I have been struggling with hip/knee pain for almost 10 days by now, cortisone is not being that helpful and I think I am only alive because of Aspirin.
Anyways, I feel like it's extremely difficult to make people understand that despite the fact I am walking around, going to school etc. I am still in pain. They just don't get it. Maybe it's because I am not very vocal about my pain (never have been), like I don't go around whining how much it hurts, I don't cry, nothing. I just suffer in silence and if I wouldn't tell them, people probably wouldn't have guessed I am in pain.
Also, making people understand that it's not just a little bit of pain that goes away with a bit of Ibuprofen/a warm water bottle/cold pack seems impossible sometimes. They may not say it, but from their faces I can tell that they don't really believe me.
Do you have the same problem? Should I just let it be? Any ideas how to make them understand me better?