Hi there, I'm a newbie here. I'm 32 and from Birmingham (originally from Oxford) and I've recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, although I've been showing symptoms for the past 9 years.
I just wanted to ask how everyone deals with the depression that goes with the chronic pain. I've been on antidepressantsfor around 8 years now and my partner has told me that I should come off them and try to find a didifferent way to deal with it all. My psychiatrist recently put my medication up slightly as I was having a bit of a wobble and I was completely ok with it all. Then I decided to talk things through with my partner and that's when this issue came up.
I'm all for finding another way of dealing with feeling low because of pain but I'm not sure whats out there other than talking to my psychiatrist and doctor.
To be honest, I'm getting fed up with trying to talk things through with my partner as it always seems to end in an argument about how I'm doing things wrong, so any advice would be most appreciated!