Any kind of chronic condition gets really old, really fast.
Myself I do not really suffer from depression, but due to having several chronic health issues (diabetes, chronic pain, etc) I do feel it once in a while nipping at me heals, but I do understand how much of a pain it can be to constantly have to deal with something, take medication every day and so forth. Life would be so much easier if I didn't have to take meds 4 times a day, poke my fingers 4 times a day, give myself 5 shots of insulin every day, and go see several different doctors every month.
I hear people all the time, regardless of what they are taking a medication for, say they don't like how it makes them feel, but one thing I have to wonder whenever I hear this is how are they feeling when they don't take their meds and how do they like that feeling.
Granted, sometimes certain medications can be overwhelming and in many ways make a person feel worse taking them than they do without them. This does not mean they do not need some kind of medication, it just means that they are either on the wrong medication, the wrong dose or both, assuming they have allowed enough time to become used to the med and for the side effects to disappear if they are going to.
The good news though is for most chronic conditions there are many different medications available to help manage it. The hard part is finding the right med or meds in the right doses to do the job without leaving you feeling like total crap all the time. It is always possible that a person may never find the right medication treatment that is all positive but it is very unlikely that with time that they won't find a treatment plan where the positives far outweigh the negatives.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.