Chronic Pain

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Pregnant Woman Dies From Bowel Cancer

A 32-year-old Australian woman diagnosed with bowel and liver cancer while she was pregnant with her third child has died.<p>After Nicole Yarran's death …

World News

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 …

Pain

5 Common Chronic Pain Triggers And How To Avoid Them

Chronic pain affects a massive number of people. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, it affects more Americans than …

Pain

The ‘Spoon Theory’ Helps Explain What It’s Like To Struggle With Chronic Illness

Christine Miserandino had been living with lupus when she went to a diner for french fries with her best friend. Her friend asked what it was like to …

Pain

How a Senator’s Office Listened to Chronic Pain Advocates

<i>B</i><i>y Rachel Beals.</i><p><i>Recently, Dr. Terri Lewis wrote a</i> <i>provocative piece</i> <i>explaining to the chronic pain community how to make change in governmental policy.</i> …

Joe Donnelly

Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization

Okay. I’ve really been looking forward to publishing this post.<p>Here, we’re revisiting the same great talk by pain physician Dr. Jay Joshi. In my last …

Pain

Pinellas EMS Receives Heart Association Award

Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services was honored for its work treating patients suffering severe heart attacks.<p>LARGO, FL – Pinellas County …

Tampa Bay

Endometriosis: One woman's painful journey to diagnosis

<b>"It feels like hot knives stabbing through me, like fireworks going off inside me, like something twisting and stretching and taking over me."</b><p><b>This is Jaimee Rae McCormack's description of the pain of endometriosis.</b><p><b>The condition, where cells like the ones in the lining of the womb are found</b> …

News (Wales)

People with Illnesses Talk About the Symptom They Shouldn’t Have Ignored

If you think you might be sick, here's an idea: Ask a doctor what they think.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Ignore it and it'll go away—the approach many of us take to medical symptoms, nascent ailments, and the strange dotty rashes we find all over our extremities. It's fairly obvious …

Pain

Woman forced to wear facemask every time she leaves house as life-threatening condition means a single sneeze could kill her

While catching a cold during winter seems inevitable for most us, for one woman it could prove deadly.<p>A former teacher, Hannah Evans is forced to …

I’m A Mom With Multiple Sclerosis, And This What It’s Like

Let’s talk about multiple sclerosis fatigue, family, self-care, and spoons.<p>Yes, spoons.<p>The National Multiple Sclerosis Society describes fatigue as …

PAW Patrol

Health24.com | Rare condition forces woman to sleep with a freezer next to her bed

The incurable condition often leaves her with a severe burning feeling.

Pain

How a children’s book – and a puppy – helped Ontario woman cope with multiple sclerosis

When Tammy “Mimi” Duchesne went camping with her husband JP on a long weekend in the summer of 2005, she noticed that her left eye was seeing double. …

Multiple Sclerosis

My invisible illness: Mum opens up about living with the 'crippling agony' of endometriosis

Struck down with agonising symptoms throughout her teens, Ami Scantlebury was heartbroken to be told at the age of 18 that she may never become a …

Pain

Pathways Through Pain: Remember to Dream

0 Comments<p>A short, meditative video on remembering to dream the future even as we're moving through our pain.<p>Image courtesy Pixabay<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Sarah …

Pain

15 Tips for Treating CRPS/RSD – For Healthcare Providers

<b>Patients with CRPS/RSD are on individual journeys and every patient is different!</b> Even though most patients have similar symptoms and the common …

Pain

Migraine Sufferers May Be Getting A Powerful New Preventative Drug

Nearly 1 in 4 American households includes someone with <b>migraine</b> with 18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of children experience migraines. So, …

Medicine

Woman left in chronic pain because of condition that makes her organs ‘stick together like cement’

A woman who thought she had appendicitis has spoken out about the chronic pain she experiences as a result of a little known condition, which causes …

Pain

I'm A Doctor With Chronic Illness. Here Are 12 Things I Wish People Knew.

<i>“</i>I'm a Doctor With Chronic Illness. Here Are 12 Things I Wish People Knew." was published on The Mighty.<p>Written by Amy Stenehjem, M.D.<p><i>I’ve written this article to help educate those who want to learn about</i> chronic illness. It is written from my perspective, that of a doctor who treated patients …

Pain

Sympathetic Holly and Phil hear story of brave man’s struggle living with Tourette’s syndrome

A brave Tourette’s sufferer has appeared on This Morning to reveal what it’s like to live with the syndrome.<p>Ryan first started to notice something …

Holly Willoughby

Can You Ever Recover From Fibromyalgia?

<b>The mainstream medical mindset is that fibromyalgia</b> is a permanent condition that typically gets progressively worse.<p><b>That’s probably true, if you</b> …

Fibromyalgia

The Chronic Pain Community Gives Thanks

<i>By Ed Coghlan.</i><p>A renowned psychologist told me once that gratitude makes us feel better—which really inspired the idea of our Thanksgiving article …

Pain

A film directed from bed tells the story of woman with chronic fatigue syndrome

Jennifer Brea wasn’t supposed to break down. But in 2011, her body did just that. The 28-year-old was on the verge of a Harvard PhD and a wedding, but a series of viral infections transformed her from an energetic young woman to a bedridden patient with a mystery illness.<p>Desperate to escape the …

News (U.S.)

17 Secrets People Who Get Migraines Will Never Tell You

We're kind of obsessed with how much our brains hurt tbh.<p>Migraine is actually a genetic disorder (here's BuzzFeed Health's previous reporting on what's happening in your brain during a migraine) that encompasses a whole mess of neurological symptoms. Other than the debilitating pain of the migraine …

Pain

Chronic pain in hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hypermobility type): it is a challenge

bibliography * The PainScience Bibliography contains plain language summaries of thousands of scientific papers and others sources, like a …

Pain

Chronic Pain, Loneliness, Depression and Suicide

Reprinted with the permission of the PAINS Project <b><br>I’m not “just” depressed!</b><p>As a person who lives with pain, I am well aware that the last thing any …

Arthritis

What exactly is chronic pain?

Valerie Coles from North Vancouver asks, "What exactly is chronic pain? I have mild chronic pain in the tissues in my gluteal muscles. Even doctors …

Pain

Thanksgiving – Let’s Hear From You

<i>By Ed Coghlan.</i><p>Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers and friends of the National Pain Report.<p>Over the year, I have had the pleasure speaking with many …

Pain

“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

Chronic Pain, Loneliness, Depression and Suicide - PAINS - Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy

<i>by Carolyn Noel, PAINS Webmaster</i><p>I’m not “just” depressed!<p>As a person who lives with pain, I am well aware that the last thing any of us want to hear …

Mental Health