I Am Tired of Having to Explain My Pain and Need of Pain Meds

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    I Am In Pain You Assh*le!

    I have had more than 40 surgeries in the last 21 years and 10 of them have been on my spine. I am tired of telling people that I am in pain and I need the drugs I am on. I am expected not to tell anyone that I hurt because it makes them uncomfortable. I am expected to bear more...
    Mypossibilities Mypossibilities
    41-45, F
    16 Responses Oct 13, 2008

    It Is Exausting

    most people do not undersand.i wish i could go without my meds.i am not on narcotics like most who have pain,i am actually on a seizure medicine,ain`t that something!but ,hey, it works.makes me lathargeic sometimes,but it is better than screaming!
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    3 Responses Apr 7, 2009

    Tomorrow I Go In For My 1st Treatment

    Tomorrow is my 1st treatment for my GAD antibodies.  It's an all day treatment and quite frankly i'm terrified.  I've had so many doctors and so many different treatments that i feel like a guinea pig.  I simply can't get my hopes up any more and that's sad because hope is all...
    annabelle7 annabelle7
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2012

    PAIN to the Fifth Power!

    I was always in pain, way before the surgery. Now it's even worse. burning, pulling, stretching, raw feeling i always have in my stoamch regieon. I take 5 tylenol pms at night and four during the day. Last time i webt to doctor, the meds they gave me didn't work/ But they won't...
    BOOHOO42 BOOHOO42
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2009

    Not Having to Explain But Fear of the Pain.

    Fear of pain Saturday, May 23, 2009 | A Call For Help story I  called this call for help because maybe you  guys here have some ideas to help me. I had the eye sewn shut and that is not helping the eye movement pain I have and that is the only pain I have left...
    leejcaroll leejcaroll
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 23, 2009

    So Sick of It

        i am so tired of having to explain my pain to people . so sick of doctors visits . not having any real relief from the pain .  having people ask what is wrong with you . i say leg pain and arms and all that . and they just look at me wierd. i am sick of it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    I Am Not A Drug Addict !!

    Due to SO moving for work, I have had to see different doctors. I must say I now have a doctor who seems to understand me - the "me" under the pain. And he shows me trust. He has seen my X-Rays and test results, and he truly understands that I would be expected to...
    OzAngel OzAngel
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    Pain Management...

    I know this isn't a huge group, but the title couldn't have reflected my feelings more. Pain management is not about trying to get doctors to write you scripts to get high. It's about trying to achieve some sort of normalcy in our lives, and dealing with constant agony at the...
    msdamgoode msdamgoode
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2012

    Worst Hospital Visit Ever!!!

    well as anyone who suffers from a chronic illness can tell you it can be very isolating.  So when i had a recent pancreatitis and diabetic DKA flare up i didn't have anyone to get me to my normal hospital in seattle and an ambulance will only transport you to the nearest...
    annabelle7 annabelle7
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2012

    This the 3rd time I have lost a good doctor

    and am left to suffer. The doctor suddenly disappeared when office changed policy to no longer write scripts for short acting meds for activity based pain, and 'stricter' policy. My appt with new PA was back to square one. I was treated like a piece of trash and they wiped...
    NotLiving464 NotLiving464
    46-50, F
    May 16, 2014
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