This year, I've decided to do only my share at work.
When my GP first suggested I attend my local pain clinic, I wasn't sure what to expect, so I went scouring the Internet and couldn't find much information there either. I hate the unknown, so I thought I'd write a little about my experiences, so if you're reading this and you don't know what to expect from visiting a pain clinic, hopefully a little information from me will comfort you.
I used to be a massive 'pill shamer'. I sneered at people taking painkillers for their headaches, or period pains. When I had any kind of pain, I used to live by the view that pain was there to tell us that something was wrong and, therefore, a good thing.
I would like to think, after two and a half years of trigeminal neuralgia, that I would know what to expect. I think I'm an expert at getting it the fuck done, chronic face pain and all. I'm aware that being in constant pain is very draining and I'm used to being exhausted all the time, but this is a wave of fatigue like never before
I have a cold and it feels like the end of the world!
Today, I encourage anyone reading this to please do something for yourself.
I suffer from terribly dry skin and I am super passionate about any kind of product that can help me a little with this. I've always had dry skin for as long as I can remember, but since starting taking amitripytline for my facial pain, I have been struck down with chronic dry skin like I never knew could be possible!