We are really sorry to hear that you are in so much pain right now. The combination of chronic physical and mental pain must be incredibly difficult to manage. It sounds like this is not being helped by some people in your life invalidating that pain as well. We hear you and we accept what you are going through.
We wanted to drop in and say that if you ever want to talk to us here at Beyond Blue you can call on 1300 22 4636 anytime. Our team are ready to talk, and more importantly, to listen to you. They are wonderful at helping you to process thoughts and feelings as well as suggesting practical and helpful ideas.
Thank you for starting this thread and for the conversation that it has started. You never know who will read your words and feel less alone in their own struggles.