Depression & OA
Good Morning Everybody,
I hope everyone is keeping well and had a good and restive Christmas.
I have posted about this before, but i was wondering if anybody has any tips and hints they can share.
Between the lockdowns, Christmas and continual pain my depression has sadly reared its head again. I have been treated for this in the past, but have been put back onto anti-depressants to help me cope. This is fun considering the mountain of medication i am already on for my OA.
I have been practicing mindfulness on YouTube, listening to music, reading and doing as much fun activities as i can to try and lift my mood. I had planned to use some annual leave and take some time off to myself, however lockdown has put me in the position of home-schooling while wfh, which is another layer of stress to add.
The problem I'm finding is that although they distract me, I'm still back to square one which is, I've done everything the doctors asked, changed my lifestyle and I'm still in pain all the time. Its just wearing me down now.
How do other people cope knowing that the pain you are in everyday will not disappear and is what is dragging you down?
Apologies for the rant, stay safe all