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2failed bsck surgerys and had a stroke i am so depressed
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2failed bsck surgerys and had a stroke i am so depressed

I had thearpy 4times still no relive have dropfoot gait no one seems to be able to help me. Got hurt on job 3yrs ago workers comp said there's Nothing they can do now what please help
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I am so sorry about your problems.  Are you suffering from depression and asking our help with that?  
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Hello and welcome!  I'm sorry you're having such a rough time!

Depending on where in your brain you had the stroke, that could cause you to feel depressed.  A person who has a stroke on the left side of the brain (causing the right-side of the body to be affected) often deal with a lot of emotional lability, sadness and depression.

I would ask to see a neurologist, and talk about that first, because if the stroke is playing a big role in the depression, it would be approached a little differently, possibly with meds and cognitive therapy.

Once you talk with a neurologist...if the stroke doesn't seem to be a causative factor, then you really should seek some professional help.  Therapy is a must.  You're dealing with the aftermath of a stroke that has changed your body and is affecting your function.  That's very traumatic.  Ask your doc for a referral to a psychiatrist, so you can further explore some treatment options.  You actually could do BOTH the neuro and the psych doctors.  That's a good idea.

Best to you, please let us know how you're doing.
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