Cloudy with a Chance of Pain
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Constant Pain

Nobody should have to put up with constant pain most people think we just take a couple of tablets and that solves the problem. I'm on Morphine and that just dulls the pain but its still there. Pain eventually effects every part of your life. It effects all the things you like doing, your work which you end up hating because you do not want to go and confront people and try be happy which only makes things worse because you really don't care if something costs 10p more than it did last week, when you realize that person is getting up to 10x your income. I don't sleep very well and there must be a lot of people like me and you spend a lot of time trying to keep yourself active hoping maybe you will get a good nights sleep. Side effects are not nice I get dry mouth and either eat or drink a lot because of the disgusting taste in your mouth. I suck sugar free sweets because I work on checkouts and can't drink a lot, one customer out of the kindness of her heart complained that I sucking sweets when I was supposed to be serving her and said I should be reprimanded for it. I was taken to one side and told not to do it, when I told how much water I would have to drink instead because of my condition I was told to carry on sucking the sweets. This sort of thing we can do without. By the way I was a Cabinet Maker and enjoyed making things.

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Hi jeffmett

I'm sorry to hear you are having such a bad time . I have a probelm with a dry mouth at times, the GP prescribed a biotene oral balance gel which helps to moisten my mouth there is also a mouth wash. It may be worth trying as it lasts longer than sweet. I hope you start to feel a bit better.


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