Dear Julia -- I'm so sorry that you are feeling this way. I am going through extremely difficult times right now too but wanted to stop by and offer you a word of encouragement. What kinds of things do you enjoy? THe absolute best thing that you could do for yourself is do that as often as possible. It sounds so simple but during the moments that you are doing those activities you will feel better. You will probably feel bad again but at least for that time you will feel good. Also, are you taking anti-depressants? Chronic pain is a depressant all by itself but I see that you suffer a lot of physical pains. I suffer with chronic migraine. Do you have pets? Do you like them? My dog has saved me from checking out of life. They make you feel so good. They just love you so darn much and how can you not feel better when they are aroud? I said a prayer for you (hope you don't mind). I hope that you feel better soon. I'm sure a lot of peeps on this forum will come along and offer you advice. This forum and the Anxiety forum are awesome. You are not alone. Don't hide from us. We care about
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex
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