I went to the doctor's today because I was at the end of my rope. My endometriosis hurt so bad I cried and slept all day and I slipped so far into depression that I completely forgot to call work, didn't shower or get dressed or call my husband. Normally I read or watch TV when I'm home sick but today I laid in bed and stared at the ceiling. My doctor told me bad news. Most narcotics are depressants. Anything to help me sleep will also contribute to my depression. Chronic pain and depression are nearly impossible to treat effectively when they are present at the same time. So he upped my dose of Lexapro and put me on a muscle relaxer at night to help me sleep. Can't give me anything better than Percocet for the pain. Has anyone tried any alternative therapies that were helpful for pain or depression? Something that won't have side effects?
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