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Why We Need To Get Rid Of Pain

Why do you feel so tired after a long day? You are probably tired because of the damage you’ve endured during your day. In the days leading up to your surgery, recovery and post-op visit, you probably felt pain, but now you are back to normal. A combination of pain relief and pain control is required to be pain free in your future.

You and your spouse are going for one last lap at a long-distance relationship, but before he arrives at your doorstep you think the time to move past this one is over. Instead of talking about future plans or trying to figure out what to do in that last week of your relationship, you say ‘hi’ and pretend it never happened. When he does arrive, at home, he’s not smiling at all after meeting you again. It occurs to you that he didn’t call to apologize or ask you if he can stay the night again. He simply asked you before you even opened your door to see if you needed anything. His behavior is more than a little suspicious; you’re not exactly sure what is going on in your relationship and what he might be thinking.

Why we might be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Tens of thousands of veterans who served in the Vietnam War have experienced an overwhelming and prolonged level of emotional and physical trauma. This is often accompanied by depression and a general sense of being ‘unwell’. It manifests in many ways, which often include anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares and flashbacks into more traumatic memories. The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can last for the rest of their lives.

The symptoms of PTSD are often very subtle. You may not be able to put two words together, and you might not know exactly why you’re having such a hard time. Many times you might feel as if you’re going crazy – it can feel like you’re constantly ‘seeing’ or hearing things that aren’t there, or you sometimes feel so numb you don’t even react to things that are happening around you.

It can feel like your world has gone ‘poof’ and if you try to focus or keep active, it can be incredibly difficult.

You might find yourself avoiding or trying to avoid situations that might ‘trigger’ this feeling. You might experience panic attacks or feel that you’re about to faint. When things start getting really bad, you may end up in a total panic and become very hypervigilant of what might be going on in your environment. You might become very anxious and fearful of even the smallest of stimuli: people, smells, voices, everything.

You might find yourself avoiding any situation that involves any sort of physical or natural injury, especially one that could involve hurting another human being or taking their life. You may try to avoid contact with people and situations that involve any sort of physical pain or discomfort – even if it’s a small cut or cut by you.

You may also get in frequent trouble for taking drugs that have caused physical problems for you in the past.

You might experience anger, isolation, feelings of worthlessness, depression, hopelessness, isolation and self-hatred. It’s common to feel that the world is against you – you may start to feel that your life is a constant struggle that you can’t win.

The first two weeks after your traumatic event should be filled with feelings or thoughts of happiness and ‘normalcy’. However, by the second week you may start experiencing symptoms including: panic attacks, panic attacks where you shake, and more emotional lability.

You may notice that you’re not so relaxed around people. You may feel ‘tense’ or ‘hyper-vigilant’. Feelings of being alone or isolated or feeling isolated may also develop.

You may develop a fear of open spaces or large crowds. You may see or hear things that shouldn’t be there – or feel like the world does not belong to you. Your body and mind might begin to feel numb and numb with fear and fatigue.

Over time your fear of being seen or heard and the intense sensations of being seen and heard may eventually have some of the same characteristics as a phobia. This might feel like an acute and prolonged sense of fear that you never quite get used to.