I am fairly new to these forums and really do need some advice and personal opinions.
I have been seeing dr's for over a year now because of chronic pain that I have in my left side that radiates into my back.It is very uncomfortable at times.Ive been to kidney dr,gastro dr,primary, have had numerous x-rays and cat scans and none can explain the pain that I am having.
The last dr wrote me a script for some antidepressants.I havent started taking them yet because I am reading all sorts of side effects that they have and i cant afford to miss any work( I drive a school bus).
My question is :Am I depressed and dont recognize it?
Lately I am tired all of the time even though I sleep 7 hrs a night.
I dont feel like doing anything because of the pain,
Am not interested in things I used to be into.
I can spend all weekend in my PJ'S.
Am snappy at my family.
And dont worry about looking my best.
I really dont have ANY energy.
I dont drink or use recreational drugs,I am going through menopause( I am 54) and am really confused
Does menopause cause these symptoms? I just really dont feel well and it seems to be most of the time.Any help would be greatly appreciated.I just dont know what to do here....