What's the worst advice you've had from a friend, colleague, or even random stranger on dealing with your pain?
It seems the second you mention having chronic pain, everyone has advice - be a vegetarian, run 12km every day, take magnesium. I was told to take Arnica tablets, to help with swelling - despite my condition (fibromyalgia) not including a whole lot of swelling, and Arnica being poisonous if you ingest it.
It's all in your head. It can't be that bad. The best was a Rheumatologist your hips and knees will feel better if you Lisa weight... I am 5'9 and 120lbs, this quack never even looked at me. I walked out and demanded a refund.
I went to a doctor who after me telling them all my symptoms said "but what does that mean?" Your the doctor im paying you 😲 that wasnt really bad advice but just something that happened to me on my fibro journey
I had a doctor tell me once that my full body pain and unbearable joint pain with weather changes was just my fibro and since fibro doesn't cause any damage I should just ignore it and push through. That was the last time I saw him.
I had a Rheumatologist tell me that until I had blood work that proved more than once that I had a super high ANA and SED rate he was not going to treat me. Um, hello????? I've been on Plaquenil for over 5 years now. Unless in flare not going to have high levels. I fired him on the spot and walked out!
"Well you are getting older and you're going to have more pain." And then being chewed out by two docs for being obese due to non activity, or"not active enough" in their opinions. And all of the above has been said at some time or another.
OMG!!! I hear the same bullshit.. Between people I thought were friends who say have a beer and relax and you'll feel better to doctors that say you need to lose weight and you'll feel better. You need to exercise. Well if I could do those things you dumb fuck, I'd be still working at my job!!!! It makes me roll my eyes every time. And if I hear one more person say "Oh, but you look so good" what the hell does that mean?🤔🙄😡
Alwayzinpain I love it!! I hate that people have said these things to you but I have heard it all too! I do not with this pain on anyone,however; some days I wish they could walk a day in our shoes just to see what bullshit advice they would have after ! Lol