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Chronic pain

I have had sciatica for 2 years. Each day is different. There is always pain but sometimes on a more manageable level. Others days I have to stay at home. Many times have to say no to invitations. Sitting is a major problem,so if there is a lot of sitting it’s a no go. So no long car journeys, cinema, going out to lunch etc. After 30 mins pain is too much and I have to stand up. Which can be quite embarrassing in a public place. So I just say no to these invitations, just like I did today. Makes me feel very alone and is comforting to know there are other people out there who get what it’s like.


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,552

    Scope community team

    Hi @Croxie and a warm welcome to the community.
    Have you been getting much help at all with pain relief? If it helps, we do have a chronic pain discussion group here where you might find some tips and advice to help manage it.
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @croxie   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear this. You are not alone. You come to the right place. For information, friendship and support.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and help new members who join the community.

    Please have a look around our website.   There will be members of our community who can identify what you are going through.

    Please if we can help with anything.  Please ask.  Some one will know a member of our team or a member of our community.

    Please take care.


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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @croxie and a warm welcome to the community! I'm sorry to hear that your pain has meant saying no to invitations, I understand how frustrating and upsetting this can be.

    You may find the Coffee Lounge a good place to have a chat with other community members.

    Please do let us know if there we can help you with. :)

  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @croxie and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I'm really sorry to hear you are in so much pain and have to turn down invitations.  I can appreciate how frustrating that must be for you.  You have come to the right place to reach out to other members who are here to support you.  It is a great place to make new friends too so I hope you enjoy your time with us.  If there is anything we can help/support you with then please just let us know.  All the best.  :smile:
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