First of all, like I said in my previous post, lighten up on yourself. You have to just cut yourself some slack. Believe it or not, all of this anger you are harboring is kicking your pain level up because you are stressed. When we get angry we tense our bodies up without realizing it. Think about
it. Another thing, you have a busy life & you really need to allow at least 30 minutes a day for you to de-stress. You are being way too hard on yourself. Sure you are mad because of the pain & depression & you think you should be handling things much better. You need to lower the bar on your expectations of yourself. You are doing a lot more than many people are able to do on this forum.
I don't know how long you have been on the Zoloft or how much you are taking but it sounds like it is not working. I have been on meds for years & yours is not doing its job. You need to let your dr know this & either get an increase or switch to something entirely different.
I would tell my PM dr the symptoms you are describing & let him know what you & the neurosurgeon talked about
the possibility of things becoming a problem later on. Your PM dr can order a CT Scan to check things out since you cannot have an MRI. If something shows on the CT then the PM dr can refer you back over to the neuro to see what he thinks. If the PM dr will order the CT this will save a bunch of time & you can go to the neuro with CT in hand. PM dr will probably have more pull getting you in sooner to see the neuro than you calling for an appt.
I do know some people that meet with various support groups & it really depends on the individual & how much time they have to go to the gatherings. In my city the hospitals offer a lot of different support groups. You should try to find one & see if you like them.
I am not a dr by any means but if this were me, this would be my plan of action. Take care.
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Post Edited (straydog) : 7/1/2015 10:17:34 AM (GMT-6)