My dr. prescribed it for severe pain and anxiety and depression I"ve had for seven years. I am thirty (ah, just turned) and I just took it and am hopeful that it will help with fatigue, anxiety, pain and depression. I've also been diagnosed with Borderline so my emotions are very up and down. We have tried EVERYTHING so I am praying this works. Does anyone else have positive experiences with this type of thing? Alot of the reviews seem really hopeful and I often feel desperate.
6 Nov 2009
It would help if you included the name of the medication your doctor recently prescribed to you for your symptoms of severe pain, anxiety, and depression. You also mention fatigue, and that you've been diagnosed with "Borderline" - I'm guessing here that you're referring to "borderline personality disorder", which would fit your up&down emotions.
Many, if not all, of your conditions may actually be symtoms of one main condition. Pain and depression have been found to go hand-in-hand, or maybe I should say, "fist-to-fist". Chronic, severe physical pain can easily lead to depression, and depression can lead to symptoms of chronic, severe pain that in itself is difficult to diagnose. Of course, pain and depression can each be diagnosed independently from the other. But no matter how you slice it, suffering from both is a nightmare - I often would wonder what nasty character in history I must have been in a former life that's causing me to experience all this in my present life!
You definitely should seek out a good therapist. That can easily be a hit-or-miss process, since a therapist who is great for one patient might not be so great for another patient. Recommendations from close friends or relatives with whom you are close are a good starting point, or if you happen to belong to a support group of sorts, you might find someone there with whom you can identify that might be of assistance to you.
Again, not knowing what your doctor prescribed, or what kind of doctor that person is in terms of specialty, makes it difficult to offer a whole lot by way of suggestion. But I would hope that your pain issues have been given adequate attention, and that you have been directed or are being directed to undergo the necessary diagnostic tests (X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, PT scans, etc.) associated with that condition.
You can take it from me, however, as I've been "around the block" many times with respect to what you appear to be going through. It can be a long, frustrating, and sometimes ridiculous road to go down, and there might be times when you feel like throwing in the towel, but if you can somehow keep up a level of teneacity or endurance of sorts, you'll get to the end of it at some point.
Best of luck to you!
7 Nov 2009
hey sweetheart i feel your pain.my name is james and im 33.i also suffer from severe pain,depression,anxiety,and i dont like being around alot of people..also suffer from opiate addiction.im telling you all this because you just have to hang in there and find the right combo of meds.i have taken just about everything.after years of testing im on the right combo..i take wellbutrin,lyrica which really helps with pain,alot better than neurotin.and then i take suboxone which helps a little for pain but its mostly so i dont take other opiates.anyway i hope i did not bore you,just hang in there darlin you will get your relief sooner or later
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