The pain came back!!!

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   Posted 10/15/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
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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   Posted 10/15/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
HI sis
It might just be the   Phantom pain doing it or you have become used to the celexa in your blood system
For me it worked good for about 6 months then pooped out ........I am off of the Celexa now and back on pain meds

I do hope it is only due to all the stresssors and all going on and not a total reacurrence of the "what is it" again for you ........Nothing has to be worse than not knowing

Wish I was more help hun.........

TRY relaxing and breathing and getting yourself in a mindset where you are feeling or at least trying your darndest to feel good and see how that works for you and if the " pain" alleviates.....IF not you might have to resort to taking the occasional pain med again.......which I know you dont want BUT can you live and function like this on a day to day basis ??
Thats what I ask myself ever time I have to take a painkiller.......and for me at this point the answer is NO.....

I hope the day will come soon for you and I both


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