Persistent, chronic or long term pain, is pain that has lasted for longer than 3 months after you would have expected to recover following illness or injury. Moreover it is resistant to treatments such as medication, therapies, exercise, injections or even surgery.
Fibromyalgia is a common condition where you experience widespread pain, tenderness and fatigue. The pain tends to be diffused aching or burning, which changes in severity at different times and is felt in different parts of the body.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune condition whereby your immune system attacks healthy parts of your body; namely your brain or spinal cord. There are three types of MS relapsing, primary progressive and secondary progressive which have different prognosis.
Crohn’s Disease, along with Ulcerative Colitis, is one of the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects more than 300,000 people in the UK. They are chronic (ongoing and lifelong) conditions and symptoms will vary from person to person and range from mild to severe.
Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life.
Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life, or feeling that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide, or making clear plans to take your own life.
Bereavement is the loss of someone who had played a role in your life and grief is the emotion you feel in such a situation. Grief can also be the loss of something important in your life such as your job, relationship or ability to do things such as through illness or trauma.
The most common cause of insomnia is a change in your daily routine. This can be anything like travelling, a change in working hours, change in eating habits, exercise or leisure activities. Relationship issues can also cause problems to sleep too.