Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! Thank you so much for your donation! From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank you enough!! You are amazing!! Crystal Comments (3) petro konts February 2, 2016 at 4:32 am Thankyou Reply ↓ Bob DeMatteis November 20, 2018 at 11:56 am Hi Crystal, love your writing style, keep it up! Reply ↓ K November 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm I’ve suffered for years with chronic knee pain after an injury at age 20, and was poo-poo’ed by doctors and accused of being “anxious” when the pain continued. I lived with it without so much as an Advil, hobbling around, unable to enter beauty pageants or do certain jobs I would have loved to due to the footwear requirements that set my knee off. I then began to suffer from diffuse body pain, with the same dismissive reaction from doctors. I tried medicine: physio, dietary changes, vitamins, reiki, orthotics, meditation, etc. helped for a while. Then, this summer, I began to suffer excruciating leg pain, and after injuring my back, I suddenly became bedridden with stabbing, burning pain and muscle spasms. Complex regional pain syndrome and fibromyalgia are diagnoses, along with a rare movement disorder called DRD. Your blog has been the best thing I’ve found researching pain. Even with these diagnoses, the medical community STILL treats you like more of a mental patient, eg pain is in your head. Pain programs are useless, CBT is bullshit at a certain level of pain. It’s no more in your head than Parkinson’s is (oh look, low dopamine a neurotransmitter). Pain is real I hope everyone of these doctors gets the illnesses they treat so lightly! Thanks for giving a voice to the experience of so many. Reply ↓ Leave a Reply to Bob DeMatteis Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.