I Suffer From Depression and Chronic Pain

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    I am writing this while crying.

    I am crying because I am constantly in pain. I suffered from a bad wisdom tooth extraction a year back. I have been in pain since. My left molar next to the wisdom teeth was impacted and that had to be extracted as well. I suffer from severe period pain since the age of twelve...
    ash3426 ash3426
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    Want A Life.

    I suffer from chronic pain and severe depression. I rarely leave home. My body is covered in huge psoriatic lesions which are painful. Itch non stop and shed skin everywhere. It's sooo embarrassing. Staying at home all of the time is killing me. The depression is so much worse...
    insomniac22 insomniac22
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 26, 2013


    I was disabled in 1985 in Germany while in the US ARMY.It started with a blown disc in my lower back.I have been on narcotic pain meds since then. The thing is the older I get and the worse my back get, the more limited I am in what I can do.This actually makes the depression...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2011

    From the day I started my period at 12 I have

    had nothing but problems with my menstrual cycle. After dealing w/ this for 14 yrs I'm at my wit's end. I've had every surgery you could imagine (Laparoscopys, Pre Sacral Neurectomy, Pain Mapping and Hysterectomy!!) and by the top surgeons in the area I live in. For some reason...
    MissNik88 MissNik88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    Life Can Be A Living Hell, But You Have To Fake A Smile

    I am 39, when I was 13 I fell off of a horse preparing for a horse show and broke my back. I was so worried about the "then" little did I know it would effect my entire life! I now am in excrutiating pain daily. I am on the highest dose opioid patch, Butrans Patch/ 20 mcg/hr. I...
    itsjustmesunshines itsjustmesunshines
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2012

    Broken Heart, Old Soul, Ancient Body. But Today Is A Good Day.

    At least that's how I feel. For the most part I'm quite fun to be around, but that's only the few people I see. I tend to keep to myself and stay at home unless I have a specific place I want to go, and even then I usually talk myself out of it. But, that having more to do with...
    someblonderedhead someblonderedhead
    31-35, F
    Jun 17, 2011

    My body becomes an island floating in the souls

    great ocean...ghost ships collide and stars fall from their orbit to vanish in the cold abyss of silent space...I speak in separations...of all the things that I have lost...an economy of witches caste a hollow death spell...the flesh divides a dying cell...each day looms darker...
    Bluematador Bluematador
    46-50, F
    Sep 27, 2014

    I have been suffering from depression

    for quite some time, months or more. Pain has a lot to do with it, but so does circumstance. I am continually tired, and unable to function normally anymore. I have been falling deeper and deeper in to the abyss and fear it will be near impossible to escape. I have not been...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015


    I've been depressed most of life. When I was 10 my parents sent me to see a psychiatrist. I never felt like I belonged anywhere. Didn't need any medications until my early 30's, when my father and both grandfathers passed away. I've been on and off almost every SSRI in the...
    captainkirkwood captainkirkwood
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2012
    pastor24 pastor24
    56-60, F
    Apr 6, 2011
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