Chronic Pain

'I had to crowdfund for my wheelchair so I could work as a doctor'

<b>Hannah Barham-Brown was studying at medical school when she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome two years ago.</b><p>The inherited condition leaves her joints weak and susceptible to dislocation.<p>It means she has to rely on a wheelchair a lot of the time. But when she was given the diagnosis she …


NHS hernia mesh repairs 'leaving patients in chronic pain'

<b>NHS England is using mesh to repair hernias which leaves many patients in chronic pain, surgeons have told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.</b><p>The concerns come after it emerged that more than 800 women are taking legal action against the NHS over the use of vaginal mesh implants.<p>One woman said …


Why I’m Urging Everyone To Learn About Lyme Disease

Many people with chronic medical conditions live with an illness that is invisible. Lyme disease, certain types of cancer, chronic back pain, mental …


I Have Chronic Fatigue. This Is The Diet I Followed To Get My Energy Back

Food is medicine, and this is proof....


Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Chronic Spotlight Series - ElleJay Volpe

Welcome to the second installment of the Chronic Spotlight series, where I’m featuring inspiring and important voices in our CP community.<p>Up next, is ElleJay Volpe. ElleJay is the sparkling CEO at Frill-Ability Inc., and an Ambassador at Abilities Expo, as well as avid blogger and host of the …


Best multiple sclerosis blogs

<i>Multiple sclerosis blogs provide support and inspiration for people with the condition, as well as their friends, families, and caregivers.</i><p>Receiving …


Chronic pain linked to increased dementia risk

<b>Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later, an indication that chronic pain could somehow be related to changes in the brain that contribute to dementia.</b><p>The study, …


Downton: The fentanyl 'crisis' isn't what it's chalked up to be

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, meeting this week in Ottawa, is luring clinicians, exhibitors and media with “hot topics” …


Local View: New law expands access to biosimilars

On behalf of the thousands of patients suffering from chronic diseases, I want to express my gratitude to the Nebraska Legislature and Gov. Pete …


Why Don't We Have Better Pain Drugs?

The answer involves both biology and economics, but the opioid crisis is forcing us to consider investing more in pain research.Last year, I had my …


Call lawyers Morgan & Morgan and tell your story

» <b>call MORGAN & MORGAN ..tell your story… refer to chronic pain patient class action</b> PHARMACIST STEVE June 19, 2017 by Steve Ariens<p>Pharmacist Steve is …


I wasn't surprised to hear how Ant McPartlin developed a drug addiction – NHS advice on chronic pain almost killed me

Ant McPartlin’s “drug hell”, the headlines said, so I clicked – as we all do – to see what it was, the naughty habit that had got out of control and …


Exhibition shines light on hidden disease

Scleroderma is a rare disease that can cause extreme pain and fatigue, but few have heard of it.

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Untreated Chronic Pain can Kill!

<i>By Suzanne Stewart.</i><p>There are many articles that discuss this topic but I’m writing from the chronic pain patients’ perspective. Most things that are …


Doctors beginning to speak out about pain patients denied opioids

Today on the Roy Green Show, a frank discussion about opioid usage and patients who use the medication to ease their debilitating pain.


The Endocannabinoid System and why so few people know about it

If you’d asked me a year ago about the endocannabinoid system, I would have stared at you blankly while uttering a confused ‘endo-what?’<p>That’s not to …


Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia: What's Normal, What's Not

What do your symptoms mean?<p>Everyone experiences pain occasionally, whether it’s a headache, muscle stiffness, or an upset stomach. Some people, such …


My Story: Pushed Beyond Hope

<i>By Angelika Byczkowski.</i><p>Over the last few years, the accumulation of forces against opioid prescribing has pushed me over an edge, pushed me past my …


IV Propofol for Treatment of Chronic Intractable Cluster Headache: A Case Series

Employing an IV anesthetic agent may be highly effective in reducing otherwise unresponsive refractory migraines, making it worthy of consideration …


Discussing Migraine: What to Try When Nothing Is Working

As migraine frequency increases, so does the required expertise. There are 2 headache experts in the room: the provider and the patient. The …


You Know You Have Chronic Illness When…..

You Know You Have a Chronic Illness WhenGuest post by: Megan Hastings<br>June 2, 2017When living with a chronic illness, seemingly trivial tasks or …


A painkiller that's based on a chili pepper could change the way we treat chronic pain

(Reuters) - A synthetic version of a medicine traditionally extracted from chili plant relieved knee pain among osteoarthritis patients for up to six months, data showed, bringing Centrexion Therapeutics a step closer to developing a safe and effective analgesic.<p>The drug, designed to be injected at …


5 Tips to Cope with Chronic Pain

Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen offers five tips to deal with the common challenge of chronic pain


Bodily Damage from Uncontrolled Chronic Pain

Here is a list of posts (through Jun 2017) covering the damage caused by uncontrolled chronic pain, both physical and mental. (Use <b>tag ‘PAIN-DAMAGE‘</b> …


Migraine Research Funding: Where do we Stand?

June 15, 2017<p>This article originally appeared here.<p>Share this content:<p>The NIH's budget for fiscal year 2017 for pain research is approximately $475 …


How this men-only support group helps sufferers struggling with chronic pain and stigma

It's estimated one in five Canadians live with chronic pain.<p>The physical and psychological effects can be debilitating and isolating.<p>New research in …


5 Things To Know About Migraines

As with other invisible illnesses, you wouldn’t know I live with migraine headaches just by looking at me. But this condition is something I’ve been …


Slideshow: Ways to Treat Pain at Home


Sleeping Beauty - Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Why did Rip Van Winkle sleep 20 years? We may never know the answer, but Melissa Swanson knows that the fatigue of fibromyalgia caused her to sleep …


Woman 'given second chance of life' after rare condition meant she couldn't eat food for TWO YEARS as it left her in pain

A woman suffering with a rare condition said she couldn't eat food for two years because it would leave her in pain.<p>Emma Green, 29, has spent the …