Originally Posted by Juls45
I have tried everything from shots to pt. The last time I talked to the doc he said there is nothing more they can do. I have seen a Chinese medician doc and accupucture didn't even work. My weight is up there because I can't exercise so now I'm working on getting my weight down and when it warms up and the pool opens at my complex I will be going swimming. I'm almost homebound because it is so hard to get around on my own. I now have to use a walker and cane. Sometimes my left leg isn't there when I walk. I miss being active.
Sometimes its matter of having the right PT, the right injections, the right chiropractic, but most importantly the right diagnosis
I had been misdiagnosed and received the wrong PT and according to the doctors who correctly diagnosed my condition of Myofascial Pain Syndrome, the wrong physical therapy "set back my recovery by years possibly".
I can empathize with your mental exhaustion... and yet I recognize that it is symptomatic of depression that could benefit from some counseling. I had chronic depression for 22 years being at age 13. It stemmed from emotional abuse but it could have been treated and managed much earlier had I and in part my parents had been willing to recognize it and get the proper treatment for it.
Even after my first nervous breakdown in 1991, my father refused to recognize my Chronic Depression as an illness and refused to support my medical costs incurred with getting my therapy.
Sadly it took me moving to a true Metropolitian city to get access to public Mental Health care. Many states still don't have any infrastructure for providing Mental Health care for those that can't afford to pay for it on their own and most insurance plans limit the number of visits per year to any psychologists or psychiatrists and won't pay more than half for any mood altering medications, even generics.
The fallout from all this is if a person doesn't have access to public mental health care, then they spread out their appointments to balance with what their insurance allows. So this can mean they only see their mental health professional monthly or ever 2 months. Which is pretty much like trying to bail out a sinking boat with a paper cup. Too little treatment to keep the boat from sinking. Or they burn through their appointments getting treated on a weekly basis which is consistent and beneficial... but after 3 months they lack the means and resources to continue so then they fore go treatment for 9 months. One step forward, three steps back.
I see all these stories about cyber-bullying, the girl who committed suicide in Massachusetts, the Columbine shootings... And yet when it comes to universal health care people start spouting off things like Socialism, Communism, un-American and Liberal lunacy...
Everyone wants a fix but no one wants to pay the costs.
So try and get some counseling... for your best interests.