|Hypochondriac/Psychosomatic Part II
||[Aug. 11th, 2002|12:41 pm]
The Question Club
So now I have read the differences that some of you posted. Which one is my friend?
She constantly has a new pain somwhere. I swear every week she has a new one. She has migraines. She has knee pain. Last month, she swore she had pleuresy because of pain in her shoulder.
She had persistent migraines and nothing worked. The doctor even did a MRI While she was in the throes of a migraine and the MRI came back normal and he can't tell her what is causing the migraines.
I think part of the problem is that she goes to different docs and gets pain meds from all of them. Then she has all this pain medicine and will take a cocktail for her migraines and then she will take Advil and the headache is still there. I told her that taking too much pain meds will cause a rebound headache but she wn't listen. I can't decide if she just likes the pain meds and doesn't really have pain since no one can ever find anything. Or if she really has these pains and they are part of being 50 years old.