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Losin My Mojo

sassy411ssassy411 Posts: 199
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in Depression and Coping
My job requires creativity & some humor--I'm finding it difficult to tap into that part of me right now.

I'm gimping thru the days, no longer eager to get out of bed to get to work on today's project.

I've got my spine problems, now I've got tendonitis/carpal type injuries wearing on me along with a bad knee acting up.

There's not much left over for the creativity I need.

Is it depression, the percocet or just the pain itself?

How do I get my mojo back?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    Dealing with pain for a long period of time, 6 months or more and even longer can have many negative side effects on your life.

    Some medications can play a role in slowing down some of the normal creative juices that one might have.

    But in terms of get your 'MoJo' back, the only one who can do that is you!

    Just start reading some more of the threads in this section as well as many more.

    A positive outlook and attitude is something that no one can give you, only you can provide that.

    If you take a negative outlook on your situation, then things can easily start to slide downhill.

    But if you take a positive approach , you will find just how much better things can be emotionally.

    So, in order to get your Mojo back, you have to get up and get it.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Translated...rust.
    well in one language its rust,
    In that case the mojo is still all there, just under the surface no? all ya got to do is polish it up and it will shine through I think
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  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    Don't make it sounds just that easy ... and I think we forgot the .... have you discussed this with your doctor yet? Have you considered couseling? How long have you been on this strength and frequency of Oxy?, and have there been any other significant changes in your physical or situation lately that could be contributing factors.

    I sold my dual cyclo when I stopped polishing Airstreams for fun and $ - Rust never sleeps

    Things to consider as are the above positive afirmations.

    Be well,

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  • Have you had your hormone levels checked?? Pain meds wipe out our hormones and that can contribute to your sluggish feeling.

    Talk to your Doctor about this and ask hem to please check your hormone level's. Hormone therapy can and does help. It may perk you up enough to get the creative juices flowing again.

    Best of luck to you.

    Cheers :H
    Patsy W
  • I had a ton of bloodwork done a few weeks ago & everything came back normal. I wondered about hormones too, they really can wreck us.

    I think a lot of my energy is just being sapped by the pain right now & not leaving enough left over for more creativity.

    I've had hip, back, neck & radiating pain for decades & managed to sort of adapt to it. It really spiked right before the holidays, tho & got me motivated to get propertly dx'd & treated.

    Once I'm done w/PT, my GP can refer me to a spine doc.
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