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What people with chronic pain want their friends to understand about living with the condition.


7 Things People With Chronic Pain Want Friends To Know

  1. “My pain is different from your.”
  2.  “Yes, I can be exhausted after only being awake for a few hours.”
  3. “I love hugs, but some days can’t stand to be touched.”
  4. “Getting comfortable enough to sleep can be difficult.”
  5. “Brain fog makes me forgetful.”
  6. “Flare-ups can happen unexpectedly, so I often have to cancel.”
  7. “I am still learning, so I will get frustrated.”

By N.A. Le Brun

Originally published: April 19, 2017
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