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.theguardian - 26 days ago

‘I was told to live with it’: women tell of doctors dismissing their pain

Dozens of women got in touch with the Guardian to say they feel ‘fobbed off’ with painkillersWomen in England almost twice as likely as men to be prescribed opiate painkillersAs a teenager, Kelly Moran was incredibly sporty: she loved to run and went to dancing lessons four times a week. But by the time she hit 29, she could barely walk or even drive, no longer able to do all the activities she once enjoyed. She had pain radiating into her legs.“When I was on my period I would be crawling to the bathroom as I could not stand upright and living alone I would go days without food,” the 35-year-old says. Continue reading...


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