After reading a few posts, I noticed some people are taking anti-depressants along with pain medications. I know pain will affect our quality of life. I myself am in the beginning stages of spinal problems so it will get much worse NS said. Great, now I have something to look foward to, can't imagaine living with worse pain than now but I'm sure it will happen. I am still in denial this is all happening. I want to wake up and think this is all a dream. I am so healthy otherwise and always took care of myself. I was on Percocet, got off that b/c as with most people, it was short acting, slept 20 hrs a day, and couldn't function. Now I'm trying Gabapentin, just got on it yesterday so I didn't feel effects yet. I know even now, it is hard for me to do the things I am able to enjoy. I can't imagaine not being able to go to work and make a living. I truley feel for those of you out there in that position. But back to my point, is it helpful to be on anti-depressants? I am not depressed, just annoyed at this point but I was just curious. If anyone could shed light on this I would appreciate it.