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Depression & Isolation from Chronic Pain Sufferers



  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    I hope I can reread this when I find myself hateing myself and usually at that time...I don't believe the kind or encouraging words.
    It's as though a shade has been brought down. It's a lonely place and full of self loathing.
    May I add...I believe there are different kinds of depression. Some ..transitional depression... maybe meds short time..maybe just talk therapy...maybe just getting through the situation and it passes.
    Sometimes we recover from one thing and another gets thrown at us...transitional again..and again.
    As janiski said...some of us...I have..major depression. I've had it since childhood and yes..family history.
    I didn't start taking meds 'til late 30's and I wish I would have started sooner. Life still spirals downward at times..but things can be good also..whereas I suffered much in my early life.
    Just being a part of this SH community has helped immensely. Thank you!
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • I also suffered a lot in my early life and as I look back I see how poorly it was handled by both the counselors and my parents and that was one reason I was gun shy to try again. I was glad when I finally did and glad for the anti depressants. I still get depressed but can usually bounce back. And yes SH is wonderful

    L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.
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