chronic pain, sadness, broken dreams, broken lives...

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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 8/27/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I just responded to someone's post about suicidal thoughts and it made me wonder...
This forum seems to be a place for (primarily) logistical questions and support around meds, other healing modalities, etc...which is very useful...but the internet is (obviously) a pretty big place with LOTS of resources, so I'm wondering if there are any other sites people know of that are designed to offer more emotional support and a sense of "community" - or possibly a site with a forum that's divided into more subcategories so that the posts about emotional support and the sadness that accompanies migraines and chronic pain in general, as it affects our lives...does anyone have any advice about this?
Also, just to be clear, I am not looking for a website for depression or anxiety or emotional/psychological questions and "issue" in general, 'cause I do know of lots of those and I've used them before, but for me, the "depression" I often feel is directly related to the migraines and their affect on my life, my dreams, my relationships, I guess I'm looking, very specifically, for a place where other people might share this experience and want to talk about it...

Thanks, everyone.


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Date Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 8/27/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
That's a very good idea. I'm new to this forum so don't know my way around yet.
I agree that sites about depression and anxiety won't help. We need a place where people understand the pain and the neurological breakdowns.
I know for me just knowing someone else understands makes me feel better. It's funny that no matter how bad I'm feeling hearing other's stories always makes me feel like I don't have it so bad.
For me I get tired of people telling me I have so much to be thankful for and there are so many people worse off than I am. How ironic that it's always the people who don't live in chronic pain telling me it isn't so bad.
I think I finally got through to one of these people when I explained that after every disaster like a tornado or hurricane and people have lost everything they always say "We're just thankful we have our health and our family" Those are always the two things people put as the priority in their lives. So when you don't have your health and you don't have a family what are you left with?
Oh well, I guess we just take it one day at a time.
Good luck to you! I wish you many happy, healthy, pain-free days!

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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 463
   Posted 8/27/2011 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   

I totally agree with how the depression can be from dealing with the Chronic Pain, Medical issues, etc. For me, my depression is really affected by my Chronic pain & Medical issues. I try not to complain but when you are hurting so bad it can be hard to live in silence.

I wish you all the best & a pain free life.

Your Healingwell Friend,

Loop ileostomy May 2011, I.B.S for 43-years, Pelvic & Bladder Trauma & Dysfunction...Colon tore thru vaginal wall & my colon with the bladder fell out of my body thru the vagina. 15-surgeries (various areas)...Vaginal vault lift w/mesh, 2-bladder lifts w/mesh, 2-rectoceles, Migraines...If I wrote everything it would be a novel...Lol

Bipolar 2, Borderline, Panic-Anxiety Disorder, Ptsd
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