How the Opioid Crisis Is Creating a Crisis for Chronic Pain Patients

By Daniel Permenter, I have been diagnosed fibromyalgia, panic disorder, insomnia and quite a few other conditions for five years now. I have experienced a lot and have struggled to find the help I need to make it through my day-to-day routine, much less when life throws me curveballs. I have tried and put into place all manner of methods […]

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‘I Can’t Go:’ The 3 Little Words I’m Tired of Saying Due to My Illness

By Kirstin Larkin,   “I can’t go.”   Those three little words kill me every time I utter them to someone I had plans with. I hate having to say them partly because I hear sadness in their response, but also because I despise missing out on an adventure. My soul wants to explore so badly, but my physical body […]

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Users Alert: Dangerous Chronic Pain Treatment Drug Has Killed Many People

by DR. HEATHER MORRIS,   A Chronic Pain Treatment drug said to be 100 times more potent than heroin has caused more than 40 overdoses and at least 10 deaths within a 12-day span in the Sacramento area.Health officials are warning people to watch out for counterfeit pills containing Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate usually prescribed to cancer patients and used to […]

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Doctors Beginning to Speak Out about Pain Patients Denied Opioids

Written By: Roy Green Radio Host  Global News 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 […]

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The Side Effects of Chronic Pain No One Talks About

By Katrina Wilson, It’s normal to talk about the side effects that everyone can see, but what about the side effects that aren’t seen? The ones nobody dare ask because they are afraid of the answer (and then wish they hadn’t asked the question).   Chronic pain is an invisible illness and this means hidden side effects. […]

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This Is What Everyday Things Feel Like If You Have Chronic Pain

What Does Chronic Pain Feel Like? This Is What Everyday Things Are Like For People With Chronic Pain. By JR THORPE, Sleep is often a particularly vexing experience for chronic pain sufferers, who may need medication to be able to rest properly. Stephanie McDonald, who was diagnosed 11 years ago with post-herpetic neuralgia, or nerve pain resulting from […]

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United Nations Says Untreated Pain Is “Inhumane and Cruel”

Editor’s Memo October 2017. Dr. Tennant draws attention to the way the UN, World Health Organization, and Human Rights Watch define severe, chronic pain, and challenges the US to do better. By Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH. The national debate on the proper use of opioids continues to build as the high prevalence of addiction and overdoses […]

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