Chronic Pain Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Chronic Pain Myths You Need To Stop Believing

My Rockin Disabled Life

Hi friends, my name is Sarah and I live with a disability called Spina Bifida and have more physical challenges than most people. The media has wrongly portrayed the disabled community for as long as I can remember and makes us all seem inspirational or depressed. I am on a mission to break all the stigma surrounding disability to help you learn the truth.

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  1. Carmen Heath

    I’ve heard them all not only by regular people but also by doctors and that’s worse. This crack down on pain meds is horrible, they look at everyone as an addict and all we want is to get rid of the pain.

    1. My Rockin Disabled Life

      Yeah it’s definitely worse when you hear these things spoken by healthcare workers. I agree that the pain med crisis is horrible and sad because the people who are most affected are those who truly need them.

  2. tahliacampbell

    Thanks for this. I’ve have chronic pain since I was 17, it’s not an “old person’s problem”. I’m not addicted to my meds but I’m not rushing to get off them either. They’re something I’ll probably need for the rest of my life and there’s no shame in that.

    1. My Rockin Disabled Life

      I have had chronic pain since my my mid twenties and I am lucky that I don’t need any super strong pain killers but I do rely on them to function and do not plan on coming off of them any time soon because without my medication I would have not life!

  3. Mia

    So true! I developed endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome in my early 20’s and learned I had TMJD and fibromyalgia in my 30’s, so you’re right, age has nothing to do with it. I refuse to take narcotic pain meds, except for short periods after recovering from surgery, because of the stigma involved with them, plus I don’t want to get “hooked.” Most people would never know I go about my day with a pain level of 5 on the 10 pt scale (after meds), except my husband who can see it in my eyes. We do what we have to do, I say.

    1. My Rockin Disabled Life

      I started experiencing chronic migraine and pain in my mid to late twenties and I also have learned it has nothing to do with age because it can happen to anyone. I am lucky that the only time I may need narcotics is after surgery because I don’t know how I would feel about using them regularly.

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