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....