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30 September 2011 @ 15:48
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Im putting this behind a cut if you wanna read,please come on in.....but wipe your feet on the rug,I just had the carpets cleaned hehehehe

First of all,the wee girl that was in the coma opened her eyes today for the first time and everyone is happy about that,myself included,now we are just waiting to see how things go from here,but this is a great start,will keep you posted on her.

Secondly,I am no longer taking anti depressants (yee-ha),about a month ago I thought that rather than go and see my doctor about them I would wean myself off them,and I have successfully done it on my own.

My dad spoke to his doctor today when he was in, about it and he told him that it only takes a few days to get symptoms if coming off a drug and since I did this three weeks ago,I have done it without bad withdrawals and thats very good,though he wished I went in and saw him cos it could have been bad,but he said the weaning off was a great idea and im so proud of myself hehehehe.

How it happened was one night I couldn't find them and said to myself,im sure one night without them won't do any harm,then four nights later I still couldn't find them,when I eventually did find them it was a week later and I felt nothing,just the same as my usual chirpy self,then I found them and took them for two nights then skipped two then two nights again and skipped two,then I just took it one night and skipped one,but now im off them altogether and its been three weeks,I still feel nothing,just chirpy like usual (unless im upset about something of course).

Now I can safly say I have said goodbye to anti depressants for good,and I know that if if I need to talk about anything,you guys will always listen,if my offline friends don't.

I don't recommend any of you who take anti depressants to do this,just because it was ok for me,it may have dire consequences for you,so see your doctor if you want do this please,thank you.

Ok,well im off now to do some house work,I just wanted to share my good news with you all,have a nice day whatever you guys get up to.

Warm hugs x
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shadownycshadownyc on 30th September 2010 15:54 (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear about the little girl.

I do hope all this works out for you and you continue to feel healthy.
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 30th September 2010 19:53 (UTC)
We were all glad too,thank you :) its such a relief for everyone.

And Thank you Carolyn for your kind words of encouragement ;)
Warm hugs x

Ps,I hope you are keeping well
Audrey2419audrey2419 on 30th September 2010 16:01 (UTC)
That's a whole lotta wonderful news! You take care of yourself and keep on smiling!

Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 30th September 2010 19:54 (UTC)
Thanks so much Audrey,thats very nice of you to say :)
Warm hugs x
Annalei: qaf applausecherry_kiss_8 on 30th September 2010 16:30 (UTC)
Well go you!!!

I think it's funny how we're sometimes so quick to underestimate ourselves and then we unknowingly do something and realise that, yeah, maybe i've been that strong all along ya know?!!

and i'm so happy to hear about the little girl. seems like a good day for you all round - quick, go play the lottery, see if you can make it a hattrick!! hehe
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 30th September 2010 19:56 (UTC)
Hahahaha,yea I should have donr that earlier but didn't get round to it,things are def looking up for me,thanks baby for your kind words and its great the wee doll is slowly coming back to us

Warm hugs x
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Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 30th September 2010 19:57 (UTC)
Thanks so much Lisa ;)
Warm hugs x
masterglory on 30th September 2010 18:03 (UTC)
It's always a big pleasure to hear news like that, plus the fact that it cames from you it's an amazing wonderful thing.:)

Love you, keep on this way, you're a nice sweet strong person...you can do whatever you want!!!!^____________^
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 30th September 2010 19:58 (UTC)
Wow,thanks alot Gloria,thats a beautiful thing to say hehehe
Warmest hugs x
mitakaymitakay on 30th September 2010 18:19 (UTC)
great news all around!
I hope that you continue to feel happy and healthy.
**hugs you tight**
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 30th September 2010 19:58 (UTC)
Thanks very much honey :)
Warm hugs x
snowmore: Brian gorgeoussnowmore on 30th September 2010 23:31 (UTC)
Yvonne! That is wonderful news!! And I'm so glad the wee girl has come out of her coma.

Would you believe I take a small amount of anti-depressants for a bladder disease? I saw a specialist, but my regular family doctor tried me on the meds I take and it really helps. I've been taking the same drug for about 17 years and it's really helped control my bladder. Go figure.

I'm glad you're doing so well!

Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 1st October 2010 15:20 (UTC)
Thank so much hon

The wee lass is responding to some things aswell,which is great,shes coming back slowly but surely

Yea,I was very proud of myself for doing it,now I just have to take tablets to treat my epilepsy but thats all.
I was taking anti depressants for ten years now.

Warm hugs x
balrogtweety: B/J hugbalrogtweety on 1st October 2010 04:30 (UTC)
Nice to hear about the little girl. This is wonderful news. As for you, that is also good. I hate taking pills if I don't have to. Hope things go well for you. You sure can talk to us if you have a problem. We're here for ya.

Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 1st October 2010 15:23 (UTC)
Thank you Jane,

Its great news indeed about the wee doll :)

I am coming along very well with my recovering from depression now,I get get upset these days and the depression is defiently gone for what I was depressed over to begin with,so im happy about that.

Thanks for being a good friend Jane :)

Warm hugs x
ladynomad915ladynomad915 on 1st October 2010 07:50 (UTC)
YES!!! (GIVES YOU A BIG HUG) Im so glad that she woke up. I hope everything will be ok for her. I know you were worried.

I'm happy for you no longer needing your meds.
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 1st October 2010 15:26 (UTC)
Thank you

Shes opeing her eyes a few times and is responsive to some things which is very good.

Yep,my depression has gone thankfully,I know I will still get bad days and they are to be expected but im over a lot of what I was depressed about,it no longer plays a part in my life thankfully,I have moved on from it.

Warm hugs x
bigj52bigj52 on 1st October 2010 09:32 (UTC)
Good news about the patient. Congrats to you for getting off the anti-depressants. Hope you continue to feel well enough to not take them.
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 1st October 2010 15:27 (UTC)
Thank you very much Judy

Its great that the wee doll is doing better and im glad about that and as for the tabs I was talking,im glad to not be taking them anymore,now I just have to take meds to treat my epilepsy.

Warm hugs x
emmakinney: QaF: BJ 203 smileemmakinney on 1st October 2010 12:08 (UTC)
I am so proud of you honey.

Tbh, I'm kind of afraid to come off my anti-depressants, I'm pretty sure I rely on them too much but I don't want to stay on them forever. I've already been on them over two years. Sigh.

Oh well, I'll hopefully, eventually, feel like I can live without them.

I'm so glad you are feeling so healthy.


And I'm so glad to hear about the little girl.

hugs x
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 1st October 2010 15:30 (UTC)
Hi Emma

I always felt I relied upon mine too,but then I just gave it a whirl to see how it would go and I surprised myself,I was taking mine for ten years,maybe that will happen for you some day,you might want to give it atry and even surprise yourself,good luck if you do.

Warm hugs x
ridiculously romanticrromantic on 1st October 2010 13:25 (UTC)
you go, girl!! :)

I'm bi-polar, so I know exactly what it's like to have depression (and then some). alas, for me it's not to be to ever fully cope without any pills, but I'm absolutely okay with that because I know how bad things get when I don't take them.

I'm SO happy for you that the depression wasn't 'permanent', just something you went through for a short period, and that all's well again. :)

Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 1st October 2010 15:33 (UTC)
Hi sweety

Yep,its a horrible thing to have de-pression and I hope you get better soon,I still have to take medication to keep siezures under cotrol so I haven't escaped them al-together (meds) im probably stuck on them for life.

Warm hugs hon x
buzziecat: 2 yellow butterfliesbuzziecat on 1st October 2010 14:35 (UTC)
Good for you, Yvonne and I hope you stay well and healthy.
I hope there will be continuing improvement for the little girl.
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on 1st October 2010 15:34 (UTC)
Thanks very much buzzie
I believe and hope that things can only get better from here on out :)
Warm hugs x