Grief is physical
"Grief is a whole-body experience." - Christina Chipriano
Grief can have a wide range of physical effects. Changes in sleep patterns, digestion, appetite, and energy levels are common. Headaches, migraines, back pain, joint pain, and overall muscle pain are also typical physical responses to grief.
Grief can really take a toll physically on people. We hear all the time from people that grief can make you feel exhausted, like you really can’t get out of bed. Grief can change your appetite, so people often talk about not wanting to eat for weeks at a time after the death of a loved one. Grief can also cause inflammation in the body, so you often hear of individuals having health issues after the death of a loved one, and we believe there may actually be a biological cause to that. . .