Managing anxiety, depression and pain

DATE: Thursday 14th April 2022

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In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety1. For those who experience depression and anxiety daily, even the smallest of tasks can be a challenge.

Jinhee has been battling anxiety and depression as well as pain in her jaw, joints, and legs. The severity of her symptoms has meant she has struggled with her movement as well as their emotional state.

To manage the jaw, joint and leg pain Jinhee was taking paracetamol, but this did not satisfactorily reduce her pain. Jinhee was also attending counselling in the pursuit of improving her mental state and reducing her depression and anxiety, however, she said that “it didn’t help much”.

A portrait of Medlab's patient Jinhee

Following a discussion with her doctor, Jinhee was provided with a Medlab drug under investigation evaluating the effectiveness of controlling pain. After using the drug, Jinhee’s pain had reduced, and she stopped using paracetamol for pain. 

After taking the drug, Jinhee’s mood also improved “I have mood stability, ‘the Medlab drug’ helps me stay calm”. Her feelings towards life were different, and she experienced reduced suicidal feelings.

1.. ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007 (2008), p 27


Disclaimer

All patient stories are based on real life experiences as told to us; Jinhee has given consent to share her story and is not affiliated with Medlab.

If you have anxiety, depression or chronic pain and you are concerned about managing your pain or other symptoms, talk with your doctor about the treatment options available to you.