Re: I Could Sure Use Some Assurance...
Sorry to hear of your condition and that you're experiencing horrible pain (is your pain constant or only when your disease is active?). I have UC and it's accompanied by extreme pain, in which my doctors are completely baffled about. Luckily, my doctors and pain management doctor understand just how real and horrific my pain is (I'm currently in a flare.) It's too bad that some doctors accuse their patients of making up the pain. Go with your instincts; If you're having pain, then you should do something about it. And if it's affecting your quality of life, you need to address that. Do you have a pain management doctor?