It’s hard living with chronic pain at all but to live with pain and mental illness can make the day to day really rough and almost impossible. From the time I wake up until going to sleep I’m in incredible pain. My head, and back and feet, it’s all a lot swirling in my body.
But then when you add in anxiety, BPD, depression and PTSD it makes for a lot of emotions all at once. The pain makes the mental illness worse and then the mental illness makes the pain worse.
I know if I could have a day without one or the other then the others would feel better too. It’s a seemingly unbreakable cycle.
The biggest problem is that everything happening all at once is overwhelming and tiresome. There’s no way to to stop it, but then you’re so tired you can’t sleep.
How to stop it.