... resistant and take different pain meds opiates for 5 back surgeries and long time depression
well i would like to tell you something encouraging but with my exsperience i never have found one work for me either and ive tried them all.i also had a bad back injury a long time ago i needed surgery but no insurance so i started the pain meds and they seemed to help my depression but then came addiction so i have been addicted to hydrocodone or oxycontin for 11 years..at one point i use to take 25 lorcet tens a day..but now thank god i found out about suboxone..but im not saying you are addicted.but what i am saying is sometimes no meds will work so i have just learned to deal with my depression.and its a daily effort sometimes i dont want to be around or do anything... so now let me ask you do you know of any treatments for resistant depression? i have been suffering too long and i need relieve the hydrocodone use to make me not feel and i thought i was happy but i was just numb..maybe we can help each other out..
Anti- dependent. is good. You can keep yourself safe by not over doing any Meds.
You need to watch that you are not given drugs to stop the side effects of another. There are soooo many Meds. out there and more then one brained for your problem. Check for side effects on literature that comes with proscription and if you suffer any of them , let your Doctor know. They can change brains. Don't be scared to take drugs for your health, just us cautious.
I've been diagnosed as having both chronic depression and bipolar disorder, but I've tried just about every antidepression med out there since I was first diagnosed ~10 years ago. Personally, I just don't like how they make me feel - different ones have different effects but in general they all have made me feel like a zombie, most have had other effects including no sex drive, other types of mood changes, nausea, insomnia, weight gain, etc, and several years ago I decided I'd rather deal with it myself than deal with all that crap. A few months back my pain mgmt dr convinced me to try pristiq, she said it had pain relieving qualities, I didn't really buy it but I've been dealing with my back pain for so long and I want it to get better so bad that I figured I had to at least give it the benefit of the doubt and try it.
It made me so nauseous she had to give me an anti-nausea Rx to take along with it. Anyways, I took it for about 1 1/2 months and noticed zero help with my pain, gained ~10 lbs, and my boyfriend and coworkers all commented about me having other types of mood changes like being more irritable, rude, impatient, things like that, so between that, the weight gain, and the fact that it didn't help at all with my pain (which was the only reason I was taking it to begin with) I stopped taking it.
Not sure if any of this will help you - everyone is different, everyone's pains (physical and mental/emotional) are different and their bodies respond to things differently, so it may have done absolutely nothing for me and work just the opposite for you, but I thought I'd at least share my little story/experience with you for whatever it may be worth. And either way, I hope you find something that works for you and helps you out. I suffer from a lot of the same things as you, so trust me, I empathize with you, and I understand and would never wish this kind of stuff on anyone. I've got my fingers crossed for you, good luck and take care :)
- Pristiq Information for Consumers
- Pristiq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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