Hi Jennifer, and I don't think I have welcomed you yet- so a big welcome!
I'm so sensitive to medications, and have to start on a very minimal dose no matter what it is. I think there should be something you could find to take for depression and it not cause more depression. Have you tried alot of antidepressants? I know there are so many out there now that may help you. I take Zoloft and would not be without it. It makes a big difference.
Sorry to hear yet another story on the healthcare system and it being so difficult to find a good Dr. Keep going- my Dr. is a gem. It makes everything easier when you are in good hands.
I take Tylenol 4,000mg most days for pain and have Darvocet for back up. I also have a prescription for Lyrica, but have not started it yet. I was just diagnosed spring of this year and fumbling along myself.
Finding a support group has helped me so much also and this happens to be the best group. Let us know how your doing. We care! GamJill
Hi there 3eyes.
I am allergic to so-oo many meds and I have been on possibly EVERY single one. I can't even take vitamins. :( Anyhow. After trial and error my docs have found a mixture for me that has me normal. I can't take nsaids. severely allergic. Lyrica messed me up. ambien never put me to sleep. I am happy with what I am on and they do what they should do. (I take 4 different ones a day) Anyhow. It took years to find the wonderful Dr.'s I have now so I understand your dilemma. It was very frustrating and a total fluke that I lucked into my docs but I guess everything happens for a reason. An official diagnosis brought relief but I have so many other issues along with the fibro-all related) I don't suffer from depression and I don't have IBS like some of the others but up until 5 years ago I had never even taken a Tylenol for a headache. I never took meds unless it was an antibiotic for some seasonal illness going around. At times it floors me that I am taking the meds I am. But they are working and I am extremely sensitive to medication so I am praying they continue to work. I hope you find what helps you.