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Feeling depressed and helpless

Jan 09, 2018 10:19 PM

Hey guys,

I know many people can relate to this even if theu are not struggling with chronic pain. I havr been really depressed lately and i feel like i am alone. I started a new job ans it is really difficult training. I do paper work and i have to do so many correct in a row with zero errors for each type of paperwoek they have which is over 80 types and i am being judged really harsh. I have even had co workers say that i am being judged more harsh than they were during training. I have also come to realize other than my boyfriend i have no support.
I have been struggling to have the motivation to even take my pills even though they help with the pain because im tired of feeling like an outsider. I am 21 and i take more pills than any of my parents or grandparents. I just want to be normal and this has really been bothering me lately. I moss working out and i used to dance ballet, tap, jazz etc, but couldnt take the pain. I have been gaining weight when i have been trying to eat healthy as much ad my budget allows. If anyone has any advice i would appreciate it.

Jan 09, 2018 10:56 PM

You're definitely not alone. The past month or so I've been a little depressed and wishing I was normal. Because of this there's been days where I've skipped taking meds for Asthma, ADHD and pain, and I've skipped checking my Peak Flow for my asthma. I know how it feels to just want normalcy. I'm 19.

Being young makes it difficult to live with chronic pain because were expected to have the maturity and physical ability of 40 year olds and get a job before we even can get ourselves stable, if we don't, society sees us as lazy.

It's so hard, I feel for you, hang in there.

Jan 09, 2018 11:00 PM

Sorry if that didn't make sense.
It's almost midnight here, so I'm tired.

Jan 10, 2018 9:59 PM

That made total sense. I fight myself to take my pills and get up to go to work every day when all i feel like doing is hiding.

Jan 10, 2018 10:13 PM

I’m 27 year old married woman and am about to give up. 32 is a good age. Not that I’d ever consider suicise but living this short hellish like had become impossible. Refining my norco......WHY IN THE HELL IS THIS SO DIFFICULT. ADDICTS. Thank you all. For making something so simple, before so easy. I’m and out.

Jan 10, 2018 10:19 PM

Ive had norco before. It helps me sleep, but i cant mix it with the other pills im on. It makes me see things when i wasnt on other pills and it would be overdosing with my other stuff. Norco is a good drug for people like us who need it not want to get a high off of it.

Jan 11, 2018 3:55 AM

I feel the same way as all of you. I would give up the pills to be normal. I have the added pressure of the city about to let go of people and I am not doing so good lately. At 56 and in terrible pain... I really don't want to be unemployed, because I don't think anyone will hire an old man in pain.
The hurt and pressure are really getting to me. Trying to stay positive.

Jan 11, 2018 5:40 AM

I understand.I'm feeling the same too.The pain doesn't seem to go away!
I see a Chiropractor and a Osteopath and take Amptripline,Tylenol,Muscel relaxers and no relieve.

Jan 12, 2018 12:31 AM

Its hard no matter what age you are. I hate the person who is training me for my job and i will be training for at least another 5 months for the job, but its a job i can actually physically handle and i cannot afford to not have a job. Its really difficult when you need the job and for us the pain limits our job choices so much more.

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