand and encourage and not discourage.

    And simply “hang in there”!
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    • Awe, thanks Vera. I appreciate your note.And I agree…I do have to count my blessings. I have a beautiful group of readers, friends and family that are helping me get out of this funk. I just need to give myself a swift kick in the butt and get over this pity-party of mine (seriously).

      I get so mad at myself for being this way because I know that there are people out there going through worse than me yet I’m making such a big stink of my own problems. This, in turn, makes me more depressed for being depressed. Does that make sense?
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  • Andrea D.

    You are going through a lot. Take care of yourself first, everything else will go better if you are doing well.