Yes, I have just what you listed, among numerous other problems. I have chronic pain and let me tell you it will cause depression. The fact that you lost your Mom is devasting enough, then add your physical problems to your plate and yes, you probably due fit the picture for depression. Get yourself to your dr and explain what going on and get on some meds. I am currently on Lexapro and its really helped me. Does it make my pain go away, no-but then it does what I call smooth out the rough edges. Anyone with chronic pain usually ends up on medication for the depression, studies has shown it helps in this are. Do not think you are weak by possibly needing some meds, in fact we are very strong people, otherwise we could not have handled some of the things we go through.
Plenty of hugs coming your way. Susie
Thanks, everyone! And that you, Erin, for the heads-up on all the symptoms. I'm already starting to feel them. I'm tossing half the night and sleepy half the day. Dry eyes and headaches...fun stuff! Hope it helps in the long run. Glad to hear good stories from so many...thanks again!
Hugs - Laura
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