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Pain

Pain

Does anyone else get frustrated when trying to explain your pain to others?

posted September 9, 2014
A MyMSTeam Member

I only found all you here on my ms team are the only ones who understands what I'm talking about. No one else gets it!

posted September 10, 2014
A MyMSTeam Member

I am with you on the frustration part. I have to remember to be patient when explaining because most people do not know enough about the disease to understand what we live with on a daily basis.

posted September 10, 2014
A MyMSTeam Member

Oh yes. I use these words feels like - some one is hammering nails into my legs, Someone is trying to break my legs, I have thousands of straight pins in my legs or arms, my legs are asleep, I can't feel my legs, I have shooting pains in my legs, or arms, down my back, in my neck. Also a twisting kind of pain, spasms. Use these words alot.

posted September 10, 2014
A MyMSTeam Member

Yes, tell them it feels like the way you ache when you have the flu.

posted September 9, 2014
A MyMSTeam Member

Yes. I do. For me it is just as hard to understand my pain as it explain it to others.

posted September 9, 2014

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