Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Life in pain

Recently the National Pain Report did a survey on women in pain. I was one of the 2400 some participants... You can read the results here if you wish.

I have a few takeaways from the survey:
  • If you aren't happy with your doctor, for example they tell you your pain is all in your head, it might be time to find a new doctor.
  • If you have problems with the side effects from your pain medication (constipation is common with opioids, for example), it might be time to find a new medication. I am on an opioid pain patch and do not have constipation issues (if you must know) but I get a lot of pain relief with it.
  • It is nice to know I am not alone with multiple pain issues
  • Women do feel pain differently then men.

But then it is sad to know that women still feel discriminated by the medical system.

But we are all still here....

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