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As I sit here writing, I'm in a lot of pain. The left side of my low back is throbbing. Often I can ease this pain by popping the back, but this time that hasn't worked, and neither has Advil. The next step will be to put a prescription pain patch on it.
"Depression hurts," say the Cymbalta commercials. Yes, it does, and antidepressants that, like Cymbalta, work to make more of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine available have also been shown to relieve pain.
My questions arise from my own experience. Although I was formally diagnosed with bipolar relatively late, I see symptoms going clear back to childhood. I began to have chronic pain in my early 20s, first in my neck and head, then crippling pain in my arms that finally moved to my mid and upper back. This was diagnosed, after 9 difficult years, as fibromyalgia. Then later I injured my low back and have had trouble with it ever since, while other areas of my back flare up periodically.
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Last week the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) released the inaugural issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE ™, a bi-monthly digital magazine for, by and about fibromyalgia and related chronic pain communities. “As a nonprofit organization, the NFMCPA strives to support patients, families, and friends in their search to find useful information and methods for improving their condition and coping with the difficulties associated with fibromyalgia and overlapping illnesses,” said Jan Favero Chambers, the magazine's publisher and editor-in-chief as well as the president and founder of the NFMCPA. “ Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE is a demonstration of our commitment to provide a collective resource to make our voices and stories heard, as well as a key vehicle for bringing new and important information to the fibromyalgia and chronic pain patient and medical communities.” What You'll Find in the First Issue This first issu...
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