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.
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
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.
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member I miss the old me also at times I still have a sense of humor 🤪
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,💯💪✝️, Stay Blessed, instead of Stressed,, & 7 days without PRAYER, make ONE WEAK,,💯💪✝️
I’ve struggled with chronic neck pain for 20+ years. The surgeries started in 2006 and I’ve had 5 of them since. I now have a triple fusion with rods from C4-C7. I also have clinical depression that is just as awful to deal with as the pain. Some days I just don’t have the strength or ability to even get off the couch. It is literally impossible. I am so fortunate to have a husband that is extremely understanding and caring. It is still unbearable most days. In 2014 I had had enough and tried to end my life. Though I’ve promised my family I won’t do that again the struggle is just too much sometimes.
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