I feel tired so often. I know it must be the pain I am feeling on a daily basis and I never feel like I've rested well. I wake up several times in the night. I've also not really felt like a healthy person mentally. Often times very emotional and sensitive (overly). I don't feel like socializing or going out to do activities. I'd rather stay in.
I have had two car accidents since 1990. Both gave me sideways whiplash injuries. Over the years, I've seen chiropractors, physios and osteos to help with keeping my pain under control..but I have pain nearly daily and the level of pain ranges between a 6 - 10 on a scale of 1-10. I'm tired of this.
I've spoken to my doctor who has given me a slip to have an xray of my back done. I've not had an xray for years. I'm not sure what this will do except perhaps be a stepping stone to see a back specialist. (Btw, I live in Holland and am not 100% sure yet how to go about getting help.)
I have been given prescriptions for diazepam and diclofenacnatrium (50mg)..which do not really help 100% but lessen my pain. I work full-time at a desk job. I'm thinking that perhaps I will have to take stronger prescribed pain meds..but my question is, is there a med that can stop pain AND allow me to work? Do pain meds make you feel more depressed?
Any insight appreciated. I shouldn't have waited to long to seek help but I've been trying to be a martyr against my pain. It's not working for me anymore. I need help.