Your Pain is Your Fault: What Women Are Told by Their Doctors

I was shocked when I first experienced this and felt hopeless after hearing it over and over. You never think going to a Dr is going to make you worse, but many do. This is a good study and article to prove to anyone yet to find the right help that what you are going through is, unfortunately, “normal.” There is nothing wrong with you, go find a better doctor.

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

Your Pain is Your Fault: What Women Are Told by Their Doctors – National Pain Report

“There’s nothing wrong with you.” “Your only problem is that you’re fat and lazy.” “You’re too pretty to be sick!” “You brought this on yourself. Your pain is your fault.” These are some of the surprising, disturbing and bizarre things that women were told by their doctors, according to an online survey of over 2,400 women in chronic pain conducted by National Pain Report.

Three out of four women said they were told at least once by a doctor that they’d have to learn to live with their pain. Over half said a doctor had told them they didn’t know what was wrong with them.

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I'm an adventure, living life to the fullest, and doing stupid things enthusiast, whose life took a serious left turn into chronic invisible illness. My saga of adventures in the world and in medicine never fail to keep life interesting.
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