To understand why are the pain patients irritable we can try a few things. We can try staying up very late or not even sleep for a few nights.
We can try not to go to a few places we love the most for a while. We can try avoiding interacting with our loved ones. We can stop working for a while and deal with the financial issues that come with it. We can try to keep our weight down without being able to exercise. I am not going to suggest trying a bunch of different medications because we can’t do it, but imagine having side effects of different medications like nausea, constipation, itchiness, dry mouth, impotence and depression added to the above picture. Now with having tried all of the above, try to keep a good attitude when dealing with the ongoing demands of our fast pace and needy world. We can try these for a while and see how difficult it is to keep our cool and be nice at all times.
Now imagine if we have all of the above, all the time, with no end at our horizon to reach. We should be able to get the picture. This is why the pain patients are irritable. This is not a comprehensive explanation, but it can give us an idea of what is going on with a pain patient’s life.