I am sorry about your pain situation. I know how back problems can effect our lives. I take pristiq and abilify together and it is a good combination for me. Have you tried risperdol? It is another good one. Mood stabilizer is what I use it for. I think risperdol is really similar.
There are still a lot of meds out there. Sometimes it takes a while to find what is going to work for us. It took me a few tries, well, kind of had to keep going stronger and stronger. And some of the side effects were unbearable. But I finally have come to find what works for me.
Talk therapy helps a lot. How have you been doing with that? I hope that you have a good therapist. It is important to vent. Coming here can help you with that.
Are you able to walk around? What about water therapy? Do you think that will help you any? I know that the pain can effect our depression. I gets us into a funk that is hard to get out of. If you can get out and walk, that is good for the body and the mind. Also meditation helps to focus and gets our mind off of things.
Keep posting, I am sure that others will have some ideas too. I hope that this finds you feeling better.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies