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Family's attitude towards chronic pain

May 16, 2017 11:14 AM

So I'm a 19 year old with lordosis and other issues that cause me to have chronic pain every day. Anyway, I just started in a new job where I have to stand 6-9 hours a day which you can imagine makes the pain sooooooo much worse and that's why I began taking a few pain killers.

I know that pain killers aren't good for you at all so today I asked my parents if I should call my doctor and ask for more effective but not as harmful. And what do you know.. My parents freaked.. They said that of I can't work without taking pain killers I need to quit no question about it.

But I can't quit and I can't work without pain killers so What. The. Hell. Do. I. Do. Now??

I know I could just call my doctor and not tell my parents but I'd rather be honest..

Any advice??

May 16, 2017 1:24 PM

They're just unaware of what the pain is like. I'd call your Dr & see what they say. You're doing all the right things. Can't control how others react, but you know your body best so go with that.

May 16, 2017 2:49 PM

You gotta do what's best for you and what's going to work best for you regardless of anyone's opinion. It's hard for people to understand when they haven't experienced it, and unfortunately it's going to be like that, but you will learn to pick your battles, just always remember it's YOUR body.

May 16, 2017 2:59 PM

I fully agree . Do what's best for you. Call your doc . That will ease your mind . I understand you trying to be honest with your parents but if they don't understand then you can at less remind yourself that you talked to them from the get go. And now you need to take care of you.

Good luck. Sending preyers your way.. 🤗🤗

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