Posted by LJ
on November 30, 2000 at 12:06:28:
Newly diagnosed with RA, I'm already seeing that family and friends have misperceptions about the intensity and extent of RA pain. I've had to beg off a few family occasions because of the pain and I think they are beginning to view me as a WHINER, a hypochondriac. This is very upsetting on top of the pain. Anybody have suggestions or whatever on this topic?