I am almost 50 yrs old, divorced, have 2 dogs, and have been on long term disability since March 2010. Applied for SSDI per my personal LTD insurance requirements. Have Fibromyalygia, Myofascial Pain Dysfuntion, IBS, hypothyroidism, depression and anxiety. I think that's most of it. I worked for 20 years at a high stress job and my 10 year marraige was stressful - I truly believe I burnt the candle at both ends for a long time and finally ran out of wick! I am in therapy and trying to pull myself together, so I'll see where this journey takes me!
I also have a 30 yr old son who has depression and a 12 yr old grandson who seems to be ok so far, I hope he does ok. Realizing my older brother also has depression, my younger brother is schizo-affective, and my mom (who passed away) was probably also depressed, I tend to think it's genetic. Having physical pain all the time does not help. But sometimes I wonder which came first...depression or pain? Therapists seem to think depression, but every specialist "thinks" their specialty. My physical therapist thinks my pain is the trigger points. I am her trigger point queen...she has never seen anyone with so many active ones that never really go away.
I am sensitive to any depression meds, they really screw up my brain function. After trying at least 8 different things (all 3 types), Cymbalta was prescribed during a crisis...it helped the depression for a while but seems to have stopped working like Lyrica did a couple years back. I don't think it does anything for pain, I am on a Fentanyl patch, which still only partially helps.
Enough said for now...hopefully I will update someday with better news.
Mar 28, 2010
Nov 06, 2011