ABC EVERYDAY 09/06/2021 What to do when a doctor isn't taking your pain seriously
Imogen Dunlevie was just 13 when the pain began.
It started before her first period and returned every month. She'd regularly have to miss a week of school as her whole life was put on pause by it
"There were times I was so sick when I got my period, I couldn't walk," says the 27-year-old from Pakenham in Melbourne's outer east. Painaustralia CEO Carol Bennett said "Pain is the most common complaint when people see a GP but we don't always get the best evidence-based treatments."
Independent Australia 04/06/2021 Healthcare system forcing chronic pain sufferers to struggle. Chronic pain sufferers are faced with inaccessibility to our healthcare system as those without private health insurance are forced to undergo long waiting periods in the public system...According to advocacy group Pain Australia, doctors frequently fail to adequately address patient perceptions of discomfort, particularly among sufferers of chronic pain...