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    Quote Originally Posted by $$avingmom View Post
    Unfortunately depression is a big part of the chronic pain picture. I tried not taking my cymbalta for a month; I was originally put on it for pain. I soon discovered that I needed it much more for my mood and to help with depression much more than anything else! I thought I was going to go crazy with out it. I am not recommending any certain drug to you but, I would recommend you look into some kind of anti-depressant if your back pain is chronic. I know that it is a hard thing to admit that our pain is making us depressed; no one wants to admit we are in a depressed mood. I would have thought that an anti-depressant would have been the first thing your GP would have recommended for your chronic pain management. Good luck, I hope you get your referral and that it doesn't take you too long to get into see a specialist. In the mean time I would suggest to your GP that she let you try an anti-depressant to see if it helps with your mood and maybe even your pain a little bit. It can't hurt right?
    There is no shame in being depressed.
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    I haven't been on here for awhile because of issues with pain, medications, and priorities in life.
    Unfortunately I'm still struggling with much pain, but God is faithful.
    Take it one day at a time,or hour or minute if need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweetybird999 View Post
    Saw the pain specialist today and he was very helpful. He signed my Health Canada forms so I can legally use alternative medicine soon. He said it was appropriate in my situation. Also he booked cortisone shot and bone scan. Gave me new type of painkiller to try. He was so very helpful and nice.
    I am sooo sooo happy for you best wishes!!
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    Hope everyone is well & as pain-free as possible.

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    oh I am on anti depressants but they do not seem to be working as well as they did. My highs and lows are worse then they were before and I just am having issues getting excited about anything. ...only time will tell and at the oment I am in a good state lets hope this lasts lol

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    Oh no andit, I hope everything is O.K with your foot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by couponcrzy View Post
    oh I am on anti depressants but they do not seem to be working as well as they did. My highs and lows are worse then they were before and I just am having issues getting excited about anything. ...only time will tell and at the oment I am in a good state lets hope this lasts lol
    Glad to hear things are good at the moment. I have my good days and bad days as far as my mood goes too. When you live with chronic pain everyday, it does tend to effect your mood. It's hard to be happy and excited when your body is hurting . I just do the best I can to enjoy the days when my pain isn't so bad.

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    Some sites for those of you seeking alternatives. My DH reversed his diabetes with this lifestyle. Not for everyone but it is a thought.

    http://www.forksoverknives.com/

    http://www.hippocratesinst.org/

    Many articles on here that may have some tips.
    http://www.hippocratesinst.org/compo...archphrase=all

    Good luck to everyone, I wish you a pain free future my SC friends.

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    Just wanted to add that the lifelong, since I had my knees operated at 15, chronic knee pain has really gotten better since switching to a plant based diet. Even my DH noticed I have less trouble going up slopes and stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Smyth View Post
    Just wanted to add that the lifelong, since I had my knees operated at 15, chronic knee pain has really gotten better since switching to a plant based diet. Even my DH noticed I have less trouble going up slopes and stairs.
    I am a believer in what we eat affects our bodies as well. I no longer eat dairy and wheat or gluten and have found that it has helped me a lot. I was hypothyroid before being in the car accident that caused all this chronic pain, if I was eating wheat\ gluten and dairy my thyroid levels wouldn't stay at an even keel and I couldn't lose weight, even on thyroid medication. Now that I am in pain everyday, I notice if I cheat and eat something with dairy and or gluten\wheat in it I am in much more pain the next day. My theory is, that these things cause more inflammation in my body therefore increasing the pain.
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    You are right about the inflammation this is exactly what they cause. I am glad it helps you.

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    LTD denied my appeal What am suppose to do? I have not worked since March 2010, my dr. Will not allow me to go back to work (she says there is no way), but I cannot get long term disability ??? What am suppose to do??

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    So sorry to hear this. Have you applied to CPP disability? If your doc says you cannot work, then he/she could fill out these forms?
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    So sorry Abby, I am not familiar with the system in Ontario but I hope someone on here has some suggestions for you.

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    Here is the link not sure if this is the one you need or have already consulted.

    http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/...e/benefits.php

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