We are sorry to hear the healthcare community has not been of help to you. Sometimes it can be helpful to take a family member or good friend to our healthcare appointments.
It gives the healthcare provider another voice to hear and sometimes hearing from that other person it makes a bigger impact because they can share how the pain and chronic condition is affecting your life.
Keeping a pain journey can also be helpful. It gives the provider something to read and can help them understand the impact of the pain on your life.
Those who use a journal, write down the level of pain they have throughout the day and what may have helped ease the pain or what caused the pain to spike upwards.
Please do keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
TPC Community Moderator
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