Christine, Drugs aren't always the answer, and for you, it sounds like they're not. You may want to research natural remedies for depression and pain. I know there are several. Don't expect a family doctor to do counseling. Ask for a referral! Anyone in Chronic pain needs counseling to learn how to deal with the current reality. Just tell him that! (BTW, is this your new doc, or the old one you don't like?)
For those of you who are interested, here's
an interesting link. Christine, there's some really good stuff at the bottom of that page and I know you were looking for some of it!
Chris, I totally agree!
HOpe the rest of you are well! I miss hearing from you!