After being diagnosed as depressed instead of having fibro, I was started on Celexa.. worked wonders for me.. coupled with Klonopin twice a day and Flexeril at night.. my pain mostly disappeared. I have not taken a narcotic pain killer in a month and a half.. as long as I have been on the Celexa. Last night and today I've noticed a serious increase in my pain level. Just all over, like it was before. I can't pin point a spot and say "this hurts here the worst".
I have already increased the celexa from 10 to 20mg and have been on new dosage for two weeks. And my doc said no more increases due to my drug sensitivities. I HAVE had a load of stress the past week, though. With depression, can any extra stress cause that phantom pain to come back or increase? I am cleared by my doc to take a third Klonopin a day if needed, since my depression is coupled with anxiety/panic. I really, really don't want to take a third dosage. And I really do not want to take a narcotic again. I didn't have much withdrawal when I quit, but I really don't want to start with the daily drug thing again either.
My question is, could this be a transient thing? If I just try to do some relaxing and maybe solve some of the stresses, will the pain leave again? Or is it back for good? I'm not too knowledgeable about depression really, a doc noticed it, treated it, so I've never had the "I have depression" mentality. I had no clue what was wrong with me, blamed it all on fibro that I was dx'ed with.
Any thoughts appreciated.
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