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dmd09ddmd09 Posts: 2
edited 04/10/2015 - 4:27 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello..... I'm not sure where to post this. I am new here and am looking to find a forum that people discuss how they are dealing with depression due to the physical problems they have. I can't find one, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place?

My diagnosis' are Multiple issues with my shoulder and arm.
torn rotator cuff, lifted AC joint, (grade 2), HAGL tear, cubital tunnel syndrome, ulnar nuerosis, and mild carpal tunnel.
I have had a subacromial decompression that hasn't helped.
I also have multiple issues relating to degenerative disc disease in the lumbar region as well as the cervical.
I have severe depression that I've had for a long time and been on alot of medications that do not help. I am wondering how others are dealing with depression and such.

Rotator cuff tear,
ac tear (grade 2),
HAGL tear
cubital tunnel syndrome, ulnar nueropathy.
Cervical spondylosis.
Lumbar spondylosis,
Foraminal stenosis at L3-L4, L4- L5
L4/5 laminectomy/discectomy


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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    .....depression can happen with long term chronic pain.
    I personally experienced it..and psychiatrist is part of my team.
    Meds effect everyone differently and who knos the possible med interactions.
    I went through many changes of meds and some even made me feel worse.

    Keeping good communication with all doctors s the only way. Navigating to stable health or condition is difficult enough as doctors reevaluate...to try to go alone...my opinion and my experience...kind of impossible.
    I am Much better now!

    There is a forum here under...coping with depression. That may be helpful to you. You could start a thread or read what others have already written. That was very helpful to me.
    Please talk with doctor re' your thoughts and feelings. People do care!
    Good luck!
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