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Mar 17, 2016 1:31 AM

First entry. I hurt my back about 25 years ago. I have good doctors and treatment helps. I had a shot for left hip bursitis. I have neuropathy both kegs, the right is weak so I abuse my left and it caught up to me. I'm in a funk, family admitted that to my PCP last week. My PCP and Pain Doc are communicating. together. Hope Cymbalta helps.

Mar 17, 2016 1:34 AM

Oops, typo, I finally admitted depression to my docs, not my family.

Mar 17, 2016 5:45 AM

I have depression. Make sure you don't skip a day of medication and give it atleast a month to make a difference if nothing changes you may need a different antidepressant. Im in Australia but take a drug called lexapro which helps me a lot. Where as effexor mad me really sick and didnt help my depression at all.

Mar 17, 2016 7:56 AM

Welcome good4ukit, I have not suffered with chronic pain as long...but it feels like it. I deny depression... Like that does some good. Today I want my old life back please!

Mar 17, 2016 8:35 AM

Thank you for responding. Today is the first day that I've used this site. I retired early because the pain of sitting was always an 8. The pain was much less after I stopped working, I still get pain of 10, like all of us but I also have days of 3 & 4 in the recliner.

I'll be 70 this year, my husband is 71. He's a good guy but I have been so frustrated with him. I want him to retire. We just bought a mobility scooter and I've enjoyed the mall and walking (running) my dog. My worry is that the scooter is fun and solves the walking proplem but I'm limited in how long I can sit. I really want to enjoy life.

It's all gotten me depressed and angry. I decided that I will go out everyday, even just to get milk or ride the cart at Walmart since isolation is my enemy. My sister lives in CA, neither one of us can travel anymore but we have daily 'visits', thanks to Verizon's free long distance.

I was a nurse and so many of us suffered injuries helping others. I have an appointment with a Neurosurgeon. I won't agree to 5 levels of fusion which one doc said that I need but I hope to explore other treatment modalities.

Thank you for listening, my friends.

Mar 17, 2016 4:22 PM

I'd been suicidal several years ago after a head injury. It was a Worker's Comp, they suck you dry..first of course they are trying to prove that you're melingering. Then that maybe something is wrong but it's not their fault. I wish they could have felt my pain. I envy someone with a broken arm because it's concrete.

God bless anyone needing to prove your pain. I am feeling blah but not hopeless. I've found the right medical team.

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