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Recently diagnosed with PsA and Depression

Started by kingbear1. Last reply by tmbrwolf329 Aug 6. 4 Replies

Hey guys, this topic doesn't seem to have had too much activity recently so maybe this will kick start it...My name is Mark, 31 years old and I am an English guy living in Brazil. My pain started…Continue

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Depression and PsA

Started by Brooklyn Girl. Last reply by Brooklyn Girl Nov 1, 2015. 1 Reply

Melissa, My name is Iris. I also have had depression for many years. I was diagnosed with PsA 9 years ago. At that time I was working as a nurse, and had to stop working.I understand all about your…Continue

Depression and PSA

Started by Missy34. Last reply by Seenie Jul 27, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello everyone,  my name is melissa. I have had PSA since January and it's progressing faster than doctor had hoped. I have had depression for years and the certainly doesn't helook matters at all.…Continue


Started by trees. Last reply by Emma W Feb 4, 2013. 20 Replies

well no one seems to want to have a discussion about depression so I thoughtI would start one. Two days before Christmas. I have been recently diagnosed with depression. so I am on yet another pill.…Continue

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Comment by sunshine on January 24, 2015 at 10:36am

Hey Jen...I totally understand where you are!  I agree with Seenie...hugs are awesome and if you are in an area with lots of grey right now, try watching a movie with lots of sunshine or forests....if not in the mood for a funny movie.

I am blessed with sunshine here in Texas today....very grateful and feeling better.  I will be praying and sending big hugs!

Comment by Seenie on January 24, 2015 at 10:14am
Jen, oh Jen my friend. Thinking of you, struggling like this, breaks my heart. Give your beautiful little girl a long hug.
I'll check on you by PM a bit later.

Comment by Jen on January 24, 2015 at 5:48am
Aggggr. I'm susceptible to environmental depression. I know this. So I've been off to a psych since October - official diagnosis- burnout. I've been improving since then, but tonight I'm having the classic escapist thoughts, and honestly, I don't know why. I don't have burnout now - I've plenty to look forward to - but I'm sure many of you know where the escapist thoughts end up, if continued, so I just want to stop them.

Next steps anyone? Is it time to go back to the psych anyway? Or any other suggestions?

Comment by Jen on January 24, 2015 at 5:41am
Hi sunshine, let's see your sunny words!

Comment by Seenie on January 19, 2015 at 7:57pm
Tears help cleanse the soul: let them flow, Sunshine. Come back tomorrrow and tell us how you are doing.
Comment by sunshine on January 19, 2015 at 7:49pm

Well, darn....there go the waterworks again!  Thanks Seenie!

Comment by Seenie on January 19, 2015 at 7:34pm
No forgiveness necessary, Sunshine. When things are "like that", we're here to listen. You are coping with so much, no wonder you feel overwhelmed.
Letting it go does help, and I hope that you'll feel just a bit better tomorrow.
Comment by sunshine on January 19, 2015 at 7:04pm

I've dealt with mild/manageable depression for years....I have had good days and bad like everyone else.  Today....has just been overwhelming.  Please forgive while I vent....too exhausted and in too much pain to go into it all but I have been in tears most of the day and run into dead ends everywhere I turn.  Pain is high, money is low, no ins right now, husband is very busy ...self employed....missed seeing my sister this weekend when she came in from VA because I didn't have $$ to rent a car and Rob needed our only car.....sorry gang....just needed to let some of this go.  So grateful for this site.

Comment by Dini on November 22, 2014 at 4:43pm

I have been taking Trazadone for several months now. At first it worked really well. Helped my depression and me to sleep. Lately though I find it makes me fatigued and is not helping much at all with my depression. I tried cutting the dose down which my doc said was ok if it worked for me but at this point that isn't even working.

I think it's time to go back to the psychologist and speak to him about trying another medication.

Comment by bsp on November 19, 2014 at 9:13am

 I too have been diagnosed with depression, along with Psa, found that sometimes my family tends to forget that I have major pain when moving and they still expect me to do a lot for them when I cannot (I am a handy man jack of all trades type) even though I have communicated this to them, found the best medicine for this was to get away from the phone and house go for a walk and also say NO when needed. anyone else have this type of  issue! 


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