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What are symptoms of chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

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CPS affects your physical health, your emotions, and even your social life over time. The pain can lead to other symptoms, such as:

Feeling very tired or wiped out

Some people with CPS need to take more and more medicine to manage their pain, which can make them dependent on these drugs.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor sleep
  • Irritability
  • Guilt
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Marriage or family problems
  • Job loss
  • Suicidal thoughts

From: What Is Chronic Pain Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

British Columbia Medical Journal : "Diagnostic judgment: Chronic pain syndrome, pain disorder, and malingering."

Frontera, Walter R., et al. , 2014. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medscape: "Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment & Management."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Chronic Pain: In Depth."

Saint Luke's Health System: "Chronic Pain Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "VHA Pain Management."

Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia,” “Endometriosis.”

KidsHealth: “Repetitive Stress Injuries.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 28, 2018

SOURCES:

British Columbia Medical Journal : "Diagnostic judgment: Chronic pain syndrome, pain disorder, and malingering."

Frontera, Walter R., et al. , 2014. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medscape: "Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment & Management."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Chronic Pain: In Depth."

Saint Luke's Health System: "Chronic Pain Syndrome."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "VHA Pain Management."

Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia,” “Endometriosis.”

KidsHealth: “Repetitive Stress Injuries.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 28, 2018

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