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   Posted 5/12/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had a bad couple of weeks. First I got a bad sinus infection with allergies. I couldn't even lift my head off my pillow. Then This week I've had bad pain in my foot, mostly on my big toe. They thought I had gout but it came up negative. The pain has gone to most of my joints in my body and not my muscles. They told me today that I have bone spurs in my feet and probably fighting one of the virus that is going around. I tell you, It hurts and I am about to ask for antidepressants because I am so down with living this way. It just feels different than fibro, all I want to do is sleep. And that is what I have been doing. I think its because I am down about the pain. Well, just needed to put it out there. I know the rest of you are going thru alot too. eyes Ho hum.
Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto Thyroid disease, Chronic pain.
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   Posted 5/12/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Baloo. I am sorry you are having a hard time. I like your signature - remember that - you can do this through He who strengthens you. I have had depression for years and stopped taking anti depressants because I was just sick of them and the last one I tried made me sick and gain weight! Instead, I try this thing called attitude of gratitude. You see something (no matter how small) and thank God for it. The first time I thanked God for the camellias blooming in my backyard. Just a little thing.

I really hope you feel better soon. If you are fighting off a virus, your body will hurt more, right? But if that is it, then it is temporary. Allow yourself to rest and take care of yourself.

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   Posted 5/12/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Baloo...and huge ((((HUGS))))

I too am sorry you're having such a rough time. Being depressed is nothing to be ashamed more so than having influenza or cancer. It's not your fault. I had to learn the hard way because I was so stubborn about it...still am at times. But please do talk to your doc about the possibility of medications. If it's not right for you then he/she will tell you. If it is you may have to try several before you find the one that works best for you. Many doctors prescribe antidepressants in a very low dose to help with the treatment of fibromyalgia. So it's not such a crazy idea at all.

Please keep in touch, especially when you're so down. It's easy to get buried in a hole and hard to get back out if that hole is too deep. Always feel free to email if you want to chat...

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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Baloo-

I take Zoloft and it makes a huge difference in how I feel. And like Chutz said, it is nothing to be ashamed of. I think it is very easy to get down when you are in pain all the time with fibro- the pills make me feel "normal" and then I can deal with the fibro day to day.

I am prone to depression and about 13 years ago I ended up with severe depression. They tried giving me many antidepressants and I would get hives and rashes with everyone of them! I could not take anything and had to climb out of that deep, dark hole all by myself to the tune of 2 yrs! It was awful! When I got fibro a year ago, depression came with it. My Dr. prescribed Zoloft- she knew I was SO afraid to start it because I react to everything and my system is SO sensitive to medications. She looked at me and said "Could anything be worse than what you are going through right now?" And I said, "No". I had never been so low or sick in all my life.

I broke off small pieces and started that way, and low and behold, I was not reacting! It has been a godsend.

So please get some help- I don't want you to sleep your life away, there is alot of living left for you to do!

Let us know how you are doing-


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   Posted 5/13/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you get better real soon Baloo. I have been on and off of anti-depressants since my late 20s, on for the past 11 yrs. It took me a long time to come out of the closet about it. In my case I inherited it along with many other family members.
Take care and we are here for you.
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