Does CS effect emotions?

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I have recently been diagnosed with Cervical Spondylosis and I am waiting for an MRI scan. It has been so helpful to be able to read other people's experiences. My question is somedays I wake up and feel quite tearful and from what I can gather it seems to be linked to my CS has anybody else experienced this? :cry:

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    [quote:709ddb0e93=\"Little Bear\"][color=darkblue:709ddb0e93][/color:709ddb0e93]I have recently been diagnosed with Cervical Spondylosis and I am waiting for an MRI scan. It has been so helpful to be able to read other people's experiences. My question is somedays I wake up and feel quite tearful and from what I can gather it seems to be linked to my CS has anybody else experienced this? :cry:[/quote:709ddb0e93]

    Hiya Little Bear smile

    I think it's hardly surprising that we wake up most mornings with a sense of sadness, after all. we have lost something quite precious to us ( our good health) and gained this awful condition :cry: for me most days can be a fight with the pain, stiffness, inablity to get on with normal daily activities, which I think have made me very introvert. I tend to think that if I'm on my own I can deal with the whole thing much better.

    But please do go to your GP if you find yourself getting any worse, fighting pain and depression is not an option for you. you can get help.

    I also find music a great help, Tamala Motown at full blast. blows the cobwebs away 8)

    Take Care. be gentle with yourselves

    Emxx :wink:

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    i am sorry to hear about your emotional response to this awful affliction. i was taking anti-depressants for years but to no avail, it isnt a chemical depression it is a reaction to our plight. we are depressed because of how we feel and we feel more pain down to the depression. it is a never ending circle. if we got the support we needed and the pain relief we need then maybe we wouldnt feel so depressed. be possitive and make sure you get in touch with your local pain clinic,it may not help your emotions but it might help the reason behind them.
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    Lack of sleep or disturbed sleep due to pain can lead to tearfulness and the usual depressive symptoms. Certainly, I frequently wake up with a head and/or neck-ache, and feel distinctly unwilling to face the day. But I'm not so sure that this or any other condition actually causes depression on a long-term basis. I've had depressive illness more on than off for over 45 years (which at least shows you can live with it!) and it makes pain worse, as well as pain making it worse. However, it can come on when I'm feeling otherwise well.

    Why I'm posting this is, your symptoms of depression may or may not have anything to do with your spondylosis, and it's important that you see the GP if you're tearful and feeling hopeless. We can all come to the conclusion that our physical probems are causing us to feel fed up, and of course they do, but depression is more than just being sick of being sick, it's a condition in its own right and you need to talk to a professional about it without delay. Best of luck.

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    Hi,

    I totally agree with Roberts assessment of c/s and depression. I don't think the neck pain or headaches actually cause emotional depression, but both can feel worse when both are active. It might be worth asking your doctor for a blood test for thyroid imbalances as these are well known to cause inexplicable emotional ups and downs and certainly tearfulness with no obvious cause.

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    Hi,

    I totally agree with Roberts assessment of c/s and depression. I don't think the neck pain or headaches actually cause emotional depression, but both can feel worse when both are active. It might be worth asking your doctor for a blood test for thyroid imbalances as these are well known to cause inexplicable emotional ups and downs and certainly tearfulness with no obvious cause.

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