Against Antidepressants For Pain...or Anything

I am against antidepressants for several reasons.  The biggest reason is that I had a car accident and was hurt quite badly in 1990.  My jaw was broken and I hurt my neck (compressed disks).  Since that time, I took me almost 6 years before someone ACTUALLY found out I had a broken jaw and that the disks were hurt.  I went to Neurologists, Internists, you name it.  It took a trip to the dentist before I was sent to a Maxifacial Surgeon.  Before I had any help, all Drs wanted to do was put me on antidepressants.  "It will make you relax...its in your muscles, its in your head..blah, blah blah".  It never worked.  EVER.  So, when I finally got treatment, I finally had the first pain free moments in years.  Since then I have had the same Dr....until moving to NM.  The new Dr got it and made sure I had the pain medication I needed, which worked and was proven.  And since there were no Maxifacial specialits in the whole state (and I mean, WHOLE state that could do the surgery I needed), the new Dr made sure I was ok.  My migraines could be controlled and the pain was dealt with.  Well, since only living there a year before my husband was transferred to Nebraska, NOW (being here in Nebraska) I have tried to find ANY Dr in this state that won't put me on Antidepessants for muscles.  One that actually has gotten and talked to my Dr in CA....but, they'd rather give me the anitdepressants than look at the real cause.  I am frustrated.  I did try them again, but they make me sick and don't help.  The disks in my jaw are gone and I need reconstruction on them, but what do I get??? Antidepressants.  I mean, are all Drs in this state insane???  So, even with a REAL, biological problem causing the headaches etc I have, not one Dr (out of the three I tried, all at the Univ Nebraska Medical Associates) has helped.  Not one.  And they treated me terribly.....and made me feel wrong for not wanting the antidepressants.  I am NOT depressed, just pissed.  Those things make you far more sick than anything I ever took, and you can't stop them.  Anything that builds up in your blood like that and changes who you are is SOOOO wrong.  So, thats my story.  Still in pain, and no help in site.
Gingersjag Gingersjag
41-45, F
4 Responses Mar 12, 2007

HOPE U GET WELL MAN. IN MY OPINION ANTI DS SHOULD ONLY BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO ARE CLINICALLY DEPRESSED ie stopped functioning completely. I WAS GIVEN THEM AFTER MY 1ST VISIT TO SEE A DOC(quacK) AFTER A BAD LSD TRIP AND IT ONLY SEEMED TO ACCELERATE MY SELF DESTRUCTION. I BELIEVE DOCTORS JUST USE THEM AS A QUICK FIX INSTEAD OF TAKING THE TIME AND EFFORT TO GET AT THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM IE YOUR LIFESTYLE , EMOTIONAL STATE ETC. DOCTORS ACT LIKE GLORIFIED DRUG DEALERS AND SHOULD THINK HARDER B4 PRESCRIBING THEM

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. Good luck finding a decent doctor. <br />
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I think your story should be under "I hate Nebraska" instead, though!

I have a similar story of having a stroke and noone finding out until 5yrs. later. Meanwhile doctors tried to put me on antidepressants to make me better. . . Well let me tell you if you are like me and actually have aphysical condition then those drugs will not work and will alter your state of mind. They made me want to commit suicide and homicide. When I went for help and told the doctors they threw me in the looney bin, put me on another medication and did not listen to me. When I got out I threw them away and feel better now. Although I still have scary thoughts and feelings of I am losing my mind. My therapist says that is my nerves. I suffer from anxiety disorder and panic attacks because of all the "smart" doctors so called helping me. I hear ya loud and clear. ..

i;m sorry for your trouble in finding a dr who could properly diagnose you. if you're in pain antidepressants are NOT what you need. however..... i feel the need to clarify just one point you made and that is antidepressant don't change you they allow you to be yourself who you truly are but can't be because of the mental state you're in. if they cause you to change then you are on the wrong prescription. i only know this because i have been on and off antis for many years and they saved my sanity and allowed me to function as ME again. good luck with your health and never give up your search. god bless.