I have chronic pain - although I guess I am loathe to call it that as I know I have it so much easier than most who use such a term - through the progressive effects of joint hypermobility syndrome, and it can really get me down at times. I am not very good at not letting things overwhelm me when I have worse pain than usual and so reading about these people is quite the inspiration indeed.
Do you take painkillers or medication (if you don't mind me asking)? Perhaps this should be in a PM.
There is that thread on medication which I posted in but I can't access it now