Since I follow all forums (not always responding) I have been seeing a trend in the past 3 weeks.
There have been more of the " I've had it" posts than I've seen in almost a year.
I am not questioning anyone who has made those posts, because
while pain is subjective, you know it when you have it
But what I would like to know is WHY there has been such an increase in members saying the same thing?
- Is there some lunar cycle going on that effects this?
- Does hearing someone else say make you feel you can say it also?
- Have some of the various treatments and medicines made the effects or impacts of pain medications to lessen?
There has to be some logically reason for this. It just doesnt all of a sudden happen to so many different people.
I dont want to offend anyone, but those messages do seem to come from people who have been dealing with chronic pain for 10 years or less.. Those that have been dealing with it for longer than that, I think just figure you have to go with the flow.
The bottom line here is that we all want to reduce the amount of pain and stress that chronic pain does to a person. Maybe its also something to get more about the people. I know one of our members, Jeauxbert, no she has been through a lot is still going through a lot, has so much going on in her life right now, it would be hard to compare, yet, she keeps afloat. Why and How?
Is it in our personalities? Cause if it was just that, I am sure doctors would want to know that to help deal with various situations.
For myself, I guess I've been at chronic pain so long, been associated with the medical field for so long, and have seen so many patients that really have it hard, that I just tend to shrug a shoulder when something hits me.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences