I need some advise please. I have be struggling with degenerative disk disease for about 5 years now and I am to a point where I have had to give up and stop doing alot of things I once enjoyed doing. I have been sleeping a whole lot and crying kinda feeling bad for myself. well i went to my doctor to ask him why i am sleeping all the time all the sudden since about May? He then asked me if i was depressed. I told him i have never been depressed in my life and i was not even sure what it meant. I told him i have the perfect job, marriage and my finance's are in order so I would have to say NO. He then said alot of people that have chronic pain battle depression. WOW? Is this true is there anyone else out there with depression from chronic pain? If so can you really take pain meds and a depressant? See I also take Ambien CR because its the only way I can use my apnea machine at night. I am always hearing about people over dosing and it seems like it is always a combination of pain meds,anxity meds and sleeping pills. I am kinda scared! So I told my doctor I was fine and I would try and make it. Is there anyone else out there taking all these things or at least a few? Should I go back to my doctor and give in so I can have a life again. I dont want to be on so many meds I am a zombie. Can someone help? Thanks Kirstin
Posts You May Be Interested In
I miss traveling with my husband. Has anyone found a specific site regarding cruising for widow/widowers or any sightseeing trips. Not interested in being with couples and kids,,,I realize a cruise ship will have a portion size of families and couples, but perhaps they also put together a part of the cruise ship for groups of widows/widowers????
A friend sent this to me..As far as I can see, grief will never truly end.It may become softer overtime, more gentleand some days will feel sharp.But grief will last as long as Love does - ForeverIt's simply the way the absence of your loved onemanifests in your heart. A deep longing accompaniedby the deepest Love some days. The heavy fog mayreturn and the next day, it may recede.Once again, it's...