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Lower back pain and depression

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 19, 2020 3:33 AM

Anonymous 7 days

Assalamualaikum dr, saya berumur 19 tahun… about 4 months ago, i’m having lower back pain when walking too long in mall during my period… that pain really changed my mood and start having depression for a month and constipation until now… this already happened twice in the same situation… but my depression and irritability getting worse…sometimes i’m ok but sometimes when my family talking to me made me anger, sad, crying, depressed and keep saying that “i want to die”…my mood keep changing… is that lower back pain can be a symptoms of ‘severe pms’?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 7 days
General Practitioner

Waalaikumussalam, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern regarding your situation. There are few conditions where it can contribute to the mood symptoms you mentioned in the question section, which are:

  • Premenstrual symptom (PMS) itself due to hormonal changes in the body when it is near to menstruation time
  • Depression due to menstruation
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder (expansive change in moods)

For your lower back pain, it could be related to your menstruation or period. However you have to be assessed by the doctors personally in order to know the cause of your back pain and your mood changes so that proper treatment can be given.

Furthermore, you can do these activities when you are having similar symptoms:

  • Deep breathing exercise
  • Meditation
  • Excercise often as this can keep your body in its shape and this could reduce your back pain issue
  • Do activities that you enjoy to keep your mood intact
  • Be around people that gives out positive energy or aura towards you

Other than that, if you have suicidal thoughts and tendency to hurt yourself, do talk about it with the person or people you trust or alternatively you can contact Befrienders and call their 24 hours Suicide Helpline at 03-76272929 personally and they are able to help you. Alternatively you can talk to our doctors at (DoctorOnCall) for online private consultation and help. Thank you.

Last Updated: Thu Nov 19 2020 03:33:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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