... to ask my pcp since im depressed and can't overcome?
Your PCP is a very appropriate person to ask. Most pain management Drs. are in favor of prescribing anti-depressants for their patients.People who have chronic pain often have depression. The two go together. You should speak with your PCP about starting on one,Remember, Finding the right anti-dep. is often trial and error. Do not be discouraged if tou must try more than one. Also, remember that many take a few weeks to reach a level of effectiveness. Lastly, different Drs. can have very different opinions... about just about everything. Sometimes we have to get swcond, even third opinions.Keep going until you get what YOU need. Ask your PCP if he or she wants to give you a referrsl for a counsler ( if you want ). I strongly suggest trying an organizational psychologist or certified,counselor etc, before you go to a Dr. of psychiatry or "shrink'. I worked in psych. so long... you would be amazed at how many drugs they will throw your way in this area. Have you tried williams exercises, yoga or careful stretching for your back? These thing help me a lot, as i have herniated discs and a curvature of the spine.You go get um! I'd send you one of my puppy dogs to hug, but they don't mail well! Feel better and let me know if you need ant more info. or a list of anti-d. meds. Two
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