My mum tells me I'm exaggerating and I should just get on with life like everyone else. Because of this when my pain is very severe I am reluctant to ask for help and if I reach a point where I have no option but to get help. I feel guilty and that I have wasted people's time. I don't know how to get around this situation, it wouldn't be as difficult if I lived alone but because I live with her it's like I need her permission to be ill. If she says my pain isn't that bad then I must be making it up. I don't know what to do, today has just been a tough one!