Depression & anxiety are not uncommon when one has chronic pain.
Some symptoms of depression include:
· Feelings of hopelessness
· Decreased self-worth
· No longer finding joy in the things you used to
· Withdrawal from loved ones
· Excessive and inappropriate guilt
Some symptoms of anxiety include:
· Feeling nervous or fearful
· Increased heart rate
· Easily startled
· Panic symptoms
Chronic pain can bring with it a host of other issues. You are not alone if you are experiencing these symptoms.
There is hope and there are treatments available to help.