People suffering from chronic pain explain what it's really like

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Chronic pain is the kind of debilitating condition that isn't visible on the outside, but greatly affects the person who suffers from it. Whether the pain originates from an injury, an ongoing condition or a psychological manifestation, living with it is no joke. People with chronic pain face trouble when it comes to partaking in everyday activities without suffering.

Several people with chronic pain took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain what living with the condition is really like.

Depression is often a side effect of chronic pain:
I hate that having chronic pain has broken my spirit.

Suffering from chronic pain can debilitate you psychologically, too:
Few people understand the struggle of living with chronic pain. It is like this increasing voice saying you are not good enough.

Just because you can't see what someone's suffering from doesn't mean it's not real:
I hate living with chronic pain. I hate that everyone around me thinks I

When you suffer from something for so long, differing between genuine and imagined pain can be difficult:
I have chronic pain that might be getting better, but I don

With chronic pain, you never know what the day will have in store for you:
Living with chronic pain is so exhausting. Is today gonna be a good day? Am I going to be able to work? Can I brush my hair? What

Feeling both emotionally and physically unstable is a dangerous combination:
Having chronic pain and debilitating depression sucks. I wish I could work and be able to support myself.

Chronic pain can affect all the aspects of your life, not just your physical comfort:
My chronic pain is ruining everything in my life! My quality of life. My attitude in life. My relationships in life. My existence.... I just want answers. I want it to it to stop.

The worst part about chronic pain might be not knowing how to fix it:
Living with chronic pain is killing me. I wish I knew what was wrong.

Seeing people you love lower their expectations for you is heartbreaking:
I live with chronic pain. That part is not so bad though. I just hate letting other people down. It hurts when you can tell that they expect less from you. You can see it in their eyes.

Knowing that people take for granted the things you hold so sacred can be very frustrating:
I don

Exposure to drugs is a very dangerous side effect of chronic pain:
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For more confessions from people who suffer from chronic pain, check out Whisper.

Watch this video to hear more about living with chronic pain:

What I Live With: Chronic Pain

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