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elviseelvis Posts: 79
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Depression and Coping
hiya i have been coming here for pver 2 years and 7 months bow my husband as ddd of the spine and all so has panic attacks also he suffers with depression every day he is in so much pain and when he goes to bed the next morring hes back is stiff and pain is quict bad he also miss the sport the he used to do and that depress him a lot we have know got a caravan for us to go there when we want but some time the pain is that bad we cant go also some time the panic attacks stop us we have tryed every thing doc cant do no more as he is now on three lots of tablets i cant d much my self as i also suffer with a few problems i have osteoarthritc in all my joints and cant walk very much i all so have depression as well some time i think do we go on or end it with all the pain we both have and then i think that there is more people out there that are in more pain then us i just need to see if anyone out there that can help us


  • Sounds like you are dealing with alot between yours and your husbands health problems. This is a great place to come to let it all out. We all understand the ups and downs of chronic pain. I believe that talking to others about it is of great help.
    My husband and I both deal with back problems and upcoming surgeries and things can be tough.Does your husband have a spine specialist looking after him?Have you talked to a doctor about your depression as well as your husbands? Please talk to someone, it can help.
    We are all here for you!

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
  • please never give up. me my self the last 2 weeks have been the hardest days for me mentally, the last 2 days i feel almost reborn. not physicality it has been way worse. some of the things that have picked me up i can not believe how simple,are from people i know are way in pain and have been way down the dark hole and probably dont even now how much they have helped me even with a few words at a chants meting no longer than 60 seconds .and i know they had though about giving up years before. and i am all but positive with out them i would be way farther down the deep dark hole than i had gone,very scary place. for me if i could help just 1 person it would be worth all the cra## of the last 2 years and the meany more that are ahead . and now i hurt way worse and i feel way better dont make sense. and i before really did not like people. you just dont no what the big plan is and your part of the puzzle. if your not there down the road someone may fall down the hole and not make it out. so keep on keepin on. even some of the simplest post on hear may keep some one from goin down the dark road.
  • just a quick up date we both went back on our tablets and things are looking up again still in quite a lot of pain both of us but will be with us for the rest of our lives my husbands panic attack got to much for him he as about 10=15 a day it come to it he could not go out at all so i went on the net to see what else could help him as it was killing me to see him have these every day i found out a bout beta blockers called propranolol went to the doc about them and he said bring him in which i did he had a bad panic attack while we were there the doc said ok will will try him on these and told me to bring him back on the 28 june hes been on them now for todays and as had a few side effects makes him feel very tired with pain in hes head let just hope it helps him with the panic attacks and then we can start doing thing like going on hoilday we have not had on for over 20 years now
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    That sounds so great to be thinking of a holiday in your future. Something to look forward to!

    You've gotten some great comments from some good people. I just wanted to add to your comment about others having it worse.

    There is always someone worse..financially.. physically.. emotionally...whatever. But that in no way takes away from your suffering. Your pain is real and needs to be cared for..docs..meds or focusing on activities to take care of self.

    And of course the pain brings on a multitude of other issues..depression for example. We have a lot going on and guilt re' others are worse only adds to our suffering. Guilt..the gift that keeps on giving. :)

    Please know...I struggle with the same and am telling myself as I tell you. :)

    Hope today is an ok day for you. Take care!
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