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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Call me Depressed

Okay so I have LOST IT!!! The Dr called my cell phone yesterday at 4:15pm and left a message saying that Tatum needed to go for a Ultra Sound this am at 8:30. I need to call and preregister her at the office before 5pm. I did not get that message until 7:45 this am ... as I was pulling into day care. Now I am a mess because of day care, 2 houses, a baby on the way and now my child my baby who I sent off to day care had to go into the dr for a US. I LOST IT! I started balling. I called Andy he was like "honey breath, it will be okay." I took her to Day Care to "keep the schedule" and called the Dr on my way to work. NOTE: it took me a good 30 minutes to calm down after dropping her off. I HAVE NO IDEA why I am so upset that she is there - NONE!!! I know this is good for her, I know it first hand, I saw it in more than 80% of the kids I taught ... she needs it! I know - so my head knows that why doesn't my heart? So I FINALLY called my Dr and told them I am a mess ... I could barely talk, so now they have prescribed me Lexapro. I have SO many questions about it, I asked for an appointment. I want to know if it is something I can take ONLY when I need it - you know like Zanix - or if I HAVE to take it daily. I don't need it daily, or maybe I do ... I dunno Help! Anyone have any advise or suggestions?

7 comments:

JayJenny said...

It sounds like you were having a anxiety attack, but no wonder! You've got a lot on your plate so there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for a little help. Being there myself, I understand. I'm not familiar with Lexapro, probably best to talk with your doctor. I just wanted to throw out a friendly hug of support...

Chris said...

((((HUGS))))) I'm two steps from a nervous breakdown myself this week. Hang in there. Why is Tatum having the ultrasound? Did I miss something? I hope she's ok.
I don't know any advice on the lexapro but you're right to just make an appt for a consult and get the facts. That way you can make an educated decision whether or not you WANT to take it and if you think you need it. My guess is it's a maintenance med and you would be on it for a bit. Not like popping a xanax before a flight or something. Good luck...let us know how everyone is doing!

The Kept Woman said...

Man, sister...I wish we lived closer, we could totally vent adn hang for a bit.

I don't know about other drugs and I'm not sure if you're emcompassing depression & anxiety but I'm on Wellbutrin which is a Class B (safe for pregnancy) but is primaily for depression and definitely a daily thing. The girls ahead of me offer wise info...talk to your doctor...I did check out the Lexapro site and they do recommend taking it daily (to even you out...) but talk to your doc for sure.

kimmyk said...

an ultra sound? errr...whatever is going on-i hope it's nothing serious and lil miss tatum is okay.

as far as you go-you're an expectant mother-you're going to be an emotional wreck for months...and i'm sorry, but that's life. it sucks. i dont think you can have xanax, but i do know you can have wine. lol.

keep your chin up honey....you'll get through it.

Stephanie said...

Kim - I have been on lexapro FOREVER...including pregnancy...it's a necessity for me - like insulin is for diabetics. Just a fact of life for me. You do need to take it everyday. You must keep it in your system to work...you can't just take it when you need it. Please e-mail me with any questions!!!!!

angela said...

So sorry to hear that you are in a tough spot right now. Trust me I have been there. Is the ultrasound routine or is there a problem. Sending you ((((Sanity Hugs)))) ;)!!!

Tara said...

Hang in there. I hope it all gets better soon. I hope Tatum is okay too.