Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain and Insurance to Be Discussed Wednesday at LiveSupportGroup.com

<i>By Ed Coghlan.</i><p>When you talk with chronic pain warriors about their biggest frustrations, often the issue of health insurance comes up. Insurance …

Pain

Lyme disease is an incurable little-known condition that's on the rise and experts say 'everyone is at risk of catching' - Cornwall Live

A Lyme disease conference will be held for the first time ever in Cornwall this weekend to raise awareness of the debilitating illness that experts …

Disease

Travel with Chronic Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia- Chronic Illness Chronicle

When I started my blog, I soon found out I was not the only one who travels with chronic pain and a chronic illness. But I did not find that many …

Pain

Fibromyalgia and Seeking Empathy During an Emotional Battle

Everyone talks about the physical side of fibromyalgia, but what a lot of non-sufferers and non-believers do not understand is how much we suffer …

Pain

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 …

Pain

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 …

Pain

Woman whose brain is 'dropping' out of skull fundraising for life-saving surgery

next<p>prev<p>A desperately ill woman whose brain is dropping out of her skull won't live to see Christmas this year if she doesn't raise enough money for life saving surgery.<p>Sarah Gearing, 40, has a condition which causes her body's connective tissues to collapse, meaning that many of her joints …

Health

IBS: 5 things To Know About Disorder Mychael Knight Suffered From Before His Death

Mychael Knight was just 39-years-old when he was reportedly hospitalized for ‘intestinal issues,’ and later died. Before his death, he suffered from …

Celebrity Gossip

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Chronic Pain

APA recognized OCD and related disorders (OCD) as a distinct class of psychological behaviors. Here’s how pain practitioners can assist patients with …

Mental Health

It Changed My Life: How a Plant-Based Diet Eased My Endometriosis

For the last five years, I've built my career around food. Specifically, talking about the benefits of a plant-based diet. I have a cookbook and …

Plant-Based Diet

VIDEO: A Good Day vs. A Bad Day with Chronic Pain

What is a good day with chronic pain? Even on good days, this video shows that we're not symptom free.

Pain

Being Paralysed Made Me Realise What I Really Wanted In Life: To Travel

By Phoebe Howlett<b>Phoebe Howlett intends to be the first chronic illness story to travel to every country in the world, documenting it on her website</b> …

Pain

Invisible Disabilities Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. You Are “Invisible No More”

<i>By Suzanne Stewart.</i><p>Several years ago I was approached by a YouTube channel called “Invisible No More TV”. They had seen some of my advocacy videos …

Pain

It’s a constant struggle for multiple sclerosis patients

At first, Yasmin* had to come twice a week to Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital, Omandurar Estate, for her multiple sclerosis injections. But …

Medicine

Chronic pain sufferers feel new regulations on opioid prescriptions

Ashton Haywood isn’t a drug addict, and he doesn’t want to be treated like one.The Hampton resident has metal rods in his back securing his …

Pain

My Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Completely Changed the Way I Date

On a Friday night last summer, I stood in front of my bathroom mirror attempting to put on makeup. My hands were shaking as I gripped the counter, …

Relationships

Pain 101: Looking to the Brain to Understand Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain Conditions - RELIEF: PAIN RESEARCH NEWS, INSIGHTS AND IDEAS

The idea of “FM-ness” is helping doctors to diagnose patients and come up with effective treatment strategies. Image credit: xstudio3d/123RF Stock …

Fibromyalgia

6 Myths About Fibromyalgia & Those Who Suffer From This Silent Illness

In addition to being one of the most talented performers of our generation, Lady Gaga is a fearless and tireless advocate for kindness, tolerance, …

Fibromyalgia

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 …

Pain

Sorry I’m Sick – Women and Chronic Pain

<i>By Liza Zoellick.</i><p>Women are more likely than men to struggle with chronic pain. That is a well documented fact. Women also experience a great deal of …

Pain

Lady Gaga brought my invisible illness into the spotlight — and made me feel less alone

I expected <i>Five Foot Two</i> to be a glimpse inside Lady Gaga’s life that left me even more in awe of her talent; I did not expect this Netflix …

Entertainment

Injuries, Surgery and CRPS: Reducing the Risk of Spread

<i>By Jenny Picciotto.</i><p>When I read a study about the spread of CRPS, I was reminded about something I really don’t like to think about. I wanted to push …

Pain

The painful truth about living with fibromyalgia

Mother-of-five Eileen Howard has been battling fibromyalgia for years. At least Lady Gaga’s openness about the painful condition has put it in the …

News (Ireland)

Fibromyalgia Took Me Out of the Gym— But Here's How I Got My Body Back

Only 10% of fibromyalgia sufferers are men. I'm one of the 10%<p>When I was a teenager, I went to the gym constantly. I did gymnastics and martial arts and ran track for the school team. But when I was 17, I got the swine flu. After that, everything changed.<p>In the weeks following my recovery, I …

Fibromyalgia

Heartburn symptoms tied to psychological factors in some patients

(Reuters Health) - Heartburn sufferers who don’t feel better with standard treatment, but who have no detectable reflux, tend to have greater …

Medicine

Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment

In August, <i>The New York Times</i> published a guest op-ed by a man named David Roberts who suffered from severe chronic pain for many years before finally …

Pain

When Should I Worry About a One-Sided Headache?

Q: When should I worry about a one-sided headache?<b>A:</b> One-sided headaches can mean different things. I ask my patients: Are the headaches continuous …

Pain

10 Things I Wish People Knew About My Invisible Illness

I have Takayasu’s arteritis, a condition where the largest artery in my body (the aorta) is inflamed and has difficulty carrying blood from my heart …

Women's Health

Teen Navigates Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome With the Help of Clinical Genomics

After years of dealing with mysterious symptoms, Nicole Rickert was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Now she's working with her team at Mayo …

Pain

The role of the brain in chronic pain (one woman’s story)

Man worried and confused with his brain complexity, abstract illustration in complexity thinking in man head.<p>In 2013, Dara, an active 42-year-old …

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