A Quick Update

Hey there,

Feels like we haven’t spoken in forever. I just wanted to do a quick update on what’s going on with me.

I know this is a beauty blog but it’s also a place to share similar experiences. When I posted that I had been depressed and got so many responses from people who have been there, it really amazed me. So many people are in the same situation and feel alone, but we really aren’t. So thank you for all your kind comments, emails and support throughout the last few weeks.

Without going into too much detail, it all started with me not feeling *right* in my abdomen area about 4-5 weeks ago. Had some tests done, was put on some meds. Then I started getting anxious. Then depressed. Went back to doctor for the depression which wasn’t abating, and was put on Prozac. Two days into being on Prozac everything got 10 times worse physically for me. After only taking 4 pills my doctor pulled me off it. I’ve never been this sick in my life. Ironically mentally I feel ok, but physically, no. I’m headed back to my doctor today. I am pretty sure the Prozac just exacerbated whatever underlying health thing is going on with me, but we’ll see.

Anyway all that to say I have been on a bland diet, barely eating and generally don’t have much energy. Doing my best to just drink fluids, rest and try and get through this.

I miss you guys and miss my normal life, but hopefully things will be getting better soon.

XOXO

-Kelly

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  • September 17, 2012
    Maria

    Feel better, Kelly! I miss your posts and gorgeous swatches – but your health and well-being is absolutely priority #1. Hopefully a diagnosis is speedy so you can get the care you need to recover fully, and soon. :)

  • September 17, 2012
    Jill

    Have them do an ultrasound! If it’s on your right side, it could be your gallbladder. I was having HORRIFIC pains lasting hours with nothing to subdue it. Turns out I had gallstones and inflammation in the gallbladder. They did a laproscopic surgery to remove it, and the relief was instant. Anything greasy, fried, green, or bread would trigger an attack. I would definitely advise asking your doctor, unless they have already ruled it out.

    • September 17, 2012

      I had an ultrasound a few weeks ago and gallbladder looked fine. I was thinking it could be that also. Many tests and so far no answers :/

      • September 17, 2012
        Jill

        Do you have pain when you eat certain foods? Have they tested you for Celiac?

      • September 17, 2012
        Melissa

        Kelly – The certain foods question is a good one. I was sick as HELL. I had a sonogram which came out fine. I just kept getting sicker and sicker. After 5 years of misdiagnosis and pain that got progressively worse and more concentrated, I was given a gallbladder radionuclide scan.

        I never had gallstones – which is why the sonogram came out negative. Instead, my gallbladder was failing. It was functioning at 40%. When the gallbladder was finally removed, the walls were thickened from repeat attacks. It’s like a muscle that’s being overworked. For the first time in 5+ years, I woke up without that abdominal pain. The surgical recovery pain was better than the pain from the countless attacks and was gone within days.

        If you are getting sick and/or feeling pain after eating fatty/greasy foods, you need additional testing. While the majority of gallbladder surgery is due to stones, not everyone who’s had it removed had stones. I wouldn’t wish my nightmare on my worse enemy. But, I would wish it on the gastroenterologist who missed the symptoms for 5 horrendous years.

      • September 17, 2012

        Did they check for kidney stones? I have had repeated stones and they were excruciating. However they were hard to pinpoint at first because the pain travels sometimes. If you eat and drink less the pain gets much worse too because your tubes shrink up around the stones and cause crazy pain. The good news is that even if you do have them, change your diet a little, drink a load of water and you’re all fine again.
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  • September 17, 2012
    Jenn

    Miss you but keeping those kitties off the fridge and yourself healthy is the most important thing.

  • September 17, 2012

    Oh Kelly, I have had depression many times since my teens. Its a bitch but now I know the signs I can get help before the need for meds.

    I hope you can find out what the matter is and feel better soon

    Kelly x
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  • September 17, 2012
    Tinka

    Kelly, I hope the doctors find out whats wrong with you soon! Just take all the time you need to get better. There is nothing more important than health!! Your readers will be waiting here without any explanation! Don’t think about us/your blog! Think about you! Hope to read you soon :)

  • September 17, 2012

    get well soon kelly! you can certainly put the blog on hold- we understand 100%.
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  • September 17, 2012
    Courtney A

    I hope you figure out what it is soon and feel better!

  • September 17, 2012
    Caroline

    Sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery! Take any time off you need to, we’ll still be here whenever you return.

  • September 17, 2012

    Oh man, what an ordeal. Hope the doctors can figure out how to make you feel better. Being sick and not knowing why or how to fix it is awful. :(

    Hope you feel better soon!
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  • September 17, 2012
    Marisa

    I’ve never commented before, even though your swatches have convinced to buy lots and lots of beauty products (seriously, Urban Decay should probably build a shrine to you in their offices or something). But I do know that there is nothing more disheartening and frustrating than being sick and no one being able to tell you why. Take time to take care of yourself, your readers will be here when you get back.

    I don’t want to be too personal, or make you feel like you are not doing everything you can, or scare you, but you should consider seeing an OB/GYN if you haven’t already. My best friend went through a similar experience for months–no appetite, feeling “off”, etc. before she needed some emergency procedures to deal with ovarian cysts. The other doctors she saw never considered gynecological issues.

    I hope you get some answers soon, and I am sure all your readers are wishing you the best, whether we write or not.

  • September 17, 2012
    Melissa W

    I hope you feel better soon!! Take care of yourself!

  • September 17, 2012
    NM

    Kelly, I am hoping that your doctors are able to find whatever is wrong with you soon. As you mentioned, we all feel lonely and even though it’s a beauty blog, it’s a reminder that behind the varnish we are all human. :)

    Take your time, heal up, and we will be here wishing you a speedy recovery!

    x0x0

  • September 17, 2012
    Sophie

    I hope you get better soon and that whatever is causing you pain is discovered and fixed or goes away quickly! Take time for yourself, even tough well miss your blog post, but your health is so much more important!!
    Take care!

  • September 17, 2012

    Aww Kelly, I’m so so so sorry to hear this :( I know that anti-depressants can go very wrong, and it could take several trials and some time to find one that works for you (assuming it really is depression and not something that’s physical). I hope you’ll gradually feel better. My good thoughts go to you :)
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  • September 17, 2012
    Lorraine V

    wow, I hope they figure it out soon. I can imagine how frustrating that would be on top of feeling run down. take good care and we will be sending good thoughts your way in the meantime.

  • September 17, 2012
    Lesley

    Take care, Kelly. I hope you feel better. We’ll all be here for you now and also when you return!

  • September 17, 2012
    hilarie mclaughlin

    Dont be scared to think outside of the box on this. I just had a kidney removed last week and already feel better! A stone collapsed my ureter, none of my symptoms were normal. Keep searching! We miss you!

    • September 18, 2012
      JoElla

      Hilarie, I am a 4 year survivor of kidney cancer and part of the ‘one kidney club’. Glad you are feeling better.

      Remember to be kind to yourself and not to push it. It takes time to fully recoup from this type of surgery. A lot of healing has to happen to get back into full swing.

      Hopefully soon you will be running at 1 1/2 kidney like I am. Kidneys grow and even though I only have one, it is functioning like I have 1 and 1/2.

  • September 17, 2012
    Frances

    Get well soon.

  • September 17, 2012

    We will wait for you Kelly, your health is the number one priority. We love you! xo

  • September 17, 2012

    OMG Kelly I am so sorry! I am right there with you. I’ve been dealing with my G.I/Gyn/ Thyroid issues for over Two years now. I am getting ready to have a laparoscopic exploration in the coming weeks to check me for endometriosis. I cant tell you how many tests and cameras I’ve had done and shoved in me over the past Two years and I still have no answers. I even ended up bankrupt because of all my medical bills. I am so sorry you are having to deal with all this as well. I can totally understand how you might be feeling right now. It is enough to drive a girl crazy :(. I hope you get some answers and the right medication and a good doctor. I wish you a speedy recovery!
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  • September 17, 2012
    Icequeen81

    Im a bit off. what are the prozac for dep or the pain? I remember having other pills while dep. setraline

    My first trough was gallbladder, but u need to check when u get sick after eating what kind of food and how quick do u feel the symptoms.
    If u feel bloating u can have gastritis i had that also ( and my gallbladder was removed with my gallstones) But if u feel acid it can be an ulcer… so it can be anything. Be careful not be nearing smoker or use cigarettes if u do, avoid milk and fat tell u know what u have exactly

  • September 17, 2012

    I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m sure we all miss you and your posts! Hope you find out, once and for all, what the root cause of your health issues might be. Sending warm thoughts your way..
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  • September 17, 2012
    Amy

    Feel better soon!!! <3

  • September 17, 2012
    isabel b

    hang in there, Kelly!!

  • September 17, 2012
    freya

    oh wow sorry to hear that kelly. doesnt it seem like when we hit that certain age our bodies just seem to turn on us?! i think im now paying for all the processed crap i’ve eaten over the years:(. im currently debating allergy diets to figure out if certain foods are doing me in, as my friend did this and eliminated her early onset arthritis(wheat and pepper were the culprits). i hope you figure this out soon. –f
    p.s. ginger tea has been something i’ve added to help digestion.

  • September 17, 2012

    I’m hoping your doctors find out what it is quickly so they can get you on the right treatment plan. I know it’s not always quick, or easy though. My thoughts are with you.
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  • September 17, 2012

    Hope you feel better soon Kelly! <3

    It sounds like it might be some sort of inflamation maybe? Before I got my gallblader removed one of the gallstones travelled to my pancreas and caused an infection, which was pretty paintful. Anyway, whatever it is I hope they find it as soon as possible!

  • September 17, 2012

    Kelly,
    I hope you feel better and get all this figured out. Keep us updated, we all care about you.

  • September 17, 2012
    Anna

    Oh Kelly! Feel better! I don’t think SSRI’s are always the answer, just make sure you find a doctor you trust and who you work well with. I’ve had similar experiences and you will come out the other side of this a stronger person. Hang in there!! *Hugs*

  • September 17, 2012

    I hope you feel better soon. It may take time. I’ve experienced a similar stomach pain. It was the first time I covered fashion week and on top of that I was having some personal issues. The nerves got the best of me. I was doubled over in pain and felt like someone was stabbing me repeatedly in the gut. It was absolutely terrible. It’s so strange how our body manifests ways to tell us stuff. I only hope you can find your answer.

  • September 17, 2012

    Get better soon! We love your blog but we want you to get better first and foremost.
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  • September 17, 2012
    Sandra

    Hope you get better soon, Kelly, and find out the root cause of the problem asap. Love your blog.

  • September 17, 2012

    Oh Kelly! I hope you get up and feeling better soon! I do miss you and your blog posts, but your health is so much more valuable, so stay in bed as long as you need plus some! ;)
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  • September 17, 2012

    I am sending good thoughts your way and hope you get to the bottom of the issue just as soon as you can! Do keep us updated, I know we all feel like you are a good friend even though so few of us really *know* you in real life :).

  • September 17, 2012

    Keep taking care of yourself, Kelly, and we’ll keep your blog nice and warm for you. Many good thoughts headed your way!
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  • September 17, 2012

    I’m so sorry you’ve been having such a hard time.

    Can I ask what you’ve been tested for thus far? Have you been tested for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis?

  • September 17, 2012

    I have a lot of anxiety with mild depression. I’ve been taking Lexapro for about 5 years and it helps me a lot. A couple months ago, the generic version became available so I tried it. It’s been downhill from there, so I went to my doc and I’ll be going back to name brand Lexapro.

    I’m commenting because of the stomach issue. With my anxiety I kept getting a bit of upset stomach. I believe it’s an overproduction of stomach acid. I ate a bland diet and used acid-reducing over the counter products, like Zantac and Rolaids. As my anxiety lessens, my stomach issues also lessen. I don’t know if your stomach issues are anxiety-related, but I thought I’d mention it based on my personal experiences.

    Feel better soon!

  • September 17, 2012

    Oh please don’t worry about us. You must always take care of yourself first. I am sorry all of this is happening to you. Sounds like it’s time for the doc to do a complete overhaul on you and really find out what is wrong. Maybe a body scan is in order or at the very least an abdominal scan.

    Stress does eat you from the inside out. I encourage you to find ways to release your stress. Take time off from the blog and all of the other things everyone tells you that you “have’ to do. Sometimes the weight of just worrying can’t make your sickness so much worse, no matter what it is. It brings your immunities down, makes it hard to sleep, upsets your whole digestive system, etc.

    Hopefully you can get some good solid advice, coupled with some relaxing time with your family to resolve this. Hope you get well soon. We miss you but we all want you healthy so please do what you need to.
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  • September 17, 2012
    Sarah

    :/ please feel better soon.

  • September 17, 2012
    lunableu

    Hope they’re able to give you a proper diagnosis and you’re feeling better in no time!

  • September 17, 2012

    Hope you are feeling better soon!
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  • September 17, 2012
    ringthing

    Missing you and the cats but mainly just want to send you a hug. So sorry you are having to go through this and I hope you are feeling better very soon, Kelly. xxx

  • September 17, 2012
    AndreaC

    Hi Kelly! I’m also here sending you my good vibes. I agree 100% with what Christy said, take good care of yourself & don’t worry about the blog. We all want you to feel well soon. You should investigate what is making you sick. We will be here. Xoxo

  • September 17, 2012
    KD

    I hope your doctors have checked you for heart trouble. Heart attacks can manifest in women as mild-to-severe nausea, fatigue, and anxiety.

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/her-guide-to-a-heart-attack

    Don’t want to worry you, but better safe than sorry, right? hope your health improves. :)

  • September 17, 2012

    Hang in there and just know that there are a ton of us out here sending good thoughts your way. <3
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  • September 17, 2012
    Denise Roman

    Typical, instead of finding the underlying cause for your stomach problems, they give you pills, which in turn makes you sicker, so you get…more pills!! Hope you can find out what is wrong, either another doctor or on your own; just hang in there :)

  • September 17, 2012

    I hope you feel better and regain your health/strength! :)

  • September 17, 2012

    I had to try quite a few different depression meds before they found one that worked. I think the pain is causing your depression so I would focus on getting that fixed. I have fibromyalgia and am always in pain so I know how you feel. I hope you start feeling better soon!
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  • September 17, 2012

    Feel better!! :)
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  • September 17, 2012
    Celia Rodriguez

    I am thinking of you and praying. Big hugs!!

  • September 17, 2012
    Laken

    What about thyroid testing? I don’t know what all your symptoms are but I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 2 months ago, I have a lot of abdominal pain/swelling. I haven’t been to the endocrinologist yet to see if it’s affects of the thyroid but maybe it’s worth looking into.. Get better soon!! :-)

  • September 17, 2012
    Valerie

    Hang in there, the road your on is a hard one but you can survive it. Just take it one day at a time, thats what I did. Miss you.

  • September 17, 2012

    Many hugs for you. I hope you get well soon.
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  • September 17, 2012

    Much love to you and I hope that you find relief soon!

    I have a lot of health issues (two kidney transplants). I went back to work and now I simply don’t have enough energy to update my blog as I’d like. I am still trying to work it all out/find more energy for the things I want to do in life. <3
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  • September 17, 2012

    Hope you feel better soon! Sending positive thoughts your way!
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  • September 17, 2012

    Kelly, I’m so sorry that this is happening to you. I hope that you’ll recover and feel like yourself again. Just know that so many of us are sending positive thoughts your way for a quick recovery. *Hug*

    Thank you for sharing something so personal with us.
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  • September 17, 2012

    Hi Kelly, You will be alright! They will find out what’s wrong and you will get through it, I know it! My sister has had stomach problems for the last 3 months. They found out what it was and shes on the mend. The good thing is you went to the Dr. I will be thinking about you and will be sending good thoughts your way.
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  • September 17, 2012
    lov2read68

    I understand how frustrating it is to have something wrong but not be able to get a diagnosis figured out. Hang in there! Thinking of you & hope you feel more like yourself soon!

  • September 17, 2012

    Oh Kelly! I don’t know what’s going on, but I hope you find out soon. I hope you feel better, and know we are all here sending our best to you. Sending you long distance hugs, blankets, and hot cocoa.
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  • September 17, 2012
    AG

    I’m so sorry to hear about your tough times, Kelly. Health problems suck, as does depression. I hope you find a way to ease or cure your ailments soon <3

  • September 17, 2012

    Hope you feel better soon! Sending good thoughts.
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  • September 17, 2012
    Lisa

    Getting better is your number one priority. Sending lots of good wishes to you!

  • September 17, 2012
    Monica

    We all miss you Kelly! I hope you feel better and find out what’s wrong. There’s nothing worse than not knowing what’s wrong with your body and not be able to fix it. Hang in there and take all the time you need. Sending lots of hugs your way..

  • September 17, 2012
    Liz

    I’m so sorry Kelly. :( I hope you feel better soon and the doctor(s) figure out what’s going on ASAP. Sending good thoughts your way.

  • September 17, 2012

    I have had a lot of medical uncertainty this year, myself, and mine has tipped me into anxiety and panic attacks rather than depression, but there’s nothing worse than being scared about your health and not knowing what to do about it, or even not knowing whether it’s serious or nothing to worry about. My very best to you – I hope it’s easily treatable and very minor. Good luck with the depression as well – getting help can often be the most difficult step so it’s very good that you’re seeking out what you can do.

    Hoping that you feel better soon!
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  • September 17, 2012
    samantha martinez

    I really wish that you feel better. I’ll be sending prayers your way.

  • September 17, 2012
    Shiloh

    No one could possibly know exactly what you are going through. All I can say, is that I really hope that you find what is ailing you. I do know what it’s like to be in pain and to have your body “betray” you. My prayers and thoughts are with you!

    :)

  • September 18, 2012

    Take ur time and get better, Kelly! We’ll be right here waiting for you! >:D< But the important thing right now is to find out what's wrong and make it better!
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  • September 18, 2012

    i am so sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well. it is very frustrating when you go to the doctor and they can’t figure out what’s wrong with you. but stick it out and they’ll get to the bottom of it. hang in there!
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  • September 18, 2012
    Graziella Camilleri

    get well soon sweetheart :3
    <3
    xxx

  • September 18, 2012
    Mnemo

    Just take all the time you need, we will be waiting here for you! Hope you find out what’s been hurting you soon. Get well! X

  • September 18, 2012
    Pam

    I hope you feel better soon. I have had issues with my belly and they thought I had an ulcer but I have a hiatal hernia. I know what it’s like to have anxiety and depression. It’s no fun. I will keep you in my prayers and hopefully they find out whats going on.

  • September 18, 2012
    Bunny

    I’m a 27 year old with multiple injuries and chronic pain (this has been going on for several years), so I know how it feels to be depressed :( In a way I feel like the past few years of my life have been stolen from me. But on the upside I turned to the internet and found a way to connect with people over my love for reading and video games :) Not knowing what’s wrong is the worst. Even if it’s bad news, it helps to KNOW what’s going on. I also know what it’s like to navigate through the health care system and have doctors tell you they don’t know what’s wrong. Hopefully they figure it out, but if not, find another doctor! There are a few competent ones and many more incompetent ones out there.

  • September 18, 2012

    I do hope you find the answers that you are looking for. Let your body rest and heal. Keep a food journal, it could be as simple as an allergy. Try to eat lots of veggies! Even if you hate them. Force them. They will give you energy and all the vitamins that your body needs. Juicing is a great way to get them all in. Good luck!
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  • September 18, 2012

    I hope you feel more yourself soon and find the root of what is ailing you. My thoughts are with you.
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  • September 18, 2012

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, mama. Get well soon!
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  • September 18, 2012
    Melodee

    Things will balance out for you Kelly keep your chin up! We’ll be here when you feel better!

  • September 18, 2012
    Stacey

    Get well soon Kelly! Be positive and have faith that things will turn for the better soon! Lots of love and prayers

  • September 18, 2012
    JoElla

    Kelly, I hope they find answers soon. Nothing worse in the world than not feeling well and not knowing what the cause is.

    I had the same reaction to Paxil. I had hormone induced panic attacks after I had my daughter, and well.. the panic attacks were easier to deal with than how Paxil made me feel.

    I had a very long talk with my doctor about the side effects from Paxil, and they switched me to another type of anti d. I took Effexor with zero side effects and also at another time, took cymbalta with out any side effects. Sadly sometimes you have to try a few meds before finding one that works well for you.

    Sending you lots and lots of good health mojo hon, and know that we are all sending you hugs and love.

  • September 18, 2012

    So sorry to hear that Kelly. It’s very frustrating when docs don’t know whats wrong. Take care of yourself and get better soon. You’re in my thoughts and prayers
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  • September 18, 2012
    Priscilla

    So sorry for you, Kelly, but I truly believe you´ll get better soon. You´re in my prayers too. Take care of yourself :)

  • September 18, 2012
    Neha Gupta

    Oh this is so sad. I am new to your site and always thought that your life is the best as compared to any other’s life. But I think every person has some or the other tension. I hope you get well soon because health seriously is a major issue.

    You take care of yourself <3

  • September 18, 2012
    Poppi

    I am so sorry to hear about your health not being the best lately. However, it seems that you and your doctor are on the way to get things better. I hope you go back to being your awesome self soon :)

  • September 18, 2012

    feel better! don’t worry about us :) take care of yourself first! xoxo

  • September 18, 2012

    Get well soon, Kelly. <3

  • September 18, 2012
    beachgal

    Thanks for sharing this Kelly. I have been on some anti-depressants that sent me up the wall. Some docs looked at me like I was nuts when I told them I felt 40 times worse and with all new symptoms after only taking 2 or 3 pills saying no one feels anything for 7-14 days. Other docs were more understanding. Many folks are sensitive to some meds and not others. Will be praying you get good answers to what has affected you ASAP.

  • September 18, 2012
    Tara

    Aw Kelly, being ill sucks. I hope you feel better soon. Take care if yourself. xo

  • September 18, 2012

    I hope you feel better soon <3

  • September 18, 2012

    I miss you too. Here’s to believing that better health is just around the corner for you.
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  • September 18, 2012
    Alexandra

    Get well as soon as possible!

  • September 18, 2012
    Angela

    Hope all gets sorted out for you quickly and you get to feeling better soon.

  • September 18, 2012
    Victoria S Andrews

    Don’t think it is gallbladder. Went through a similar episode about 10 years ago. Went through lots of tests, upper gi, cat scan, ultrasound of abdomen, and they found nothing except cysts on overys and they didnt think that was it. I got weaker and weaker, with bloating and just not feeling right. It was the ovarian cysts! I had gotten to where I couldn’t really eat as food make me feel worse and even water was a problem. Please check with your ob/gyn. Also drink as much as you can as getting dehydrated makes everything worse. Believe me, I know! Take care of yourself and know that it will get better. Time sometimes is needed to figure things out. Good luck!

    • September 19, 2012
      Abi

      Nosy med student butting in – warmest wished for a speedy recovery. I agree about seeing your Gyn if you haven’t already, but I imagine you’ve already had a number of tests. I don’t really know where in your abdomen the pain is, or what your symptoms are, but abdominal pain can come from any of a number of organs. Stomach, ovaries, gallbladder and bowel are the usual suspects, but keep talking to your doctor, and I would love to hear more about what’s been going on. Feel better soon!

  • September 18, 2012
    Mary

    Hi Kelly!

    I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I suffer from chronic major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and have for a very long time. So I know how hard it is.

    I was on Prozac also, and had a bad experience myself. I’ve tried lots of other drugs, but I am currently on Effexor XR. It has been life-changing. It’s a SSNRI (selective seratonin and norephinephrine reuptake inhibitor) as opposed to a SSRI like Prozac. So it helps much more with anxiety AND depression, as opposed to just depression. Maybe speak to your doctor about getting on something similar to that?

    Anyway, I hope things start looking up soon! I love your blog, by the way :).

    – Mary

  • September 18, 2012

    I hope you feel so much better soon and the doctors can find out what’s ailing you x x x
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  • September 18, 2012

    Oh Kelly sweetheart *tender hugs*

    For the nausea, see if they can put you on zofran (I can’t take any of the others). It really does help.

    There is a stomach bug going around too (my whole family had it, my son is *still* sick) so be careful. I still feel horrible, on top of everything else.

    I have played “antidepressent roulette” before and it is hell. I am so sorry you are experiencing all the nasty side effects. Prozac turned me into a zombie (thankfully not the flesh-eating kind).

    You are never alone. I know I’m only one of your readers but if you ever need an ear, I’m here for you.

    You will be in my thoughts and in my heart. I hope you are feeling better everwhere very soon (and not just cuz I miss you blogging).

    Love you xoxo
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  • September 18, 2012
    Rachell

    That really sucks Kelly. I wish you the best.

  • September 18, 2012
    Wendy A.

    Feel Better Soon, we miss you and hope for your speedy recovery.
    Hugs

  • September 18, 2012
    Ashley

    Hoping you and the doctors are able to figure out what’s wrong so that you can get back to feeling normal. In the mean time, take care of yourself. We’ll be here waiting for you and sending you well wishes in the meantime!

  • September 18, 2012
    Jennifer

    So sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. Hopefully it isn’t anything too serious and that they can figure out what it is!

    I haven’t had very good experiences with antidepressants. I still get depressed every once in a while (especially now, i recently graduated and am having trouble finding a job). But these days I just try and deal with it on my own. With antidepressants, I often felt numb. The depression was lessened but I felt that all other emotions were lessened too. That just wasn’t what I wanted. There are certain drugs that you can take as needed, if that sounds like a better route for you! I think I used to take Lorazepam. It definitely mellows you out (kind of like valium) when you are having anxiety attacks.

    I would definitely stop the prozac right away if you think it’s exacerbating your abdominal issues. I’m curious as to why that would happen!

  • September 18, 2012

    Yeah being sick sucks; being sick from medication sucks even wayyyyy more b/c it’s supposed to help, not make things worse. Alot of anti-depressants and the like can cause many undesirable side effects, including dizziness, nausea, etc – but I’m sure you already knew that. Paxil, Buspar, Prozac are notorious for being way harsh on those effects. I’m on meds for my ADD and also take Wellbutrin for anti-depressant. What sucks for me is that I’ve been on these meds for a long time and steadily the side effects have started to surface to the point of having to switch to another ADD med. It was getting so bad that I was feeling so sick to my stomach constantly – it interfered with everything and it was reallllllllllyyyyyyyy starting to piss me off – that and the dizziness and headaches UGH…. Hang in there – make sure you have a doctor that REALLY cares and takes their time with you!

  • September 18, 2012
    Natalie

    Bwaaa, I’m sorry you’ve been feeling so ick! I’m lucky enough to have had all my meds work out for me, so the worst I’ve had is some tweaking here and there with dosages. Hope you find something that works for you all around! In the meantime, happy wishes going your way :)

  • September 18, 2012
    Harmony

    I hope you feel better soon!

  • September 18, 2012

    That is so tough, I’m so sorry. I imagine that’s got to be beyond frustrating and also scary. Thank you for opening up about it. I think you’re so right – people are NOT alone, no matter how much it feels that way, and it takes so much strength to share this. Even though it may not feel like it sometimes, it WILL get better. Wishing you some good news soon
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  • September 19, 2012

    Kelly,

    Take the time you need to get better. Love and hugs to you!

  • September 19, 2012
    Yajaira Betancourt

    Girl I hope you feel better soon!! Just know all your readers are with you and we ALL hope the best for you. Your blog is fantastic!!

  • September 19, 2012
    Marianthi

    There is so much love on this blog!
    I hope you feel better and get back to your life.
    In the meantime my thoughts are with you. Get well soon.

  • September 19, 2012

    Hope you feel better soon!! Could it be ovarian cysts? The symptoms sound similiar to someone I know who eventually found out it was cysts on her ovary after many tests. Hope it gets better soon xxx
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  • September 19, 2012
    Kenora S

    Oh Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been feeling so terrible. I won’t suggest anything to check on, as I’m sure you and your doctor are communicating about the possibilities. I will say that I’ve had abdominal issues starting almost 2 years ago, and in February this year I had some surgery to remove uterine polyps and fibroids (I have ovarian cysts too, but they wax and wane on their own).

    If you’d like to bounce things off someone who’s been through something similar, feel free to contact me anytime. I hope you feel better really soon!

    Kenora

  • September 19, 2012
    Bonnie

    Dear Kelly: I really hope the doctors figure out what’s behind your symptoms. My heart goes out to you. Don’t worry about us (your fans); we’ll be here waiting for your successful recovery.

  • September 19, 2012

    Kelly – I hope you feel better soon! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
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  • September 19, 2012

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for sharing this with us, I really hope that you feel better soon! Heath related issues are so scary, I hope that your doctors can figure out what the problem is so you can feel normal again. Take as long as you need, we’ll all be here and waiting when you return! xx
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  • September 19, 2012
    chanel

    I hope you figure out what is causing you pain. Not feeling well and not knowing the reason is the worst. I will be sending positive thoughts your way. Feel better soon.

  • September 20, 2012
    Christina

    I had the same problems two winters ago – I developed HORRIBLE stomach pains. I had many tests done, as well as a CAT scan and an ultrasound, and they couldn’t find anything wrong. It was so bad at one point, I ended up in the ER. I thought it was my appendix, because the pain was always in that area. Finally, I realized the pain was caused by depression, between my great-uncle passing away (we were very close), living in a terrible apartment building, and the stress from buying a house and planning a wedding at the same time. I didn’t go on any medications, but I had to eat a very bland diet and basically stayed on the couch for months. I literally got two or three hours of sleep at night because the pain was so bad. Once things started calming down and I was doing other things to get my mind off the pain, things subsided.
    I hope everything works out for you and you feel better soon!

  • September 20, 2012

    I really hope you feel better soon. I know that we don’t know each other in person, but with all of the blogs I follow, I feel like I connect with people and the way they post, their opinions. I really hope your healthy! I’ve been depressed before and it’s such a dark hold of suck, I know you’ll come out the other side though :)
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  • September 20, 2012

    Hi Kelly I hope your doctors can figure out what’s wrong soon (perhaps a gyn visit could be helpful, too, if lower abdomen hurts).
    I’m sending good vibes, hope you feel better in a short time!
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  • September 20, 2012
    kendo

    Think of us as your support group! We’re here to help in any way we can. I’ve been in your position many times, and it was so much harder before I understood what was happening to me. I felt so desperate and alone, like I was going out of my mind. I got so anxious that I made myself sick to my stomach for weeks. Luckily, I found a medication that works well for me. You may need to try a few, but when something finally sets you right, you will have your life back and be able to cope with things again. Best of luck to you!

  • September 20, 2012
    Amanda S.

    Good vibes and prayers being sent your way! Good luck with everything. I hope it all gets sorted out soon so that you can find relief.

  • September 20, 2012
    Liz

    Feel better soon! Sending positive vibes your way!