Fibromyalgia and Depression


by:  Aimee Reese

You will find many articles, forums, and blogs on Fibromyalgia and Depression out there.  Those of us that have Fibromyalgia may have suffered or do suffer from depression.

This is a very delicate subject and area to discuss.  See, most of us that suffer from Fibromyalgia have either been through depression or are going through it.  In the beginning, when you have no idea what is going on with you and everyone tries to convince you that it is all in your head that will immediately set you into a depression mode.

Most of us live with the symptoms for years before we are diagnosed.  In those years we go through a zillion tests, zillion questions, a zillion loved ones saying we are hypochondriac, and doctors who just keep trying to give us more and more pills to make us go away.

I was one of these people that knew something was not right.  Something was wrong, and I was determined to find out what was causing all my issues.  It was heartbreaking when everyone around me thought it was all in my head.  I cried many nights and days.

I kept looking for a doctor that would help me and listen to me.  Through all this, you feel alone, that nobody cares and that nobody wants to help you find the solution to your continuous pain.  You feel as though you are the only one going through this, but you are not as there are others just like you that are going through the same thing.

Being in constant pain is depressing in itself.  Who wants to go around feeling like they have the flu 24/7?  Who wants to have to change the way they live so they can function on a day to day basis?  Who wants to change what they eat and how they eat so they can function day to day?  Nobody wants to do this, but those with Fibro have to, for us to get through each day.

Most doctors who don’t understand what Fibro is will try and give you depression medications, but it is not in your head, so the pain is still there.  This can lead you to be even more depressed.

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