7 Things not to say to someone in pain

Published 03/12/2012 by myworldmyblog

“It can’t be that bad”

It may sound like minor ailment that doesn’t go away to you but to that person their constant pain is slightly more serious than your cut finger, headache or sore throat.

“Don’t think about it wash those dishes, why don’t you vaccume the carpet wash the dishes”

For someone in pain trying to distract themselves from pain can be quite troublesome and it cant be quite hard to forget about it.

“I know how you feel, my (insert minor temporary ailment here) hurts”

You may think that your cold, sore throat or headache is like climbing mount everest or the worst thing in the world. It ain’t I am afraid your friend’s chronic pain is slightly more serious for his/her pain doesn’t go away with simple rest, little bit of exercise and cup of tea, it’s throbbing and debilating to the point you easily get exhausted.

“Its in your head”

It’s not in the suffers head they may have had accident or been ill for quite sometime and therefore their pain is real compared to your imaginary expertise.

“Why don’t you see a doctor?”

Your loved one/best friend has already consulted many physicians about their pain they are probably under a specialist about it already and they don’t need someone saying  go and see your GP it will go away in ten minutes

You’re just trying to get out of work and spend all day watching endless tv

It may sound like a little thing their pain and they just want sit at home and watch tv all day and but this is certainly not the truth, how would you feel if you were in pain 24/7 and had to work to make ends meet. All that increasing pain from stress etc.

“Go out for run it will go away in five minutes”

You may think that running can elevate chronic pain it doesn’t it can make it worse that’s why it’s best to keep exercise within a healthy limit that doesn’t make pain worse


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