Pain more common in people with bipolar

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2020
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February 1, 2105, LONDON, United Kingdom—People with bipolar disorder experience significantly more pain than people without the disorder, new research suggests.

British researchers analyzed previous studies and found that people with the disorder were much more likely to experience physical pain, particularly chronic pain and migraines.

The authors concluded that the assessment and treatment of pain should be an integral part of the management of bipolar disorder.

The study, which appeared in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, was entitled “The prevalence of pain in bipolar disorder: a systematic review and large-scale meta-analysis.”

 

 

Source- Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

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  1. I am bipolar and have chronic pain. I also have diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, neuroapathy, herniated disc in lumbar spine and bulging disc. Also COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. It sucks because nothing seems to help with the pain. I wear pain patches and take pills and still feel the pain.

  2. I has chronic pain too as well… So bad that my reputation became so ugly for being as drug addict while I am not and I do have diagnosis for my painful condition. I also wondered if bipolar increased my sensitivity to pain?

  3. I am bipolar and have chronic pain in my back and neck. I guess I am lucky because I have a diagnosis. I have pain in my back with pain in my left leg due to nerve damage. I also have degenerative disease in my neck. I will be having my second back surgery this month. I filed for disability and because they didn’t bother to read the doctors comments, they said I was a liar and a drug addict. I only take two pain pills a day. Sometimes I wonder if my pain feels worse because I am bipolar.

  4. I have Bipolar disorder and chronic pain. I had it when I was skinny and now that I am overweight (thanks to medicine). My body hurts every day of my life and no test has ever been conclusive why my arms or legs hurt. I truly believe there is a connection between the two and I am hoping for more research to prove it.

    1. Have you seen a doctor about fibromyalgia I have this along with some other things, google it and speak to a doctor xx

      1. Yes, I agree with you. I have fibro quite badly. I do not though have Bi Polar. My husband does, and he as well has recently been having much pain in his upper shoulders and his legs get very jumpy at night. But,, I would consider asking your primary Dr. To do a fibro test on you. There is a test that can be done to verify if where you are hurting could in fact be fibro.

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