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CDC opioid guideline is causing harm to people in chronic pain

On March 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The …

The right and wrong way to manage chronic pain

How can patients struggling with chronic pain navigate today's challenging health care landscape to get the help they truly need?

23 Times The Internet Summed Up Life As A Spoonie

"IF YOU WANNA BE MY LOVER...you have to come to terms with the fact my chronic illness is in fact chronic."<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 24 Self-Care Tips For Anyone Living With Chronic Pain<p>• 24 Times The Internet Was Actually??? Inspiring???<p>• 26 Tumblr Posts About Chronic Pain That Will Make You Say "Yep"

Relieve Chronic Pain and Strained Neck Muscles With This Innovative Neck Hammock

Most of us work on our computers all day and spend the evenings with our necks bent over our phones; most of us have neck pain way more often than is …

Chronic pain: New compound may replace opioids

Researchers tested an alternative to opioids in a mouse model of chronic pain and found it to be safe, effective, and possess none of the side …

Why Are We Abandoning Those Living in Chronic Pain During the Opiate Crisis?

<i>By Ellen Lenox Smith.</i><p>As the country seeks solutions to address the opiate crisis, those living in extreme chronic pain appear to be ignored. Many of …

Chronic Pain Advocates in Oregon Protest New State Opioid Policy

<i>By Ed Coghlan.</i><p>A group of chronic pain patients, advocates and family members picketed health officials in Oregon this week to protest a proposal by …

Chronic pain sufferers 'not believed', with most saying they face stigma over the condition

In the past 10 years Kirsty Buhlert-Smith estimates she's spent $150,000 trying to treat her chronic pain, but like many in her position it's a daily …

Chronic Pain Can Interfere With Sexuality

Sexuality helps fulfill the vital need for human connection. It's a natural and healthy part of living, as well as an important aspect of your …

Stigma #MHAM #MHAMSMC

<b>How has the stigma impacted you, and how have you fought it?</b><p>There are many forms of stigma and I have faced a few of them with migraines and with …

Identity Crisis: You vs Your Chronic Pain

<i>“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.”</i> <b>-Unknown</b><p>In our daily battles with chronic pain, it can be very easy to lose ourselves in the fight, …

7 Ways that Chronic Pain Changes the Brain

<b>An automated meta-analysis of 420 imaging studies – pain’s effect on the brain.</b><p>neurosynth.org uses functional connectivity and coactivation mapping …

15 Things People Want You to Know About Living with an Invisible Illness

Life with an invisible illness can sometimes be an isolating experience. Certain chronic conditions, like ADHD, multiple sclerosis, depression, and …

What I Wish You Knew About Living with an Invisible Disease

You may look at my young, healthy-appearing body and ask, “You’re sick? Why don’t you suck it up and try harder? Why haven’t you tried XYZ?”<p>What you …

It’s not up to you to decide how able-bodied my invisible illness makes me

opinion<p><b>As someone who lives with an invisible illness, I find myself constantly trying to battle other people’s expectations.</b><p>I have inflammatory …

What Does Chronic Pain Feel Like? This Is What Everyday Things Are Like For People With Chronic Pain

The phenomenon of chronic pain conditions is widespread. It's thought that 50 million Americans experience or have experienced chronic pain, and the …

10 lifesaving tips for coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

<b>Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a debilitating condition that affects two in 10 people in the UK.</b><p>There’s no known cure, so managing your condition …

“My Pain Day” Hashtag Shows How People With Chronic Pain Go Through An Average Day, & You Need To Read the Tweets

The disabled community has made huge strides in making their specific struggles more widely known and recognized. #DisabledAndCute, …

Pain Acceptance, The New Lie

<i>By Suzanne Stewart.</i><p>As I was listening to the Vox.com podcast a few days ago, I heard the voice of PROP’s president, Jane Ballentyne, surprised and …

We really need to stop calling people living with a chronic illness ‘brave’

opinion<p>As someone who lives with a chronic illness, one thing I really can’t stand is being called ‘brave’.<p>I was first told I was ‘brave’ after …