Wednesday, September 17, 2014

People Who Are Living With Chronic Pain

Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

September 2014: Chronic Pain Awareness Activities

September is Pain Awareness Month and a number of chronic pain organizations are sponsoring events and activities to help spread the word about chronic pain and the toll it takes on the lives of those who suffer with it.   There was a time – not too long ago – when people living with chronic pain were pretty much on their own.... Read moreChevron
Karen

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Merrygoround

I have been living with chronic pain now for 10 years, lacinectomy, fusion l4-s1, fusion c4 c5, poly neuropathy, cervical headaches and now a buldging disk c5 c6. In the last year and maybe longer if I'm honest with myself I have endured emotional abuse from my husband of 19 years who is a unmediated bipolar/alcoholic. Things have gotten so bad... Read moreChevron
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My prayers were answered...

I've been going to the same pain specialist for the last 11 years. At my appointment in Feb he told me he wasn't going to see pain patients anymore. He is closing his office at the end of May and is just going to see inpatient rehab patients. I totally freaked out. The only other pain specialist where I live doesn't believe in strong narcotics... Read moreChevron
Linda

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I was dx with F.M. four years ago,(was aware of disc issues and osteo) PTSD -shooting.=anxiety. Learning disabilities.

osteo or arthritis?

Hi all,   I have been diagnosed with degenitive disc disease in the thorasic, lumbar and cervical. I have fibromyalgia also. I get injections in my back every four weeks in the neck,shoulder's, as well as my lower back due to spasms/sciatica. I am post menapause as well, and am going to be 49 years old. I would like to share my recent... Read moreChevron
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Mariepi

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Finally can wear a bra all day !!!!!!

For most of us with fibro wearing a bra is a.......pain in the ...... I discovered a way to wear a bra for a longer time even the wired ones. I added to the thread about the bra file...http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/c/5949/144427/comments but in case of it doesn't get on, here is the story: I found a bra wearing helper from a... Read moreChevron

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