Paula Healey wrote:
> How long were you taking the drug before you felt better? do you still take
> pain relievers? Didn't you find yourself getting cranky with the kids on
> your bad days? I feel so bad sometimes... It's not their fault. It's just
> so hard to be cheery when you feel like you could fall down at any moment...
> Pain killers are no good at work either. I really resist taking them unless
> absolutely necessary because I feel like I need to be totally "on". Do you
> feel the same way? Especially with your kids, it must be very difficult.
> I'll let you know how it goes.
> Thanks- Paula
> alanbaleyko said at “Re: Antidepressants”.
> [02/21/2000 16:48]
> > Hi again Paula, I too am a teacher (autistic middle school students) .
> > The drug
> > I am on is Paxil and it has not slowed me down at all. In fact, because
> > I am in
> > less pain now, I am able to keep up during the day and still have energy
> > for my
> > family when I get home! Jessica
> > paula wrote:
> > > Karen,
> > > Thanks for getting back to me. The Anti-depressant she prescribed is
> > > Pamelor. It says right on the CVS pamphlet that it is sometimes used to
> > > block nerve pain. You said you felt like your brain was "mummified in a
> > > cotten ball"- this is exactly why I haven't started taking it yet. I
> > > got the prescripton Friday, but I'm too afraid to start taking it.
> > > I am a first grade teacher- I can't be a walking zombie!
> > > I don't know what to do...
> > > Paula
> > >
> > > At Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Karen Kaplan wrote:
> > > >
> > > >Paula:
> > > >Which anti-depressant?
> > > >Not a doctor, but never heard of an antidepressant to block nerve pain.
> > > >Once, when I was being harrassed by both a subordinate AND my boss, my
> > > >doctor suggested I take 2 Prozacs a day to "mute the emotions". It
> > did, but
> > > >I felt like my brain was mummified in a cotton ball, so I took up
> > boxing
> > > >instead - to release the "emotions" physically..
> > > >If you are not depressed, I just don't see why you should change your
> > brain
> > > >chemistry, too.
> > > >It's not like this is an exact science.
> > > >Karen
> > > >
>> > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: paula <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > >To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <email@example.com>
> > > >Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 12:28 PM
> > > >Subject: Antidepressants
> > > >
> > > >> My pain dr. wants me to start taking an antidepressant to block
> > nerve
> > > >> pain (along with the million other things I take). Has anyone tried
> > > >> this? Has it worked at all?
> > > >>
> > >