Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Help Fight the Stigma of Chronic Illness – Vote in the Live Bold Photo Contest

Last month I told you about the Live Bold Photo Contest being sponsored by HealthCentral in an effort to help us all fight the stigma that often comes when we live with a chronic illness like fibromyalgia or other chronic pain conditions.   More than 50 entries have been received and now it's time for you to choose the... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine and More - Looking Around HealthCentral - July 29, 2014

Most people who read this have migraine or anther headache disorders or care about someone who does. Reading and learning about our migraines and headaches is one of the keys to managing them.   Another key to managing our migraines and headaches is remembering to manage any and all health issues we may have, especially conditions that tend... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|
Ask the Clinician

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Severe migraines, doctor wants signed contract for hydrocodone?

Full Question: I have had severe migraines for over 25 years and have gone to the same doctor for 35. After years of medications not working and taking over 1,600 MG of Advil a day, nothing worked until she gave me hydrocodone 10/325. My migraines the week before my period will be daily for 4-5 days and then I usually have a migraine 1 - 2 days... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart... Read moreChevron
Ellen Schnakenberg

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Patient educator and advocate

Migraine and Headache Awareness Blog Challenge 22 - Watching Over Me

Migraine and my other comorbid conditions such as Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, dystonia and spinal disease, make it difficult for me to do the normal day to day things most people take for granted. Today’s National Migraine and Headache Awareness Blog Challenge is personal to me because I do require so much help.   Today’s... Read moreChevron
posted 06/22/2014, comments (0)|