In fact, many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms. These include:
Headaches. These are fairly common in people with depression. If you already had migraine headaches, they may seem worse if you’re depressed.
Back pain. If you already suffer with back pain, it may be worse if you become depressed.
Muscle aches and joint pain.Depression can make any kind of chronic pain worse.
Chest pain. Obviously, it’s very important to get chest pain checked out by an expert right away. It can be a sign of serious heart, stomach, lung or other problems. But depression can contribute to the discomfort associated with chest pain.
Digestive problems. You might feel queasy or nauseated. You might have diarrhea or become chronically constipated.
Exhaustion and fatigue. No matter how much you sleep, you may still feel tired or worn out. Getting out of the bed in the morning may seem very hard, even impossible.
Sleeping problems. Many people with depression can’t sleep well anymore. They wake up too early or can’t fall asleep when they go to bed. Others sleep much more than normal.
Change in appetite or weight. Some people with depression lose their appetite and lose weight. Others find they crave certain foods — like carbohydrates — and weigh more.
Dizziness or lightheadedness.
This evening I find myself drawn to share some quotes on a topic that not only affects myself but people I care about.
It is a topic which although has made some progress is ending the “stigma” associated with it, I feel that our society and cultures still have a long way to go.
Work forces need to have sensitivity training and a better understanding of the human condition instead of individuals being treated like a number.
There are still so many people who suffer in silence due to the fear of judgement, upbringings, cliches that do more harm then good amd so many people who are struggling to find their voice and speak out.
Many people do not realize that depression and mental health come with not just emotional pain but physical side effects too. Thr symptoms can be body aches, migranes, nauseau, lethargicness, weakness and much more.
I apologize for my absence and delay in keeping everyone up to date in the journey ahead!
The new job is going well, it has been awhile simce I worked in retail field so I am starting to slowly get back into swing of things. It is a relearning experience as such and it is a lesson in rebuilding confidence as the last time I worked in retail it was around the time I was diagnosed with anxiety.
I miss my clients ar Care Partners but it is so much less stress being able to work in one location, inside with at least a guantee of some hours.