Depression causes low back pain

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Avatar f tn It is heartbreaking to read the pain and suffering we are all going through. I have been doing battle with major depression since the age of 13. I am 55 now, so I can easily relate to most here. I feel the absolute truth in what people are saying. I come here to learn how other people cope, what they have tried, not tried, and why. But I have questions. How did we as a group of depressed individuals get to be so huge in number? Why are there so many of us? This in itself is depressing.
Avatar f tn It was one of those things I put aside when I was low with depression, and forgot about!! Also did not pay bills, for same reason. So I know all about that. It is marvellous that you say you don't feel sorry for yourself. Most people would in your situation. When our depression is due to lack of certain chemicals, I think it can be worse, because therapy does not help. In the UK where I live, I have found that psychiatrists only deal with medication, nothing else.
Avatar m tn Can depression and axiety cause pain. I have had stomach pain almost constantly for about 1.5 years. I am very depressed as the doctors can't really tell me why.
Avatar n tn they don't know what is causing any of this and now are trying to say since she has a history of depression that her sensors are not turning off the inital pain and it may never turn off. Her Psychiatrist says no way pain causes depression not depression causing pain. he says see an orthopedic doctor to find the problem with her back pain. she is in so much pain and can't walk without assistance.
691941 tn?1227477448 Now it's getting worse,, Everytime I am in Bed I get this Burning Low Back Pain. It feels like I'm carying heavy weights and there on Fire. The Pain is only on my lower Back, No radiating down my Legs Nothing. After 4 Drs. they don't know what it could be,, they sy normally laying down helps back pain,, Mine is just the opposite..
Avatar n tn headaches, backaches, fibromyalgia) PMS Antidepressants or 5-HTP improve mood Family history of depression/anxiety/OCD/eating disorders Serotonin levels may be low due to a combination of genetic and acquired reasons. Serotonin can be raised effectively using either nutrient based therapies or medications. Serotonin is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan.
Avatar n tn Clearly i am addicted to the pills. it's been two years now. And i'm still in pain. As i type i feel like my lower back is getting ready to spasm...i could just use a little support and any suggestions from anyone who has been through it and made it...or is working on it too would be great. is the addiction worth it? Can these docs ever really figure it out and get it right? thanks for reading and feel free to email opr respond in the forum. -c.j.
209591 tn?1267418314 From The sound of it you're having some really bad depression. Chronic pain can deffinately cause depression. I have RSD and other problems that cause me a lot of pain. They cause some depression problems for me. If you are in a lot of pain all the time and it isn't being treated good enough it can deffinately cause some SERIOUS depression problems. That's the story of my life. Also stopping some medications can cause depression. It is a common side effect of withdrawls from many meds.
Avatar n tn Hi, I think you should be seeing an orthopedist and a neurosurgeon at earliest to further evaluate your condition and imaging study if required. Low back pain affects up to 85% of the population at some point in their lives. Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in patients <50 years old. Herniation of a lumbar disc is one of the major causes of acute and chronic lower back pain which may be associated with leg pain, weakness, and numbness, often referred to as sciatica.
Avatar n tn An anyone out there explain 1) the feelsings of depression and will they subside in time? 2) Is the joint pain from the chemo (carboplatimum and toxal or Nulasta taken to build the white count)?3) How long before you began to regain your strength and not feel so tired?
2010625 tn?1329375656 I think if there is a way to support the research of fibromyalgia that we should as it is very important, to figure out the causes, and ways to find better treatments. I know at one point I was in so much pain without any pain medication, that it caused me to have an episode of dissociation. I really hope that the medical community figures it out soon, as there are so many people suffering, and will continue to suffer until they do.
230948 tn?1235847929 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?
Avatar m tn I had a 1year 6 month ago accura scope surgery on my low back and come out have a nerve damage on my back my pain is constant even try nerve stimulator did not work excise and walking do not help dr's just give me the pain medications saying just wait for the nerve to heal do anybody have a same experiences? there is another treatments out there? think about using vitamins to help heal the nerve damage. give me a feed back please! Thank You!
Avatar m tn Ever since I could remember I was considered forgetful and flighty. Now that my depression and anxiety (severe depression usually causes some level of anxiety) are treated with meds and therapy my functioning is much higher. I have completely turned around my work situation and am turning around my social situations as well. Notice your function went down after you went off your meds. My doctor says the goal of depression treatment is complete remission. e.g.
Avatar m tn I would say, my joint aches are slightly better (probably 30-40% from the peak symptoms) after starting the above supplements, but now I have started having upper back issues. About 3 weeks back, I started having pain in upper back, waking up with stiffness, headaches and sort of foggy head. I would like to know if these symptoms are manifestations of Hypo and if so, did you do anything that eased these problems ...
Avatar n tn Second time, severe migraines and worsened nausea and pain. I also stopped getting my period.
401095 tn?1351395370 Depression ADD/ADHD Psychosis Anxiety/Panic disorder Bipolar disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Sleep disorders The list is a long one. These are only a few examples. About 1 in 5 adults suffer from a mental disorder and many suffer from more than one at a time. Women are nearly twice as likely to suffer from major depression than men. However, men and women are equally likely to develop bipolar disorder.
Avatar m tn I had a complete hystrectomy 5 years ago due to an undetermined mass which thankfully turned out ben..broke my back had 2 back sur..some neurological damage and weekness in legs can't run anymore but I can resection..inflamatory bowel w/ suspected crones but not proven yet..apendectomy..gaulblader out..and most recently aside from the obivious another mass of indetermined origin lower abd. and a noduel on the rt. upper plura throw in a bit of major depression ..
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn hi to everybody! hope everything gonna fine with us even though were undergoing trials & difficulties. well just wanna ask some question pls, needs some help from all of you. it is normal for those under tx to have back pain & fever? my hubby's complaining from it most of the time, once he took riba he feel so weak, back bones terribly pains, sometimes cause him to fever, prior to that he wasnt able to relax and sleep most of the time.
618210 tn?1223930565 Many of us turn to drugs and alcohal to self medicate before we even know that we need help? I've suffered with depression since i was a teen, and (now that I think back) mild anxiety only to self medicate to get through. As I got older I was able to see what was happening and get counseling. My panic and anxiety attacks didn't happen till i was 24 and i wasn't doing drugs at the time.
Avatar n tn This kind of stuff just annoys the sh!t out of me. This is part of an article on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper today. "A key example is the treatment of hepatitis C, which often is contracted through intravenous drug use, tattoos and sexual contact. Until several years ago, there were no effective medications for the liver disease. About 2,500 Wisconsin inmates - or 14% - have hepatitis C, a rate four times as high as the state's general population.
Avatar n tn But, I'm losing weight due to not being hungry and staying away from food because of how much pain in causes me. I've losst 9 lbs in 5 weeks. Not to get disgusting, but when I go on the pottly and have a looks like there grease been thrown in the water. It actually has a grease slick in the bowl!!!! What's THAT about?????????? I had a serum serotonin level done today and it came out a 10.
5856747 tn?1403352282 Low back pain. Some causes and management. Low back pain is the most frequently reported orthopedic complaint presenting in general practise and to hospital emergency rooms across the world. It can be divided into three different categories for the purpose of description: Acute lower back pain: This is where the back pain is of sudden onset and is usually associated with some movement or strain such as lifting or pulling or bending down.
Avatar f tn or disturbed - it goes into protection mode and increase the amount of protective fluid around the uterus - mainly between the colon and the back of the uterus. Increase in fluid causes pressure, which causes poor circulation, which causes pain to the areas directly around the uterus (lower abdomen and top of legs), and also causes a full sensation in the bowel.
Avatar n tn For the past couple of years she has been having severe naseua, vomiting, and back pain. The episodes have been much more frequent lately. She was hospitalized on and off for six weeks. Her doctors are unable to help her. During these episodes IV therapy is the only thing that can help. She is down to skin and bones because most days she cannot eat or hold food down.
1375671 tn?1278754196 I hope you get some better advice then what I have given you and I wish you luck and I hope you get better, Chronic pain is the worse to deal with and it causes depression, Are you on depression pills? Most people that live with pain take them.
479216 tn?1208116161 I became very ill and my doctor finally put me on thyroid hormone my t3 was only 2 . I now take armour. When I was sick I got your symptoms. Low thyroid causes low vitamin b6. Take vitamin b complex. I'm no doctor so ask one, but I know it took away my panic attacks right away.You also can get adrenal problems that cause you to get dizzy. Low b6 is a real problem. Look it up. Carpel tunnel is caused by low b 6 ,also car sickness. Lots and lots of problems from low b6.
Avatar m tn I have had a Varicocele Emobilization back in June 2013 which went well. Since then I still get the pain and discomfort but as frequent. I was jut recently diagnosed with Low Testosterone along with Bilateral Testicular Atrophy and Primary Hypogonadism. Still worried about the pain and discomfort though....