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
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