“Are you a drug-seeker?” “You look fine!” Ugh! The misconceptions about chronic illness are running rampant, and they don’t seem to show any signs of slowing. Have you heard any of these?
If you’re a doctor who thinks your chronic pain patient is “hysterical” and not really sick, you’re adding emotional damage to her physical pain. Please read.
“But you don’t LOOK sick.” “It can’t be that bad.” “I wish I could lay around and do nothing all day.” STOP IT!!! (No, seriously. Educate yourself.) Great video.