At the start of the year I was in the hospital for two weeks due to really intense migraines. I’ve had these migraines and neck/back pain , IBS and other general pain for years without ever having answers. When I got released they basically said go see a therapist and go to a chronic pain clinic. So the other week I finally spoke to a person from the chronic pain clinic (couldn’t see her in person due to covid-19) and after the standard conversation repeating everything I’ve been through and all my pain I was so worried she was going to put it all down to “mental health issues” like so many other doctors have told me. At the end of the conversation I said please can you tell me what you think is actually going on and she then mentioned how she believes it is central sensitisation ( the s is there cause I’m from Australia) she then went on to say she’ll call me in a couple weeks after speaking to her team and my doctor about a plan. After the phone call I burst into tears whilst reading about central sensitisation because after all these years I actually have a name/reason for my pain. It wasn’t all in my head. Now I’m trying to read up more about it and stumbled upon this conversation and just hearing that other people are going through what I’m going through is just crazy to me. It’s so hard to keep repeating I’m in pain knowing that no one is actually understanding that I am in pain cause they can’t see a physical reason for it. So sorry for ranting but I just wanted to share my experience so far. I should be hearing back from my pain clinic soon and hopefully they have a good plan for me.
Thank you if you’ve actually read all this.