Sorry you are feeling so bad. I would talk to the doctor about your medication for the depression. Let him know that it really isn't helping. Maybe he can find something else that will help more.
I hope you can find a support group in your area. Just remember you can always come here when you need to. There is always someone around to talk to or to give support. We all need someone to talk to once in awhile.
Good luck and hope you stick around, you'll meet alot of great people.
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If it makes you feel any better, "all" of us in the northern states are having a heck of time managing the pain with the winter being exceptionally bad this year. And winters "are" depressing! When its mild out- Minnesota can go for days without sunshine and when it is sunny out the temps are either below zero or in the single digits. Can't win!
7 hours in the mall would have done me in too! That's just too long.
This site and the group has been a tremendous support for me. They have support groups around the cities here but they are few and far between and I would have to drive "miles" to get to one. When my fibro hit, it hit hard and I could not even drive my car. That's when I joined here. I know some people need to be in groups in person and I wish you the best in finding a group in your area, but in the interim join us when you can, that's what we are here for.
Binki,Unfortunately, Tiki kept throwing up all over the place, and we weren't technically supposed to have pets in our apartment anyways, so we had to get rid of her. I had a wonderful cat named Gwenhyvhar (Gwen for short) and we had to get rid of her two years ago. I miss her a lot. She was always really comforting to me. She always knew when I wasn't feeling good, and she was always great for a laugh. I miss being able to have a pet. I have always had a cat around, ever since I was born, and I miss having one (especially Gwen) around.
To everyone else, thank you so much for your support. I know I can always come here when I need to talk. Somedays, I just don't feel up to getting onto the computer. It's nice to have an online support group, because you don't have to go out in the cold. It's just an e-mail away. I like that. I like talking to people live too, but I like that I can just sit around in my pjs (my most comfortable clothes) and talk and not have to worry about being judged or feeling like I don't belong. I know I belong here.
Being only 20 and being diagnosed with a lifelong illness is a hard thing to adjust to. I know others on here were diagnosed when they were young too. But it has just been so hard on me. My son isn't even 2 yet, and how I interact with him is so challenging because there are a lot of things I can't do. Some days, when I want to play with him but can't, I'll just lie on the floor and let him crawl all over me and even though it hurts, I still feel like I am doing something with him. I'm still having a hard time coping with this. Does it ever get easier? Do you eventually learn how to cope to the point where you can at least live a fairly normal life?