Patient :I woke from an ACDF at C5 & C6 six months ago straight into clinical depression and have been suffering from it since then. I have been treated with 5 different antidepressants but none worked, only Remeron helped but I could not take the suicidal thoughts so have just come off it. I tapered of it and cut it out at 6mg but still hit bad with withdrawals, high anxiety, depression, not sleeping, but I'm eating ok so far. Is this my depression coming through or is it the withdrawal from Remeron? I had a complication where the neck brace and 2 bone spurs are partly obstructing my food intake tube, it also causes me pain when swallowing, what can I do about this, is there keyhole surgery to help it? I feel my depression and anxiety is feeding of this problem! many thanks for your time and kind regards, Norm
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