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People in Pain Speak Out

Rebecca Sidden Shares Her Story at HHS Pain Task Force Meeting

“Hi, my name is Rebecca Sidden. My story starts as a 22 year old graduate school student diagnosed with a rare condition known as Interstitial Cystitis, which is an auto-immune response in the Bladder Lining that results in constant pain. Along the way in my pain journey, attempts to treat the IC have resulted in complications leading to Pudendal Neuralgia. As a result, I can no longer sit for any extended time and require a special cushion and ice when I do sit. A good pain day for me is usually achieved by resting in a prone position and a medication protocol that includes the responsible use of Opioids.”

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