One problem many of us have with pain is reactive depression, with its general problems to our mental health. it goes like this
When in pain and other things are happening in your life the brain becomes busy with conflicting problems, I was dealing with family members with dementia.
So when in pain the brain becomes cluttered with problems that it cannot sort out, it can be known as Reactive Depression, your speech becomes laboured you forget what you are saying. You also forget far, middle and near memories, you suffer a great deal of tirdness you simmer with these problems and become further depressed as you are now not functioning. This can become very dangerous to that person and will feel that He/She is suffering from one of the dementias.You can also suffer anger and flustration because of it
With me I became frightened that I was getting dementia and would not accept what I was suffering from. So they decided to put me through all the tests, earlier I was given a brain scan, and now given all the tests associated with dementia, they confirmed it was the brain needing a holiday from working overtime.
What I am trying to say is that when the body suffers excessive pain it becomes confused.
What it did for me was to give an explanation on how the body works and how different health problems can lead to further problems not generally associated with chronic pain.
Now I feel more in control of my pain and I have a better understanding what pain can do.and how it can effect different parts of your life
All the best