Wow, very well said.
I am new to this forum. I spend most of my time in the Migraine forum as I suffer from Chronic Daily Migraine headaches. You are absolutely right, thinking makes you depressed. I was diagnosed with Depression in December 2004. It took me a good six months to start feeling human again. Chronic daily pain makes it difficult to see anything good in the world.
With the help of a psychologist who specializes in chronic pain I was able to relearn how to see the world in a different light and think more positively. I was able to stop expecting the worst, to stop feeling guilty for the chronic pain and feel good about the things I could accomplish.
I recently had a relapse and suffered some side effects from a medication so I was feeling nauseous and had daily headaches. I was so happy to tell the doctor I wasn't depressed just sick. His answer was that if anything was going to make me depressed nausea and a daily headache could. I realized then that I had won the battle.
Don't get me wrong, every day isn't a bowl of cherries. I still have days where I wonder what the point is, but there are many more when I love my cat, I love my husband, I love my family and I get out of bed because I love myself headache and all.
I hope everyone can find this end to their struggle.
Thanks for reminding those of us that like to write a lot that not everyone likes to read a lot. I like to talk a lot and with a captive audience sometimes forget and write a lot.