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I Am Wondering About The People Out There Like Me That Have Chronic Pain Plus Have Mental Issues. Such As Manic Bibolar, ADHD, OCD, PTSD?

I Am Wondering About The People Out There Like Me That Have Chronic Pain Plus Have Mental Issues. Such As Manic Bibolar, ADHD, OCD, PTSD?

Do u get treated differently because of the mental issues? Do they not take your pain seriously? It has happened to me for years. I got the famous, its all in your head crap!

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

My pain doctor requires psychiatric treatment along with pain therapy. I also need group therapy occasionally or maybe just one on one for stability. Pain can lead to suicidal thoughts and from the get go he told me that.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

There is still stigma out there about mental illness. It is getting better but a lot of people including medical professionals are uncomfortable with it. If a doctor asks you about your mental illness it should be on a need to know basis such as medication interactions. A good doctor will not be judgemental and take concrete proof of your medical condition such as an MRI as a guideline for treatment plan/medication. your mental illness should be secondary to your physical problems. Such as is your back issues causing more depression/anxiety for you ?

posted over 3 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

To the point that I no longer mention anything related to mental health because, if I do, it becomes their answer to anything that comes up we it me medically. It is used as an excuse and laziness on the Dr's part. Absolutely disgusting.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Omg this is such a problem and I refuse to mention ptsd and bipolor2 to almost any dr I see. My dr know is see a psych dr but thinks it is related to helping with the severe chronic pain.....since I don't take antidepressants or other psych drugs I can get away with it. If it is that important it is on a need to know basis...severe chronic pain and depression can go hand and hand...it is exhausting keeping ahead of the constant pain

posted over 3 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I know that feeling. At the pain clinic i go to they make u see a shrink too. He likes to say that we imagine that the pain is worse than it really is when we r manic! Like how would he know? Me, for one, im in less pain then because im more active and concerned about a lot of other things. He makes me so angry!

posted over 3 years ago
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