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Oct 27, 2017 5:16 PM

First I'll admit I've not been active here much lately and im sure you all have your issues too. I'm just finding it hard to balance my emotions right now. My disability case has been denied and my lawyer dropped me after I told him how dissatisfied I was with his performance in my case.
So now I'm having to find a new lawyer all in the time I have to file my appeal. My family keeps saying no worries. At least I have them . Now ..yes..i have a support system but it's not all as it seems. I'm not the type to need or depend on anyone for my day to day living. And the last 4 yrs have been nothing but depending on others not having my own anything. Having to ask for every dime I have. Today is not a great day. Migraine back pain fatigue anxiety. Just need a sign that things will be better

Oct 28, 2017 5:38 PM

Hi, I have been suffering for the last 6 years and have always been independent so I know how you feel. I have a huge support system but hate having to ask for help. I just take it one day at a time. I do take anti depressants but a very low dose. This does not embarrass me or make me feel less than, it just regulates the chemical imbalance in my brain! I lost everything last year. My job, my house and my partner of 10 years and I can honestly say I have never felt more at ease and calm and powerful in myself. You have to hit rock bottom to claw your way back to yourself. There's not much anyone can do for us, but we can. I just thought of and wrote down one thing every day that I was grateful for. That helped me with the mental side of things, that and my slightly sick sense of humour. I have to laugh every day, even if it's just a little giggle. Physically I'm still battling but becoming vegan helped me so much and Thai chi when I am able to do it. We will get there but it's not easy and you have to fight yourself every day. But you know it's worth it. Stay strong, research and experiment no 2 people are the same and what works for me may not work for you. A lot of things don't work for me but I keep researching and trying new things all the time. Good luck x

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