Psycho-Babble Faith Thread 509933

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Another prayer request

Posted by Spector on June 9, 2005, at 1:19:54

Hello. A couple of months ago I asked for prayers from any and all here and received some beautiful ones which I still read. I am here again asking again. My situation has become even more excruciating. I am barely managing minute to minute and spend much of my time begging to be taken off this earth. I spend more time beging to be allowed to return to life, the point is just that the pain and terror have increased which naturally brings more fantasies of death. (Have never attempted or even planned, though.)

The description of my situation is still accurate so I will more or less copy it from my last request:

I am in the 30th month (now 32nd) of a severe depression with crippling anxiety. It has virtually incapacitated me and forced me to leave my home, my dear husband and my life as a painter to move back into my mother's home for full time care.

This depression was triggered by being prescribed a stimulant by a psychiatrist who believed I had mild symptoms of ADD. The drug immediately triggered a relapse into manic depression that had been in complete remmission for almost 14 years. The hypomania lasted five months despite discontinuing the drug -- Adderall -- and was quickly followed in Nov. 2002 by the unspeakable depression that I am still in today.

I cannot list every treatment we have tried. But there have been many many drugs plus other conventional treatments (ECT, CBT), as well as a large number of alternative treatments which I did very intensely.

Nothing has helped. And some treatments and some people have hurt. Badly.

I am now relying on time, Nature, God and prayer. I want to live SO badly. I want to return to my home and my husband and my painting more than anything ever ever ever. But the continued wait and ever increasing terror are nearly destroying me. I ask for release from this torture very soon. And I would like to ask anyone out there who can to help pray for that with me. My first name is Nomi. Thank you. Thank you.

Nomi

 

Re: Another prayer request Spector

Posted by Dena on June 9, 2005, at 16:27:50

In reply to Another prayer request, posted by Spector on June 9, 2005, at 1:19:54

Nomi -

Five years ago, I was set free from a 21-year struggle with severe bulimia (hospitalized 5 times, etc.. too much to go into). Everyone had given up on me... I nearly ended up like Terri Schiavo.

I found a prayer ministry that was unlike the myriad of thing I tried (everything else under the sun). I offer it to you for your consideration. Pray first - then check it out: www.theophostic.com

You can click on "Introductory Package" (link is on the right) and request the free book, "Healing Life's Deepest Hurts", which explains a lot of what it's about. No one contacts you, period. Even the shipping is free, so there's no risk to you for checking it out.

If you're interested, you can read my testimony at: www.kclehman.com Click on "Testimonies and Case Studies" and scroll down to the third one, "Freedom From Bulimia".

If you want to find someone in your area who's trained in this ministry (some do it for free, others are licensed professionals who work with insurance), go to: www.tpassociates.com Click on "Public Directory" on the left, and fill in your information. Again, no one contacts you.

If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer, if I can.

I wish you freedom from the lies that ensnare your heart...

Shalom, Dena

 

Re: Another prayer request

Posted by Spector on June 9, 2005, at 22:40:10

In reply to Re: Another prayer request Spector, posted by Dena on June 9, 2005, at 16:27:50

Dena,

I am possibly interested. But, Dena, what about an illness that does not come from a deep hurt or an emotional trauma? What about an illness like manic depression that at least in some cases seems to come from a biochemical imbalance?

Nomi

 

Re: Another prayer request Spector

Posted by Dena on June 10, 2005, at 9:57:21

In reply to Re: Another prayer request, posted by Spector on June 9, 2005, at 22:40:10

I understand...

I was depressed from a very early age... even as a toddler my mother said I was "mopey". So, it would seem that I was "born with" a chemical imbalance.

However, many people have discovered that early trauma (even benign neglect, but certainly more abusive things) can CAUSE a chemical imbalance in the brain...

... we've very much integrated beings... the physical impacts the emotional, which impacts the spiritual which impacts the physical, etc. Full circle and interconnectedly...

So - when the early trauma is dealt with (& if you don't remember anything, it's ok... God does, and can show you through this ministry, even if you have no experience with "hearing God"), the the brain seeks to balance itself out... it's amazing but true.

I was on about 10 different antidepressants for over 12 years. And I'm glad I used them, as, at the time, I was definitely needing such a "crutch" to enable me to function. But, once I was healed of the early traumas (& the lies that I believed as a result of them), my brain chemistry corrected itself, and I discovered that I no longer needed the "crutch"... And so, with the advice and oversight of my doctor, I slowly got weaned off of the antidepressant I was on, and suffered no withdrawal symptoms (DO NOT stop antidepressants on your own!!! ALWAYS seek the assistance of a professional physician/psychiatrist!).

Now, other people could possible be "born with" a chemical imbalance, just as we can be born with any number of abnormalities (physical and otherwise)... and perhaps those people need medication for a lifetime, as a diabetic would, and praise God that we live in a time where we CAN avail ourselvs of those medical interventions!

However, for me, it was worth it to discover what was at the root of my own depression/chemical imbalance... and, for me, it was a mess of lies I believed, as a result of being raised by well-meaning, but inexperienced parents, who just didn't know HOW to love me unconditionally, or to accept me completely...and thus, I was wounded, VERY early.

Each person is unique, but if you feel led to check out whether this ministry may offer you hope and healing, then do so, prayerfully.

Many, many people have found profound life changes, and a deepening connection with God. I pray that you may be one of them. May He lead you.

 

Re: Another prayer request

Posted by Spriggy on June 10, 2005, at 15:08:59

In reply to Re: Another prayer request Spector, posted by Dena on June 10, 2005, at 9:57:21

Nomi,

I am praying right now..

" Heavenly Father, I pray right now for Nomi and ask that you would grant Nomi with peace, strength, and that you would please deliver him/her soon from this torment they are enduring. We call on you and ask you to do this quickly, relieve this pain and bring completely comfort and restoration to their mind and body. We pray you would work a mighty miracle and that they would know you have listened to their prayers and heard their cries. We know you are faithful and able to do anything we ask so we ask it Lord. Thank you for hearing us and loving us. Amen."

 

Re: Another prayer request

Posted by Spector on June 10, 2005, at 19:42:30

In reply to Re: Another prayer request, posted by Spriggy on June 10, 2005, at 15:08:59

Thank you, Squiggy. Thank you so much.

Nomi (I am a she)

 

Re: Another prayer request -oops

Posted by Spector on June 10, 2005, at 19:44:58

In reply to Re: Another prayer request, posted by Spector on June 10, 2005, at 19:42:30

Oops, I messed up your same. Sorry, Spriggy.

Nomi


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