Does your depression and/or anxiety manifest as increased pain? I've found mine tends to. I have joint pain in my knees daily. The weather plays a factor in that, but I often find that if my depression and/or anxiety is elevated, so is the level of pain, and I tend to move around a lot slower. Does anyone else feel that? How do you deal with it?
Most definitely! I deal with several medical conditions and when im upset , so is the rest of me. It's very difficult to cope with. Sending gentle hugs.
I am the other way round. I suffer with a spinal headache which is often unbearable and I spend a lot of time in bed. As a result of this I also suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. A flare up if any of these ailments causes my mood to dip extremely low. Now my mood is under control due to meds, I cope with the flare ups much better.
My pain causes alot of symptoms Depression Is the hardest to deal with.
My pain is always there. When depression demons come out to play, pain is the same. Only difference is I don't care about it as much. Somtimes I just don't care about anything at all, pain included. I have migraines, joint pain in hands and hips, foot pain all the time, knees are bad sometimes and one bad shoulder. So what? No one really cares much. Those that do can't take the pain away. This is payback for mistakes made decades ago.
What to do. Put on my happy face, go to my volunteer job and help others less fortunate. Some don't have a food, shelter or clothes. My little problems don't seam so important when compared to others.
My body has fibromyalgia an been seeing a psych dr since I was a teen. Ive been molested by my dad and incest n the family raped by others. Ive never married but have 2 beautiful children who r adhd odd an bipolar they got that from there dad. Am so tired of being on this 🐀 race and not getting nowhere. Have numerous other health issues but finally after 10 an half months been back to work. Love my new job. Just getting out of bed an having a reason 2 get up an out of bed an my house is so wonderful but im tired an hurt more but it's worth it. Ty 4 asking about me. Meds r not enough but im more organized when i have a job an function better n my job but at home as well. Not seeing a psych dr now bc of insurance but dr prescribes meds 4 anxiety an depression an other health issues.