It's only depression...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tiredoftired, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. tiredoftired

    tiredoftired New Member

    I went in with the nastiest nazel infection so it was hard to put my foot down but I went over and over my sleeping and eatting problems and said that I was tired of getting sick when I eat and having to take meds that put me in a coma in order to sleep.
    I had been off my depression meds for three months and she told me that as soon as I got back on my depression meds everything would get better. I asked she that with all the depression meds I have been on over the years, why didn't one of those fix the problem? ....her answer: "Oh, we'll see after you've been on this for a while!"
    She also doesn't believe in CFS... because there's no cure.
  2. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    I hate that comment it is only depression! or its just stress!

    Depression and stress alone can do terrible damage! I wish these doctors would wake up and smell the roses!

    If they were tired and achy all the time and had to drag themselves out of bed in the morning they would be quick to look for some kind of answer!

    hugs Redwillow
  3. Redshadow

    Redshadow New Member

    You said it Redwillow!

  4. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    I had been on anti-depressants for years and recently went off of them (medically supervised) and I have felt no different than I did as when on them.

    I might have needed them at one time, but years later: not needed anymore.

    Why not check with doc if you could try a newer one and see if it helps?

    And i agree: sometimes some of the docs will just say that CFS or Fm is really nothing to bother with or it is all in our minds.

    I would run from a doctor like that!

  5. julieisfree05

    julieisfree05 New Member

    Not real because there's no cure?

    Ummm..there's no cure for MS.. Does that mean it's not real either??

    I would run (or crawl) away from that doctor as fast as possible! Have you looked for a CFS specialist in your area? There are places where you can get a referral list of "good doctors".

    Good luck,

    - julie (is free!)
  6. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    Right. She doesn't believe in something because it has no cure?? There is no cure for Parkinson's yet either but I'll bet she believes in it.

    However, since I've been off the AD I'm like you and have trouble putting one foot in front of the other. I'm beginning to think I should have grit my teeth and stayed on it.

    Instead I'm considering getting a cat.

  7. NancyMystic

    NancyMystic New Member

    Honey, don't waste another minute on that doctor.

    Find a doctor who will find out what's making you sick, and treat it.

  8. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    I'm not suggesting you stick around if she's hopelessly set in her ways, but if you go the you can print out the "CFS Tool Kit" for health providers and hand it to her. She might read it and wake up!
  9. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    Depression is serious, people kill themselfs when they are depressed.Your Doctor needs to say he/she is sorry for that rude comit.

    Also be very careful when I had my mental breakdown my Doctors told me that it was because I should have been kept on anti-depresstion drugs for my life
  10. shar6710

    shar6710 New Member

    Please follow Mezombie's advice and print the tool kit
    and take it to your DR. Most Drs aren't going to argue with the CDC.

    Of course it is possible that you don't have CFS. You haven't filled out your profile so it's difficult to give advice without having more info.

    Good Luck
  11. tinktink

    tinktink New Member

    Hi W.Ann

    First find a doctor who believes in CFS and FM and who is willing to proactively help you try different treatments to make your life better. The best way to do that is ask them outright how they view it. I lucked out and my doc said oh yeah I believe it's real and there are a lot of things to try eventhough she knows there is no real cure.

    Secondly depression is one of the many symptoms of CFS/FM and a good supportive antidepressant is a good thing for many of us but antidepressants can only do so much.

    Your approach needs to be broader than that and a good doctor will support you in that.

    It helps to get yourself as informed as possible so when you go to your doctor you know a little bit about it. Read lots of posts on a lot of different subjects and you will find ones that you relate to.

    Mostly ..... find a supportive doctor!!!!!!!

    Good Luck and Best Wishes Diana
  12. jole

    jole Member

    My psychologist explains it like this - I said three times in our first session that I AM NOT Depressed, it's the pain and fatigue that makes me unable to be sociable and not care, not depression. He said "Exactly. That's what depression is. You can't have FM and not be depressed. It just is not possible to be in that much pain and not sleep well without depression being in your life."

    Well, he made me see that I was fighting the stigma of depression, not the true meaning of depression. Now I get it, and I agree. Even though on my better days I don't feel that I need an AD, the rest of the time I definitely do. They may not be the greatest thing in the world, but I can't imagine what my life would be like without them.

    Good luck to you~
  13. tiredoftired

    tiredoftired New Member

    Thanks everyone for your support.
    I have really had a hard time with this and I go tomorrow for a sleep test.
    I have talked to people on here and told tham about the horrible nightmares I had but my doc today said it wasn't my meds.
    I am having trouble finding a new doc but I am still looking.

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