Pain & Depression~I need a hug

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stayingafloat
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   Posted 9/7/2007 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had surgery about 3-weeks ago and the pain is worse than my original back pain.  It is said to be better in 6-8weeks, it is going right through the pain medicine and making me very ornary.  I am emotionally, physically and mentally stressed.  I feel like I cannot take it anymore, I want to be positive, but it's like it just pulls me deeper into a depression.  I do not want my life to be like this, I was happy and carefree before all this happened, but now I am in constant pain and getting more depressed as the days go on.  My Dr. started me on Zoloft over a month ago and it seemed like it was helping, but now I feel bad all over again.  Does anyone else face physical pain and depression as a sympotom of it?  If so do you have any ideas to cope I am on hydrocodone, but the pain is still going through it and my dr. is not happy about giving out pain meds so I don't think he will do anything else.  I do not know how to cope with all of this.  I am out of work right now because the pain has been so persistant since my surgery I have to be on ice packs almost all day I am on one now.  I was also in pursuit of my nursing degree which I can no longer do because of my back.  I think part of my depression is giving up nursing for another career, which I can't even decide what to go to school for anymore.  I am not much of an office person, but I think medicine is where I belong.  How can you make a descent living in medicine, if you have back problems?  These questions just go round and round.  I would appreciate any advice any of you have and thank you for letting me vent.
 
Afloat~~~

ShynSassy
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   Posted 9/7/2007 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Afloat
I am so sorry that you are going through this ((((((((HUGS)))))))))
I think that you need to take it one day at a time. First thing is to get through your back healing. Then once you are not in such pain then you can focus on your future. You might be able to go back to nursing,you never know until your back has finished healing.
Secondly,I would contact your doctor and let them know that the zoloft is not working right now,and see if he can either up the dosage or prescribe something else to get you through this.
We will all be here for you,so use this board as much as possible.


Shy
Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Lexapro,Zyban,Buspar,Clonazepam
Off of all meds at this time...woohoo!!
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stayingafloat
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 9/7/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy,
 
Thank you for your kindness, I was so frustrated and hurting last night it was awefull, but I am thankful to know that you are here and I am not alone.  I am going to call my doctor today and see what I can do.  Hugs back at ya, hope you have a good day.
 
Afloat~~~

ShynSassy
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 9/8/2007 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck,I hope he is able to help you!

I will keep my fingers crossed and you will be on my mind.



Shy
Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Lexapro,Zyban,Buspar,Clonazepam
Off of all meds at this time...woohoo!!
www.healingwell.com/donate



How can you talk without a brain?

I dunno...but alot of people talk without a brain don't they?

Dorthy and the Scarecrow-Wizard of Oz


stayingafloat
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 9/8/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Shy,

Wow I just realized on your signature that you are currently off all meds. What a great feeling, I am proud of you that s really great. Take care and I will be in touch.

Afloat
~Afloat~
 
 
Chronic pain/Back Injury T4-T7
2-Radiofrequency Neurolysis Surgeries
(easy explaination:nerve deadening surgeries)
Depression as a result of the chronic pain
Fibromyalgia
 
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
 
Buddah

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