I am sure many people go through the same... I have a few wonderful people who are particularly close to me and see what I go through and are nothing but caring, sympathetic and helpful, but for the most part, even people I would consider to be good friends often brush my pain off and tell me 'it can't be that bad' or 'other people in the world have it worse' or 'you're just thinking like everyone, that you have it worse,' and also these people will be annoyed if i can't make it out to see them etc even though some days i physically cannot, and they just don't care really, and i think that's difficult to deal with. How to make people better understand I guess? Do you all deal with people like this too? Winds me up, when they have no idea how depressing it is and difficult to be in agonising pain 24/7.