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Knee surgery, arthritis, knee replacement, depression, fibromialgia

Does depression ever go away? It started when I was 24 when I had my first knee surgery . Which lead to severe arthritis in my spine and whole right side of body. I have to have a knee replacement . I am 31 yrs old. My dad past away 2 yrs ago and my depression is bad around his anniversary. My husband is in prison so I am alone with 4 kids. I have alot of Dr. I have my primary, rheumatoid , back specialist, and knee specialist. I have fibromialgia in pain constantly.
Asked On : Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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Hello bdlw2008. Thanks for visiting

Unfortunately, depression is a difficult disease to treat. In some people, depression goes away but in others it does not. I would advise talking to your physician about your treatment options for depression.

Chronic pain makes depression harder to treat so I would advise talking to your rheumatologist and your primary care doctor both to see if they can work together to help you.

Be well Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Sun, 29 Apr 2012
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