Living with hemophilia often goes hand in hand with experiencing some kind of pain – whether this is pain from needles, pain from bleeds, or pain in your joints. This pain can be exhausting, which is something that people who’ve not experienced it struggle to understand.
To get a feel of how this pain affects you and your day-to-day life, we’d love for you to try out the poll below. Once you’ve submitted your answers, you’ll be able to see what others in the community have said – by revealing results from published literature.
Review the tips below for talking to your hemophilia team about pain management strategies
Living with pain often results in tiredness, frustration and anger, making it difficult to effectively communicate to those that can help. On top of this, pain is subjective – the tools used to measure pain might not be optimal and may differ from the reality of what you are experiencing.
Because of this, it is important that you, and others living with hemophilia, communicate effectively with your health care team so you can work together to achieve better pain management.
To get you started, why not show others what it’s really like to live with chronic pain? Visit the meme generator to create your meme
Just to let you know, poll results are not stored, and no additional data are collected. Results shown after completion of poll have been published in literature and do not reflect the user’s responses.1,2x