... have nerve pain. I take cymbalta, and gabapentin. Also vicidin when pain is bad. I also get depressed every year during the holidays
Holidays are always more depressing when your alone. I am estranged from my family & don't even have a boy friend so I completely understand. Everybody else has some gr8 fun place to go or ppl to spend time with except us! I try not to think about it. Treat it like any other day. Not that they are any better but what choice do we have? Art111 actually asked if 90 50mg tramadol pills would kill him
Last night. So just knowing your not the only lonely person out there brings me a little comfort. Even though none of us will ever meet or be friends we can still give each other encouragement & support
Hello jlynncat. Not sure where you are getting this term. A neurosis is when a person is unable to function normally. Might be hindered by depression, anxiety and such. A psychosis involves hallucinatory experiences like voices, visions, and things that are not perceived by others.
Depression is treatable. It involves medication and therapy to be successful. It also takes work by the person who is suffering to seek that help and to rely upon a good therapist to teach them new ways to handle their condition and rest their mind from spinning in circles.
It is very common to have depression and anxiety when faced with a debilitating illness. Many medications we take contribute to anxiety and depression as side effects as well.
When I am in pain from my rare illness I don't feel like partcipating with others, feel lonely and tired. It is easy to spin into a full depression when one feels thoughts like "why me?" And "there is no hope, no cure." You and I know this well. This is when we seek help and fight it or succumb and dwindle. If one forgets they do have a choice... well you understand.
Holidays are known for depression regardless of health. It is the expectation, visits with family or friends, loss of family members and friends. So much mixed together. And then, the day ends and the world isn't any different. We want the excitement and change. Some people get that idea and make it a part of their lives every day. Always something to look forward to see. Others feel cheated or confused.
There are many help groups for MS and I hope you have made some connections. On this site there are caring people and a special opportunity to help others as well. We all share, learn and contribute what we know. I have found it very helpful and have made some friends here. It helps to forget depression and brings back the joy of helping others.
I wish you wellness in heart and spirit. I and many others are here to talk and listen. Write anytime. Karen
Hi and welcome to the site, you have made a good decision. The people on this site will help and educate you and put you in the right direction. The holidays are always the most difficult to handle when you have little friends or family to help you through things. I too have MS and all my family are in the UK, I have a husband who is my rock, and a daughter who is at University. I try not to dwell on how things are, but what I can do to try and make things a bit better for myself.
I spend a lot of time in the house recovering from MS flares,and recently got out of the wheel chair after spending 18 months in one. You have to try and mix with others by maybe joining your local MS society who have a great deal of advice, and they can help you get in touch with others in your area. Maybe you can make a few friends that way. Also last year for the first time I see a pain Psychologist who has helped me no end come out of my shell, and teach me how to speak up to Dr's, and others on how I am really feeling.
I used to bottle things up and put this front up so I wouldn't show my true feelings or how much I was hurting and suffering. It only took me many years to see one, but if I had that time again I wouldn't hesitate to see one. Their are a lot of great people here on this site, who have a lot of advice they could give you. Read the blogs from other people with the same problems you are experiencing, because we are all the same on this site, wanting that advice and company that maybe their not getting from others. Soon you will make friends and as others have said we may not have that physical friendships, but this is the next best thing. So take care, Liz.
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