Having had polymyalgia for just over 2 1/2 years it is taking its toll on my body with the addition of other problems idiopathic scoliosis when I was a child and I second corrective surgery five years ago and pain has becoming too much. Pain so much part of my life that is difficult to determine what it was like to be normal, if there ever was a normal. My lovely supportive pain consultant specialist retired last year and I have got a new one who is approach is completely different and has done two different procedures, that have had many times before, but have not gone very well to his lack of knowledge of me. With no follow up appointments pending due to a lack of communication from one department (day clinic and pain management )to another I’m left high and dry at the moment. I am having difficulties in being positive and motivated and with pain I am in. It is relentless and unable to function some day. I know we have good days and bad days (more bad than good in my case) and I make the most of what I have but life is tough. My mobility isn’t good so it’s not the case of taking a walk each day that can lift the spirits. I saw my Doctor yesterday and he put me on Fluoxetine but am I just taking more medication I don’t know what to expect. How many of you have gone down the route of antidepressants to get the motivation back in your life?