Symptoms Commonly Affected By
The more symptoms you have, the more places in your body they’re located, and the more variable they are in severity over time, then the more likely they are to have PPD as a contributing factor.
Chronic pain symptoms
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes
Chronic tendonitis (in any joint)
Repetitive strain injury
Foot pain syndromes
Myofascial pain syndrome
Autonomic nervous system disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome
Interstitial cystitis (Irritable bladder syndrome)
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Complex regional pain syndrome)
conditions often present in patients with ppd
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Substance use disorders
Some patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), (aka Myalgic Encephalitis or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease*)
Paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning)
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Burning chest pain (resembles acid reflux)
Hypersensitivity syndromes (to touch, sound, smells, foods, medications)
* Systemic exertion intolerance disease has been identified by the Institutes of Medicine as an organic disorder. There remains controversy about this disorder and its relation to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
PPD does NOT include:
Since structural disease processes can also cause the symptoms on this list, it is important to first rule out serious medical conditions with your doctor. Ask your doctor if it’s safe for you to pursue conservative, emotional therapy-based treatment before proceeding with the treatment for PPD.
There is hope
Despite the discomfort and serious nature of these symptoms, PPD does not damage your organ tissue or body structure and you no longer have to settle for just managing your chronic pain or other symptoms. Psychophysiologic Disorders are BENIGN and CURABLE!
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