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Constant physical pain

By September 2, 2011 - 8:21am

How do you cope with constant physical pain? I'm overweight. Yes I need to lose weight. But I'm also in constant back pain which leads to depression and wanting to comfort myself with food. I've tried shots I've tried pain killers. Nothing is working. The back pain is getting worse. That is depressing. What do I do?

By November 2, 2011 - 11:33am

I need to lose weight for both pain relief, which is constant, and to find another way to cope with my depression. I need to get out and walk more, and I try, but my feet hurt so badly that it is sometimes very hard to just walk from the bedroom to the bathroom! or kitchen! These are my two main destinations, but when I can and the weather permits, I go outside and walk and if the weather is bad, I walk the halls of the building I live in. It is easy to find someone to walk with because a lot of the women here like to walk. It makes it less painful when you walk with someone else, because you are talking and not thinking about the pain so much.

November 2, 2011 - 11:33am
By September 2, 2011 - 11:46am

I really do understand. I have been in so much pain and no one seems to understand and most people just think I'm lazy. About 6 months ago, I started losing weight, just doing a program I could live with. I have lost almost 60 lbs. now and have much more to go. Bottom line, my pain is minimal compared to 6 months ago.

I hate to say this, but the only way I found was to lose some weight. Nothing else will work long term or safely in my opinion. Get a support group of some kind! I emotionally needed to check in with friends or someone I trusted. I also started swimming. Just to get my body moving. Still can't do alot but it made a HUGE difference.

I have 90 lbs. to go but I feel like I have better energy now. It's not perfect but I can at least feel like there is light at the end of this long deep painful tunnel.

I had to get so mad that I was going to do what ever I HAD to...(not my Dr. because he only gave me pills that made it all much worse) to lose the weight and get a life!

I honestly hope it helps. It's not easy, but sooo worth it!

September 2, 2011 - 11:46am

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