After suffering from slipped disc (l3,l4,l5) + spinal cyst (chronic pain sufferer) for 5 years; i've decided to take charge of my life after constant battling depression, chronic pains sometimes excessive, difficulty in maintaining my job and almost no social life.
About 2 months ago, i started to do daily walks after work. Each day i would walk and stretch for an hour or so. Surprisingly, i find that walking works a lot. My pain reduced by 70-90%. It only hurts if i bend the wrong way etc but the pain wasn't constantly there at all! For almost a month I was so happy!
I also changed my diet to less sugar, carb, processed food to high protein + more vegetables diet. The new diet made me less tired and made me feel i have more energy therefore i was able to push myself to do my daily walks.
BUT.... yes there's always a but!
Less than a month ago, I started taking sleeping pills (zolpidem) daily. I started to have insomnia feb 2014 but only took sleeping pills 3+ weeks ago!!
My chronic lower back pains came back again gradually! Few days later it came back in FULL FORCE. I was so depressed because it meant i was back to square one again!
I have just stopped taking sleeping pills but my pains are still there. I am wondering if its possible what im doing previously could be placebo? I want to be hopeful but battling pain daily for 5 years kinda deters you from positive outlook!!!!
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