So I let someone move in who claims to have lower back problems. She was trying for dissability but got dropped. Anyway I have back pain and have never has the extreme responses she seems to have and the only difference between what wrong with her and me is she has a bulged disk but the doctor feels her pain is nerve pain and weak muscles.
I have a pinched nerve and weak muscles from dealing with it for over 10 years before I started seeing a pain doc. I find the more I move the better I feel within reason. Lying or sitting or standing in the same spot for a long time hurts. Mornings are the worst for me, I have to use a heating pad before I get up and it takes about an hour for the pain to good down enough it isn't the main thought on my mind. I avoid narodics like the plague and only take neuroinhibiters and otc meds.
So the thing is she weighs about 300lbs and stays in bed almost all the time. I've told her if her doc knew he'd rip her a new one. She says it hurts too bad and ONLY laying down helps. When she does get up she makes a point to double over like she's in labor. Physical therapy made her cry so bad on the second visit he said don't come back I can't help you. She can walk just fine without a limp unless she's making a big fuss about not being able to do anything. On the day I helped her move she was doubled over crying in pain the whole time like even packing a box was too hard. When she saw the doc absolutely every place he touched she winced in pain and acted like she might fall. All this and she can completely rearrange a room full of heavy furniture. I never would have dared to do that alone.
I will not allow her to be on narcotics in my house [bc] Please do not use abbreviated text talk
I have kids and she also drives my car. She's always screaming she don't like them but she was on them for 2 years before moving in and keeps trying to get them claiming nothing else works.
So I'd like to know from people who actually experience back pain what do you think the chances are she exaggerates her pain?