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Just_a_spoonie

732d

Does anyone else have really bad depression and suicidal ideation come along with their chronic pain? I feel so alone in it, so if anyone else has gone through this, I'd love to hear from you and how you've managed to get through it.

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    • Letter

      159d

      When my doctor was more concerned about me having depression than the symptoms I manage I told him I eat depression for breakfast. Down the track in an attempt to work a job again I agreed to try antidepressants.

    • Letter

      159d

      When my doctor was more concerned about me having depression than the symptoms I manage I told him I eat depression for breakfast. Down the track in an attempt to work a job again I agreed to try antidepressants.

    • laidir

      717d

      Yeah it happens because it’s a type of loss. You lost x and you feel worthless and helpless. When the pain gets worse it makes you feel awful since for me the only relief that I get is from doing nothing which makes me more depressed and it starts the viscous cycle.

    • minecraftbees

      720d

      heck yeah gamer i love this combination so much !!!! im doing a sarcasm it sucks but u get through sometimes

    • VivSue

      731d

      Yes with the uncertainty of my cancer on top of chronic pain ( 7 back and 3 neck fusions) has left me in despair at times. But I have a prayer life and good family and friends that usually get it. Sometime you just have to proceed in life like you want to feel and it gets you out of the slumps. I’ve taken antidepressants x 40 years. Currently taking Cymbalta 120 mg - had anti inflammatory properties as well as anti depressant. Trust Jesus. Elevate your mind and find joy. It’s out there!

    • CupcakeFace

      731d

      Unfortunately chronic pain and depression go hand-in-hand. I’ve been dealing with both for the better part of my 30 years on this earth. Since the start of the pandemic I’ve learned to be more gentle on myself, take things day by day, and celebrate the little wins. Having someone you can vent to also helps.

    • Emo_Enby_99

      731d

      Having chronic pain can lead to mental health complications, or worsening mental health if one already has it. I advise you to reach out to your pain management doc for mental health resources. Another great thing is to do what you're doing now. Reaching out to a community who understands. It can be scary and lonely. I have existing mental illness that had been exasperated by chronic pain. Feel free to DM me if you need to vent.

    • Alexandriavictoria

      731d

      I feel like that quite a bit

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