It’s normal to talk about the side effects that everyone can see, but what about the side effects that aren’t seen. The ones nobody dare ask because they are afraid of the answer (and then wish they hadn’t asked the question).
Chronic Pain is an invisible illness and this means hidden side effects.
Firstly, and sometimes obviously, is weight gain and loss. I’ve not met or spoken to one person with a chronic illness who’s happy with their weight. Let’s face it none of us really are happy with our weight, but having all these medications just to be able to survive one day takes a toll on your weight. Be it steroids, nerve pain drugs or even opioids, prolonged use has a big effect. But because of our illness’ exercise barely exists, because let’s face it, if you can get or out of bed one morning you’ve basically…
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