Source: Chronic Pain Awareness
Please stop with the “it can’t be THAT bad” crap! Please & Thank you.
- A smile hides pain quite well. It doesn’t negate it.
- This façade is fake, the pain is real.
- You not believing my pain doesn’t invalidate it’s existence, just makes it harder to deal with if you mean anything to me. If you mean nothing to me, then likely you never will with that attitude.
- Just because I can do something one day, doesn’t mean I can the next. Pain is variable. It can be severe or sometimes more tolerable. It takes a lot of effort to do things because pain is fatiguing and requires recovery, but other times too much pain and I cannot function.
- Painsomnia is what we call not being able to sleep from pain alone.
- Paingry is what we call being angry because of the pain. Just being in pain and angry about it. Frustration and irritation can be taken out on others, or not. But it…
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In life, sometimes we are touched by people who understand our struggles on a level unknown to the outside world. Robin Williams was spot on, ‘Mental illness and severe depression are the mother of all bitches.
If you or someone you know are struggling with mental illness or suicidal thoughts contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
I have an interesting study that states the ability to withstand more pain is an adaptive process. We all know that it is. We know it does it with pain because we endure a vast amount of it and we cope with it as time passes. Not even sure how long it takes before our tolerance begins to grow but it is a natural process. This suggests a physical adaptive process. Although, since it is a small study they would need to dig deeper.
The small study was published in Pain.
When the researchers used heat on the men and women’s skin to induce pain, they found that the more opioid receptors they had, the greater their ability to handle pain. These receptors were higher among the people with arthritis, which the researchers say suggests that this increase is an adaptive response, possibly to make it easier to deal…
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