Hi guys just wanted to know has anyone been told your on a lot of medication you can't still be in pain . Well the local gp nurse said just that yesterday , your already on a walletload . And now my paranoid mind has me thinking I'm a hypercondreact . Or Evan worse I don't need to say it we all know we're I'm going with it. DS
life can be cruel I will get up an win.facet
joint deseise , bulging discs , mechanical pain neuropathic .
Sorry to hear that you have been told that...just keep in mind that it was only a GP nurse's opinion. The only person with full knowledge of the pain you are suffering , regardless of the amount of medication , is you... Unfortunately sometimes we come across ignorant people who have no idea of the pain we are in ...but try not to think of yourself as a hyperchondriac....pain is real and not a pigment of our imagination.
Sending hugs and stay strong
Hey Braddo we get this sort of stigmatisation all the time, you have to learn to take it as water off a ducks back and not let it get to you, ignorant people make ignorant remarks, they have no idea or understanding about CP.
Don is right Braddo. There is little understanding of chronic pain at this point in time, so you will come across this type of stigmatization sometimes. It always gets to me for a day or two, but it's best to try hard not to let it get to you because the stress will only increase your pain. Unfortunately chronic pain thrives on stress - it loves it!
The idea of pain management is to take the amount of medication that will give you some relief and use the techniques that they teach you to manage the rest so that you can get your life back again. It may not be exactly the life you had before, but it is certainly a whole lot better than the one you have now.
I hope it goes really well for you next week.
Not every day is a good day, but there is good in every day.
"“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I grew up with my mother telling me I was a hypercondreact and telling my doctor and teachers that but in reality it actually was something quite bad seperate to CP. But its comments like that, that stick in our heads and make us question our pains. We need to realise it is those people that have an issue dealing with our health problems, not us.
There is always a SMILE
in your day,
you just need to find it!