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Final thoughts as i leave...

Mar 16, 2017 9:24 AM

This site can be good, it can be bad for me keeping track in a log became overwhelmingly depressing. Which is why I have been absent so long and why I won't be back.

The only thing worse for me was the forum which at times was such a dark place I began feeling suicidal.

There seemed to be a lack of positive or constructive advice and instead more of a "one up" with diagnosis.

I hope everyone gets what they need here because I do know the tough road with fibromyalgia, multiple spine issues, autoimmune issues and of course the long list of mental diagnosis.

In addition I hope from this people will remember to be more positive because the lust of diagnosis is dark enough.

I am lucky or cursed to have so many issues as my disability after almost 3 years was approved because if you don't have a diagnosis on their list you have to have a ton that work together to prove disability.

For those who are seriously sick I wish disability for you and for the few I have run across trying to play the system I hope you don't hurt the people who really need it as you are the ones making the road to proof so difficult.

Good luck to all....

Mar 16, 2017 11:20 AM

Am so sorry. I haven't been around much lately due to recent surgery so sadly I wasn't able to get to know you. I hope that you find the support you need as well as understanding friendships. Its a struggle - living with chronic pain. Am so sorry you are dealing with it. Best of luck in all you do.

Mar 16, 2017 11:35 AM

Hi shammagren. I'm sorry I'm still new here . Trying to get the hang of things. I am sorry you had bad experiences

I hope you find the help and support you need and deserve.

Best of luck for you. Preying for you and your health

Best in luck in your recovery 😊

Mar 16, 2017 11:53 AM

Here here Shammagren too true!! Good luck!! Gx

Mar 16, 2017 6:25 PM

Shammagren, I have not been on that much either. I have stopped charting my pain because it was making me more anxious and depressed. I truly try to give the most honest helpful answers when I do post something. You are correct with the point that there have been a few bad negative apples. I wish only the best for you. You will be missed.

Mar 17, 2017 9:02 AM

I'm also here sparingly. I don't chart for the same reasons. In the beginning a pain clinic asked me to. It didn't​ake long for it to become depressing. No doc ever asked to see charting for me. Take care. I wish you all the best.

Mar 17, 2017 11:16 AM

Shammagren, I am sorry to see that you are leaving the forum. I haven't been on lately due to medical issues and so I have just popped in and out sending a message here and there. I enjoy seeing everyone's crafts, animals, decorating, painting, and all of the hysterical memes that are out there on some threads. It's a shame that this forum has to exist for people who live with daily pain and those who come here may have no other outlet. When times get dark, and it happens with multiple people at the same time, it can drain you if you let it. I have no doubt that there have been times I've gotten on here and Waaaaahh! Whine, whine and throw myself a pity party. I think we've all done it at some time or another.
Seems this past year has been a very difficult one to say the least for many people here (myself included) and it's over now. The new year is upon us and we are 1/4 of the way through (Think of how scary that is).🤔😳 so we need to let go of what's happened so we can take care of what's happening right now. So, I hope everyone is hanging in there and that you "Newbies" get what you need from the forum. and shammagren is not saying that this is not a good forum. It's just not working for her at the moment. Good luck and I hope you poke in and see us every now and again {{{Hugs}}}🤗💕

Apr 19, 2017 6:50 PM

I just came across this post and thought the constant charting overahelming ironically rhe reason I began it. My thought was I could "show" my pain and be believed.
I began thinking I didn't fit in because I wasn't sick enough.
So many of you seem to be in the post, say the right thing at the right time.
But this post shows ALL of us have our good days and bad and of course those dark days.
I think if Shammagren (I'm guessing) came back and only charged pain when she wanted or stayed away from posts that got her down maybe she would find a benefit here that we can't or don't get anywhere else..?
Can I blame the group for being distant to me if I don't offer much about me? (Rhetorical)
Although, the list can only clasp the out stretched hand...
(Please don't misunderstand my intent..I truly have thought these things and found this post looking for Claudia...as I have not seen a post since she had a bad reaction to an injection)

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