no depression this is new for me

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Registered: 01-21-2011
no depression this is new for me
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Mon, 12-17-2012 - 3:34pm

no depression this is new for me and a blessing.  i usually have depression every winter plus xmas time.  i was put on cymbalta 5 months ago for my severe scoliosis with hip pain. walking has been very difficult until this medication plus it's taken depression away and my winter blue's.  so far this med has been a blessing.  we had our 1st snow storm last night through today.  i know what it's like to have black depressions and thoughts of suicide. i did most of my life. this pill has also help me sleep better.  i just want to say to all who feel low that when i thought there was no hope i got hope from 1 small pill.  last winter from the severe pain i was suicidal i'm not this year.  just saying there's always hope.

                                                suzy

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Registered: 08-13-2012
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 12:19pm

My partner deals with depression but and says life wouldn't be "normal" without it. Still hoping to some day be depression free but it's all part of his normal.

Isn't cymbalta a pain medication? Maybe the pain was causing your depression?

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Registered: 01-21-2011
Wed, 12-19-2012 - 11:36pm

hi cymbalta is for both, pain, and depression.  it's been a real miracle med for me cause i never had a med that helped with my depression, and this one is. i never had hope to get well i have it now. i now fell there's hope again.  a good feeling. i sure hope everyone can find a med to help there depressions.  Embarassed

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Thu, 12-20-2012 - 4:21pm

Suzy,

It is so good to hear this winter is better for you, I am happy for you!!

Hugs ♥

 

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Registered: 01-21-2011
Thu, 12-20-2012 - 9:30pm
thank u heidi it's feels so good and so different. it is the 1st time i have ever felt so good in the winter days. i'm not in need of using my happy light. later girl