Depression cycles? OR Mood changes?

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hopelessgirl
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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I have chronic pain and have been depressed for a long time. Lately I have felt that I feel ok for maybe like 3 days and then I'm back to this hopelessness and just almost to the point of not being able to function on a daily basis. I then feel ok (not great) again for a few more days. I feel like I'm really going crazy sometimes. It's not like I'm manic or anything.... I just don't understand this??

Does anyone have any advice or ideas? I do plan on making an appointment with my doctor but it's going to be like one month away or so, and he really doesn't seem to be able to help me or understand me. I need to find a new doctor I think.
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, constant throbbing/rushing/heartbeat sound in right ear(doctors have no idea what this is), anxiety and depression most likely related to chronic pain.

Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 600mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer)


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/9/2008 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

Firstly, I would say that you do need to find a new doctor if you dont feel that he understands you. ou should be able to talk to your doctor and have the confidence that he is at least listening! lol

RE: The "cycles"... Is it a regular 3 days on 3 days off cycle or does it fluctuate? Is there anything else that is cyclic in your life that falls in line with this? Is it possible that any of your meds are causing it?

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   Posted 4/9/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Hopelessgirl,

Take a few moments and check out the fibromyalgia forum.  It sounds like you could have that.  I go through a lot of those symptoms.  And fibro does cause depression.  You have wonderful days, not pain free, but good.  Then all of a sudden you have very painful days with a lot of fatigue.  This could be something to mention to your doctor.  There is a thread called fibromyalgia 101.  That covers a lot of the symptoms.  You could get some kind of idea as to if that is your problem.  Some doctors don't believe in it, but many do. 

This is just my opinion, but I think that you should check out the forum.  Let us know what you think.

I wish you well

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hopelessgirl
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   Posted 4/9/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darren, The "cycles" are not really regular and I sometimes wonder if medication could be causing some of the problems. Thanks :)
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, constant throbbing/rushing/heartbeat sound in right ear(doctors have no idea what this is), anxiety and depression most likely related to chronic pain.

Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 600mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer)


hopelessgirl
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   Posted 4/9/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen, thanks for the info. I have thought about Fibro and have done some reading. I haven't mentioned it to my doctor yet though. Should I mention to my GP first and go from there? I do seem to have many of the symptoms. Thanks :)
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, constant throbbing/rushing/heartbeat sound in right ear(doctors have no idea what this is), anxiety and depression most likely related to chronic pain.

Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 600mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer)


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   Posted 4/9/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
If I were you I would ask him about it. The only thing is that some doctors don't believe in it, though there are many who do. I hope that you can get to the root of the problem. I hope that your doctor is one who believes.

Keep posting and keep reading on the fibro forum, they will have some better answers than that of mine, I am sure.

Good luck with this, I hope that you feel better soon.

hugs, Karen
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   Posted 4/14/2008 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
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