Again, thank you everyone for replying. I'm so confused on what to do. I'm wondering why the pdoc doesn't increase the cymbalta? But, I do know I am very depressed & something has got to change. I just sit around praying, willing myself to feel better. I also know taking the narcotic is working against me. But, unless I have this possible cervical fusion, well, I can't live in pain & there's no guarantee that th surgery will work. I did receive my acceptance letter from SSDI, not sure on the $ part yet, but, I'm accepted until 2011. So, I need to get better & stop wasting so much of lifes precious time.
All of you have made me feel better just by being concerned & showing you care. I'm very guity of just reading threads & not replying cuz it just takes too much energy to think sometimes cuz my head is so confused/spinning. I will find out Wed if Im going to have surgery or another epidural shot in the neck. I don't want to give up so quick, but, the inj only helped a little & of course I want to be fixed NOW. God Bless
Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, DDD neck/2 hernitated disks w/cervical radculpathy, DDD back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old. Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Possible cervical neck fusion to be scheduled.
Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, fish oil, vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, vicodin 4-5 daily 7.5