I totally tend to do this. With my docs, friends, family, I even fool myself. In addition to not wanting to whine, I think it's that I never wanted to really admit how sick I was, because I was really, really sick.
When I was in really bad flare, I'd print out the record I kept daily about
pain and other symptoms and take it in to my doctor visits. Then I could look at it and see that, rather than "occasional" pain, I was really having pain five out of seven days.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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