If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Having difficulties logging in or resetting your password?
Please email [email protected]
Being Social with Chronic Pain
Hi all, basically I'm just looking for people who (I hope) get it!
I've been suffering from chronic pain now going on 10 years - I'm 26 and just miss having any form of social life and lets face it, it's just generally a lonely place when in pain.
I struggle to stay awake, have a lot of anxiety and generally be social (especially if food/drinks involved) because it's so much effort to act 'well'. I have a great support network around me and quite frankly I don't know how I'd cope without them, but at the same time, I feel like I burden them and just have no real life outside my own 4 walls... & and cold dark weather isn't helping either.
So, any advice on how not to be a party-pooper
NB - I've managed to slowly wean myself off most of my medication after some very bad side effects. I'm now using a more holistic approach which I appreciate isn't for everyone, but so far is better for me, so as much as I'd appreciate any advice, please don't recommend antidepressants/medications etc.. Thank You