Pain, Stress, Depression Cycle...

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Posted by Bill McC ( on November 06, 1999 at 23:23:04:

In Reply to: depression posted by krista on November 06, 1999 at 22:55:35:


This is not unusual. Pain, stress and depression form a viscious cyclce. Pain causes stress which causes depression which causes anticipitory pain (e.g. fear) and so forth. At a certain point, or points, each of the items (pain, stress and depression) can take on a life of their own and become primary problems. At that point, it is not sufficient to treat only one of them -- they must all be dealt with concurrently, else they will continue to feed on each other with bad consequences.

I have arrived at this point several times in my CH carrear. Ordinarily, the CH-pain is the primary problem. However, when the line is crossed and the triad gets going out of control, then its time to bring out all the big guns: Narcotic pain meds, massive antidepressants (a shock dose), chiro, massage, exercise, diet, rest, CHMB, GOD, everything. This should not be done without the full cooperation of your doctors, psychiatrists, pharmacists, chiropractors, physical therapists, coaches and trainers, spiritual advisors, friends and family. Shit, you may want to get your banker and stock broker involved, too. Have a dog? Work him in too. Get the idea? In my case, this has broken the triadic-cycle in a matter of a few days. Making a decision, getting others involved and taking action seem to be important ingrediants in the recipe.

Humor, and working with others, seem to be essential to breaking the depression component.

INADoc.... so don't sue me if this dont work.


P.S. you might want to check back in the September archives for more on this.

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