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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: RA and Pain Awareness

Does your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) give you chronic pain? How much does it affect your life, your work, and your relationships? Are you coping well? Do the people in your life understand what you’re going through?   September is Pain Awareness Month. It gives all of us who live with chronic pain the opportunity to show the rest of... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Cyndi Jordan

Cyndi Jordan, Health Guide

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Patient Advocate and Migraineur

Going to the ER for Migraines - Interesting and Helpful Research

Most of us with frequent or severe migraines have considered going to the emergency room due to our migraines at one time or another. I have frequently heard those with migraines debate the pros and cons of going to the emergency department (ED). The most common reasons I have heard migraineurs give are that they can’t endure the pain,... Read moreChevron
Ask the Clinician

Ask the Clinician, Health Guide

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Is cluster headache considered migraine? Treated with surgery?

Full Question: I suffer with Cluster Headaches (severe pain behind my eye, as if someone were using an ice pick behind my eye ball.)  This is the only symptom. I take Imitrex which can stop the onset if taken early enough. Sometimes it comes on without much warning and the although the medicine might lessens the pain, it is still severe and... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Of-Two-Minds about it

Of-Two-Minds about it, Community Member

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I am now unemployed

Those of you who have been on this site for a few years and have probably read my past posts in which I talked about how miserable I was in my job as a special ed high school teacher. This past spring the stress and anxiety got so bad I had to take a couple of months off. I did finish out the school year and tried to rest and heal over the summer.... Read moreChevron
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

New Research Shows Migraine Responsible for 13% of Deaths in Women

For several years now, studies have shown an association between migraine and cardiovascular  disease and incidents. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events include diseases and events related to the heart and blood vessels and include: heart attack, aka myocardial infarction; atherosclerosis: a condition in which plaque builds up in the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|

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