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BELIEVE PAIN

To feel better, you have to listen to your body when no one else does.  You are the only one who can communicate how your body feels and what your body needs.  Your body is telling you to continue to seek help. 

 

If you can't find answers in the complicated, non-integrated, messy medical clinics and hospitals, it's not because your pain isn't real; it's because the medical field is not perfect and prone to discounting patient experiences.  

 

Believe Pain is here to help you explore conditions often missed, provide coping skills and info, teach you to navigate the system, and make you aware of issues that impact patients.

DIAGNOSES TO KNOW

I have heard that doctors are taught to look for horses when they hear hooves beat, not zebras.  This means that most doctors are looking for conditions that are statistically likely to occur, not rare illness.

 

If you have a rare illness, it is a possibility that no one has noticed or even checked.

Believe Pain explores several conditions that are missed by medical professionals and teaches you to connect with others online, helping you find healthcare providers who will listen and provide better care.

PROVIDE SUPPORT

IDEAS TO HELP CAREGIVERS

AND OTHER LOVED ONES

 

(PARENTS, PARTNERS, FRIENDS, ETC.)

Resources

Books

Movies

Podcasts

Facebook Groups

YouTube

ADVOCATE

Learn to advocate for yourself at the doctor.  Learn how gender, race, education, language, and weight affect healthcare. 

 

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