I wish we all had a "manic spell" were we can inflict our pains in our doctors at are visit and tell them you would be back in like 2 weeks.
So after 2 weeks you can ask them questions like:
So I think your pain is imagined, I'm going to refure you to a therapist OK?
I haven't seen anything physically wrong with you. Are you sure your not just exaggerating your pain?
I think you should try being on something like Advil or Alive. You can get them at any drug store. Try it for a month or to. I will see you back here in 60 days ok?
I don't want to put you on any muscle relaxers, sleeping pills or pain medicine quite yet. Let's just take the "let's wait and see" approach. I will see you in 6 months for a follow up. OK?
You can add your "questions here" as well. Lol
I know having a "manic spell" to just fix all that's wrong so we can have "normal lives" again would be best. But for once I just wish I could give it to my doctors.
Maybe.... Just maybe they would be for the better and more compassionate to you and all others in such pain.
One can only dream... (i dream of being able to do this for decades now.)
May you have peace and low pain days. ((( gentle hugs)))