... I would if I didn't have the pain my depression would be gone by now. The pain has been chronic for 6 months and I am just wondering if there is a link between the 2
Not sure as to what type of chronic pain you have. But I was told that my pain was due to my depression. I don't think mine is chronic it comes and goes. Also have read this in webmd that it can lead to pain. I would get it checked out to make sure there is nothing serious going on. I wish you the best in getting better.
Yes there can defiantly be a connection between depression and pain. Pain and cause depression and sometimes depression can cause pain. Ive had surgery and its caused me alot of pain in my shoulder, and i find when im feeling more depressed or anxious that it hurts worse, and inversely when i do something stupid to hurt it (lift something too heavy etc) it causes me to have more generalized anxious feelings
Absolutely there is a link. Beyond the obvious fact that living with chronic pain is depressing, there are chemicals secreted when you are in pain that can cause depression. One of the first approaches to dealing with fibromyalgia is to prescribe an anti depressant. Hugs to you for your chronic pain and depression- just know that you are not alone=- there are many others in your shoes and we all support you.
Your right on track.
As I was once told about a amputees, they can still feel pain in limbs that have been removed. The brain sensor tells you your toe hurts even thou the whole foot has been removed. You can't get relief and there is no toe.
The wires have to get uncrossed before it don't hurt. Sometimes they can't uncross the wires.
For the answer, is a very much yes. You may have to be on pain pills for the pain that can't be visibly their.
You are all so right!! I have been getting more depressed lately the more pain I'm in, with the cancer pain it's alot. I also find the more I let myself get depressed though the worse the pain gets, it's a vicous cycle. The thing is how do we stop the cycle? I hope someone figures that one out soon, they will be a millionaire if they do. Hang in there we are all here for you just keep reaching out so far I think that works better than any drug, legal or illegal. I will be thinking of you my friend. marjorie zych
The answers are unanimous. There is a definite link between chronic pain and depression. I am a little curious though. 6 months of pain (depending on the type and severity) seems rather soon to bring on depression. I'm assuming a lot here. So please don't be offended. As an example, if I broke my leg, I would assume it would still be a bit sore after 6 months. But I would know in my head it would get better,stronger, and would continue to improve with physical therapy. But if it's the type of chronic pain brought on by something more serious, then I would think that ok, depression may set in that quickly. Like I said, I'm assuming a lot. If the depression comes and goes as you indicate, maybe if your chronic pain were better controlled, you may not need to use any anti-depressants. In any event, I wish you good luck and hope you are feeling better soon!
most definatly it is most likely the major cause of your depression i had an accident 13 yrs ago and suffered dep 4 months after and have been on a roller coaster ride ever since i hope for you its not as traumatic stay positive and train your brain support groups are out there for your condition seek any info you can to help yourself sliding down the ladder of depression ps i dont believe in god so i dont go there at the end of the day we can only help ourselves
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