How do people cope with depression related to being in constant pain

How do people cope with depression related to being in constant pain

Some days I feel like I can't go on anymore, but there is always something needs doing and more chores get left and things pile up, even trying to meet friends and family seems impossible.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Well, this is my life story. I've been sick for 33 yrs. 2 yrs I decided to go to a therapist and it has been the single best thing I've ever given myself. If any of you decide to do this find one that specializes in chronic illnesses.
Depression and anxiety are part of chronic illness. It's bad enough to have pain let alone take on the depression. I also take antidepressants. For me I read and listen to positive speakers and writers. TED talks are helpful. Also, communication with others who are sick is a great way to connect to others.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Look into Ketamine infusions. I started last July and they have helped me with depression and pain. It catapulted me out of a deep depression and I found pain relief. If you cannot do that find a therapist that can come to your house or do phone sessions. Reach out for help in every way possible. Be honest with your doctors and tell them you are depressed more than usual.
Prayers and blessings too you

posted over 1 year ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I am in severe pain today from yard work, the past 2 days, on top of my Fibromyalgia, I have 4 herniated discs, in my lumbar. I've already had 5 discs, fused in my neck, I survived a violent crime, in 1995, and then was injured at work in 1999, been in chronic pain daily for 16+ years, all I use for my pain is medicinal Cannabis, edibles, cremes, flowers, stretching, yoga, dancerize, walks, I completed a course at MIND VALLEY ACADEMY, you unteach yourself the toxic waste, you've always done, that doesn't work. & Reteach yourself what DOES WORK, for ME, it helps a lot, & I have JESUS, in my heart & Soul, which he is my ENERGY SOURCE,πŸ’―πŸ’ͺ✝️, Stay Blessed, instead of Stressed,, & 7 days without PRAYER, make ONE WEAK,,πŸ’―πŸ’ͺ✝️

posted over 1 year ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member I miss the old me also at times I still have a sense of humor πŸ€ͺ

posted over 1 year ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I just got a great female therapist, hoping she can help me. Chronic pain for 8 1/2 years, depression, PTSD, Neuropathy and the list goes on.
I miss me, the old me, happy able to walk, dance, workout, play sports, walk, sit etc
Now I can’t walk can’t sit in regular seat and voice cracks if I talk for a while.

posted over 1 year ago
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