If you have pain that won't quit, you probably feel worried about it. You might even feel angry, helpless, or afraid. All of these thoughts are normal. These feelings may be especially strong at the time of diagnosis; when a set-back or flare-up occurs; or when a treatment doesn't seem to be working. After all, constant pain is hard on your body and your mind. Your life isn't what it used to be.
Being afraid, though, is one of the most common emotions for people struggling with chronic pain.
This lesson will help you:
- Learn about the fears faced by people with chronic pain.
- Understand ways to fight those fears.
- Get a sense of control over your own fears.