LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
................... can be difficult, exhausting, waring, confusing, frustrating, challenging and so on
I speak from 20yrs personal experience of learning how to live with it and manage it. It has not been an easy journey and has involved many CPNs, counsellors, even a pyschiatrist, pyschotherapist and many years of differing treatments and approaches.
I know that we all battle the 'I'm depressed because I'm in pain' but they like to treat us because 'you're in pain because you are depressed'.
Professional methods of treatments have changed but it's a two-way street and it is down to you to learn how to control it and is also why Pain management courses take such an holistic approach to treatment.
Take a read of this Post from the Past titled: hi was wondering how many of you had depression before fibromyalgia stuck its claws in???
This is also worth a read : Becoming an Expert Patient Article 5: Listening to your body By Lindsey Middlemiss taken from fibroaction.org
The following are taken from WebMd.com
This is a really good article discussing the following: Chronic Pain and Depression: Managing Pain When You're Depressed from the Depression Health Center
Mental Health Center: Depression, Anxiety, and Physical Health Problems - Topic Overview
Well I hope this isn't too much info to bombard you with but it's all part of our self education
Of course none of this should override the advice of your GP it is essential to speak to your GP first. I am also not a medical professional just sharing some info with my fibro friends
Healing fluffies filled with sunshine to you all xxxsianxxx