Dealing with chronic pain
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I have chronic back pain from degenerative disc desease

ZarinaBZarinaB Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2019 in Dealing with chronic pain
I have chronic back pain from degenerative disc desease. I've have had pain for the past twenty years. Only qualified for pip three years ago I'm never going to get better but still need reviews every year. Why? Medical reports attested to this yet still have to do the travelling and reviewing. Crazy mad system. 


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @ZarinaB and welcome to the community. Good to have you with us.
    'Crazy mad system'? I don't think you'll find many here who will disagree. You're certainly not alone.
    You will find others here, too, who suffer from chronic pain, and one way to get in touch with them is to look at the Dealing with chronic pain thread here.
    If you feel up to it, perhaps you could tell us a little more about yourself? The better we get to know you, the more easily we may find ways to be of use to you.
    Warmest best wishes,

  • ToffeeToffee Member Posts: 225 Pioneering
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @ZarinaB Pleased to meet you.  Welcome.

    Hope you find new friends plenty of support, help and advice.

    Anytime for a chat, debate listen.

    Loads of information

    Take care
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  • Lasian_ScopeLasian_Scope Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community, @ZarinaB!

    Please do let us know if you have any questions or need any support  :)
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,125 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ZarinaB

    ” Welcome” 

    It’s great to meet you this afternoon I do hope that you are “having a good day”

    Yes it’s “barmy” we get told to meet our consultants/team every 12mnts “Why O Why”

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you with anything???

  • ZarinaBZarinaB Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi guys thank you for the warm welcome  I lost myself and forgot I signed up here. Meds is wiping my memories. I used to pride myself on a great memory  now I feel like my brains in a fog. Not nice at all. I'm a single mum and a carer for my 12 year old autistic son.. I'm still awaiting a tribunal date hopefully soon. Thank you again for your help and support. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,481 Scope community team
    edited March 2019
    Hi @ZarinaB, welcome back! It’s good to have you with us again and thank you for sharing.
    How are you doing today?
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    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
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