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The 10 Most Hateful Things People say to People With Fibromyalgia

BY:John Sousa We know that in addition to suffering the actual pain, fatigue, and fog of fibromyalgia, many patients also suffer from the stigma associated with having a chronic disease. We asked our readers for some of the more hateful examples of what people say to them. Be warned, some of this stuff is just...

Does a TENS Unit Help With Fibromyalgia Pain?

BY:Wyatt Redd If you’re like most people who live with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, you’ve probably found yourself looking for ways to handle the pain without drugs. After all, all the harsh medications have side effects and risks. And they often aren’t as effective as you’d like. That’s why you may want to consider...

Feverish talk about an opioid crisis ignores the benefits for chronic pain patients

The opioid crisis has gone to the dogs, literally. Last month, major news outlets across Canada reported that a seven-month-old Shih Tzu named Wallace — looking ever-so-cute on the TV broadcasts — had nearly died of a fentanyl overdose. The Maple Ridge, B.C. vet who saved the puppy with Naloxone said the dog could've licked up a...

How Chronic Pain Killed My Husband

By Meredith Lawrence, Guest Columnist So much has been written about the opioid epidemic, but so little seems to be out there about what living with true chronic pain is like. My husband, Jay, lived and died in incredible pain at the age of 58.  As his wife, I lived that journey with him. Jay is...

Doctors beginning to speak out about pain patients denied opioids

By Roy Green It’s a trickle at present, but the conversation around chronic pain between doctors and patients is no longer one way only. Over the past few months,  the constant messaging suggesting chronic pain patients are dying in dramatically increasing numbers because of opioid overdoses has been questioned. Understand, the messaging was indeed clever. Chronic pain patients...

Restrictions on gabapentinoids causing ‘fear and anxiety’ among patients

By Carolyn Wickware Reclassifying pregabalin and gabapentin as controlled drugs is creating ‘fear and anxiety’ among the patients who use them responsibly, a charity has said. Pain Concern, a Scotland-based health charity, said the circumstances surrounding the rise in the number of deaths associated with the drugs ‘haven’t been properly examined’. This comes after official figures revealed...

8 Ways To Beat Fibro Fog

Fibro fog, fibromyalgia fog or brain fog are commonly used expressions for the mental difficulties fibromyalgia patients face. In fact, it was found that fibromyalgia can affect your mental clarity more detrimentally than it can cause pain and exhaustion. Although, there is no specific medication that tackles this brain handicapping symptom of fibromyalgia, experts...

What It’s Like Being Single With a Chronic Illness

This story was published on The Mighty by Erin Migdol, and it has been given edits before re-posting. Navigating the world of dating and relationships is tough enough — add the physical and emotional demands of a chronic health condition, and keeping a relationship going can be difficult, to say the least. If you have a chronic illness and are...

20 Most Painful Conditions according to NHS

Between the NHS’s list of situations that can cause the most disreputably extreme pains are broken bones, kidney stones and arthritis. Less well recognized pain-inducing aliments contain trigeminal neuralgia- frequently defined as feeling like an electric shock is shooting over your face. The NHS also terms frozen shoulder as one of the nastiest to undergo....

Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Miracle Therapy for Fibromyalgia, Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders?

By Carolanne Wright A little known therapy is gaining ground in treating some of our most devastating disorders and diseases: low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Originally used to help heroin and opiate addicts overcome their addiction, naltrexone works by attaching to the opioid receptors in the brain, which in turn blocks the “high” of the drugs. But it...


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