Depression causes nerve pain

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I get alot of nerve pain with my fibro and with most illness like MS etc there is evidence for this with lesion seen in brain and spine so what causes the fibro nerve pain i can be in agony for a day or mths and then suddenly it goes and they can never find anything on the mri, do you think in time they will find a mri stronger enough to pick up these differences? is the hyper sensitivity where i cant bare to be touched a type of nerve pain too?
I must have went to 5 different doctors after getting medicaid,they all would say I'm not comfortable writing those medications, that I had been taking for years by now, before I found my current pcp,since I started seeing him he has also diagnosed me with, severe hypertension averaging.
bulging and herniated disks, got the worst one repaired which did help with sciatica some, sacral weakness, fibromyalgia, leg and hand weakness and of course pain, arthritis in hands getting so cannot bend fingers and thumbs properly when get up in the morning gets somewhat better during the day but cannot make a tight fist, and with all that is going on depression,and sometimes panic attacks. Last two came after pain not before.
Nerve pain should be treated with something like neurotin or Lyrica that specifically works on nerve pain. Narcotics will not do much to help that sort of pain. Hope you get to feeling better soon!
The only medication that helps with nerve pain is nerve meds like Xanax Valium, Gabitril, ect I have permanent nerve damage and took Gabitril for a while then when my symptoms lessened started taking the Valium as needed. The Valium also helps with leg spasms. Complex B vitamins help to heal the nerves. I was on a medication called Mentanx which is just a complex b vitamin mix and it was working. Unfortunately I have herniated disc and had to stop due to the pain.
I do know that FOR ME my Dr has me on 180mg of Cymbalta its a Anti/depressant and it works with pain meds and will help with nerve pain. But bottom line that is something you and your Dr need to talk about Good Luck PS I have suffered depression my whole adult life, with me the pain meds seemed to aggravate my dep.
That is also a drug for nerve pain. I have back pain from a nerve problem that doctors missed for a long time, and when I took Lyrica, it was the only thing, including ineffective opiates, that stopped my back discomfort. So, Lyrica is another one to consider, perhaps, for your Lyme symptoms. Patsy, I didn't mean to get all worked up over our opposing views on Lyrica a few days ago, I always like a lively debate, didn't mean to get personal about it.
During this re-activation process, the interaction of the virus and the nerve causes nerve stimulation which our brain interprets as pain. With Herpes zoster, the residual pain can last for long periods of time - we call this post-herpetic neuralgia. With HSV this is not the case. Previous studies of anti-viral therapy indicate little benefit of antiviral therapy for PHN. PHN can be managed with other medications and this should be done in consultation with a neurologist.
This i something i have been seriously considering for awhile, however I do have great concerns...what about the pain? It is real, and has real medical causes verified by x-rays, mri, etc...and here, the big question...if it helps me work until the end of the shift, and gets me through the day is 4-5 norcos and one percocet every day really that bad for me? aren't i the person Watson had in mind when they made these drugs?
I was diagnosed with MS 2 months before my 30th birthday, Sept. 2002. Since then, my MS really hasnt been that bad but, my symptoms keep me from working & doing daily activities. I do not take the ABC injections as of now. I have refused them at this point. Personal choice. I have chronic nerve pain in my right leg, disk buldge in lower back, siatic nerve pain in right hip. I have tried many medications from my doctor including Cymbalta, Skelaxin, Vicodine, Percocet, Darvocet, ect.
For the last six weeks I have this very severe shock like nerve pain in my left ankle right below the bone,some times it so severe that it makes me week, I have been to numerous dr`s had x-rays ,mri`s with and without dye.I had nerve tests & shock like tests and no one seems to be able to help me. If you or anyone out there could shed some light on this very mysterious problem I would be so grateful!
Approximately two years ago I start experiencing pain and twitching and after a lot of tests and a nerve biopsy it was concluded that I have nerve damage from B6 toxicity .I have numbness in my feet and hands, tingling all over and am very tired all the time.I am going to start working with my family doctor to get this reversed. I will post and let you know how it goes.
Hi does anyone have nerve issues due to hashi? I have mild hypothyroidism but very high tpo. I feel like I have peripheral neuropathy in one leg? Anyone else with simular symptoms?
he is afraid to shower that he might fall and cannot walk more than a short distance before the pain comes back, and the threat of falling haunts him. he is on a pain killer that he says doesnt work and he only takes them at night, to help him sleep but doesnt. I believe the name is hypocordone. what can we do.
Is there anyone out there that also feel that taking oxycodone causes pain in your sipnal cord from neck to lower back. My pain felt like someone had beat my spinal cord with a baseball bat. I would take the oxycodone, pain would go away, until I ran out or tried to stop taking the medication. I have heard from friends that Oxycodone will cause back pain; I am wondering if I have been taking this drug for pain, when the pain was actually created by my medication.
i had TT 8 months ago because of hashi.15 days after TT started my nerve problems.tingling ,numbless ets in my hands and legs.that time tsh was 24.now i m not ypo and still have nerve problems like m.s.i had brain MRI and is t clear.doctors told me that its because of thyroid nd anxienty.does anyone havings same problems???
I am not depressed and am happy being on this at the moment as I know it is for nerve pain/sleep rather than depression. So I am wondering how you are sleeping as this is often one of the first indicators that someone is depressed and if you can get this under control, it helps you cope better with the every day challenges. When I was depressed I did not want to socialise or see too many people, but just wanted to be on my own.
I am having the similar problems. I feel dizzy and then my heart starts racing and I feel like I need to have a bowel movement. It is very scary. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/235578'>VAGUS NERVE and STOMACH or HEART LURCHES (spasms)</a>.
those 3 years of a constant high may have did it though i forgot to mention i have pleurisy (inflammation of the chest wall) started back in November, and about a month before that i developed walking pneumonia. figures the pain in my ribs returns the day after i quit smoking. its hard for me to get out of bed, let alone do housework. i need to exercise but i just can't right now. i'd take the drugs, but i have a low tolerance to them and i don't need anything else screwing with my appetite.
Most doctors and even ER doctors have no idea what Endo is and what problems could be because of it or the pain that it causes, so most of the time I need to educate them myself. Fibroids and Adeno def go hand in hand together. Did any of your ultrasound reports state that your uterus was enlarged? the only way to tell 100% if you have adeno is through a hyster unfortunately but the signs are there just like Endo. A good surgeon will know or have an idea.
Hi I hope this will help! Vitamin B-12 deficiency causes nerve pain or tingling, dementia, mental illness, tremors and difficulty walking. Also when vitamin B-12 and vitamin D deficiency together can mimic multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and postpartom depression/phychosis. The way I found this info is I have some of these symtoms. I searched (surfed) the internet individual searches like vitamin A deficiency symptoms.and so on.
Hi RUKris, Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. I am very sorry to hear that you now have nerve pain issues. Your physician is correct that it is not uncommon to have pain post laminectomy and discectomy to say nothing of two surgeries. And yes unfortunately there are occasions that it can be just as severe as prior to surgery. I am not an expert nor have I had spine surgery but I have seen many ppl that have undergone these types of procedures.
I was told to have my MRI taken by E-Surgeon due to back pain which traveled down towards my leg. and foot right side .after seeing the MRI report i was told to have surgery .
I have no doubt there's a link between depression and chronic pain though the pain came on first as before my accident 15 years ago I had short episodic depression. Headaches start at the base of the skull or in the neck of sides of the throat, and then move their way into the head, temples jaw and the patterns of this go in cycles.
I found out about a year later from my Rheumatologist that it was actually Neuropathy, Restless Leg Syndrome as well as Myoclonus all of which are considered Neurological.
Well, I think stress can cause all sorts of things and depression too - what sorts I don't know - put pain yest - it causes pain. My MD put me on lots of pills to help with stress and depression but I still think I have MS or something like that also - but I am taking the meds and I feel better - but I am still going after a better DX because stress is not the simple answer to what I am experiencing either. Good luck.
But it sounds like the disk disease in the lower back is starting to push on your nerve roots causing pain and numbness. Generally speaking, if the problem is not too severe either by imaging studies or patient exam/history, then we see if there is improvement with conservative therapy with gentle stretching, NSAIDs, no heavy lifting and rest for about 6 weeks. If there is no improvement or the patient gets worse, then we think about surgical options.
Anybody suffer from muscle soreness in the chest area arm pain breast pain in peri menopause . I have it for some months now have had ecg chest x ray fasting bloods glucose cholesterol level 4.4 I have had tests for blood clots all clear as well but have this constant soreness .
It would appear that the hearing loss is at least in part due to a conduction probem, that is it is related to the middle ear structures which conduct sound rather than nerve damage. All pain is mediated by nerves, it can rarely be primarily due to a nerve problem, but in most cases it is due to nerves mediating the pain signals which are caused by another independent processs.
Other symptoms include odd bowl movements which are softer than usual, neck and back pain, extreme tiredness even after 15 hours of sleep. I had a blood test and mri on brain and they found nothing. I need to get out of this, i really feel like I am stoned 24 hours a day. I used to smoke marijuana but have quit for 2 months and still feel this way. I did do alot of starring at tv and computer screens.
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