Originally Posted by gigi11
I always get the winter blues and I am going through it now.
I can totally can relate to that problem. I can even go through it when it's been rainy and overcast for a few days. So, as you know, one can only imagine what it's like to go through month after month of cold, dark and bad weather times. Although I've never technically been diagnosed with SAD, I'm pretty sure I have it to some degree and I'm guessing you may too. I'm not too sure what to do about it but I'd mention it to the doctor and he may have some ideas on how to help you.
As others have said, Yes your mind can play an incredibly large role in pain. It can both make you imagine pain and increase a problem area as worse than it really is. The mind is very powerful, so I'd get on top of things before they get out of hand. Just my two cents and I do wish you all the best of Luck going forward!