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Apr 15, 2015 in the Depression Community - 3
Yes I do live in a beautiful part of England. Right on the south coast near the sea. I only have a tiny little house, and no car, but life not too bad because I go out as much as I can to ease my loneliness. My arthritis so bad at the moment, but hey, I keep going. My feet burn a lot too. Back particularly painful. I will send you a privatemessa...
Apr 15, 2015 in the Arthritis Community
Please could people tell me what they find the best thing for arthritic pain relief. I live in the UK so it has to be something available here. I know we all try different medications and supplements, which I have done, but my back pain is getting worse. Can you tell me what works for you. I had a lot of physiotherapy in hospital last year and it reli...
Apr 12, 2015 in the Depression Community - 4
Could well be. I have taken pain killers that made my depression worse, and pills for bad stomach that made anxiety go through the roof. I once took Migraleve tablets with anti depressants and had a fit. Very scary. Medication can give all sorts of side effects. I have had migraines all my adult life and depression for 30 years. You are right, migrai...
Apr 11, 2015 in the Depression Community - 6
Hello Kurtis. When I was in a psychiatric hospital I was offered ECT but refused it as the thought scared me. I was also offered Lithium which I also refused. I live in the UK so do not have to pay for health care unless I could afford it and go privately. I saw people in the hospital who had ECT and it really worked for most of them. Only down side ...
Apr 11, 2015 in the Depression Community - 2
Just tell your doctor you are not feeling any better and don't feel ready to return to work. No he will not send you back to work if you tell him you are not ready. Ask him to sign you off for a few more weeks. Don't panic about it please. Your doctor will do what is best for you. Just make it clear to him how you are feeling. He has your ...
Apr 11, 2015 in the Depression Community - 3
Hello I suffer from extreme loneliness too. I am a senior citizen who has had depression for 30 years and arthritis which is giving me pain and movement problems. I do get out as much as I can to alleviate my loneliness. It is an awful thing to be alone. I have no car but go on bus just to get out, and I go to cinema by myself. I have joined a local se...
Apr 09, 2015 in the Depression Community - 5
I am not sure if I can help from the view of someone with depression. You say you have not been diagnosed with depression, but as you are posting on this site does that mean you are worrying that you may have it. Yes insomnia and nightmares can affect people with depression. If you feel this is your problem, then I suggest you see a doctor, as it is worr...
Apr 09, 2015 in the Depression Community - 6
Well at least you have experienced sex. Would be awful to leave this life without having that pleasure!! On a more positive note, you sound as if you want to help yourself through this depression. It is only us who can truly help ourselves. I am glad you have got a good supporting family, as I think that is very important. It is those that suffer alone...
Feb 28, 2015 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 2
Not any more. I just take over the counter pain killers when I feel one coming on. Hate taking strong medication.
Feb 28, 2015 in the Depression Community - 1
Find a friend or family member who will make the appointments and go with you to appointments and explain how you are feeling. You cannot deal with this alone. I know it is hard, been there myself, but support is so important. I have often found it hard to pick up the phone, and make an appointment. Also if that doctor is no help, ask to see another i...