Category Archives: Fibromyalgia

Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
Pain Medicine News – Suicide and Pain: The Silent Epidemic On Oct. 26, 2003, two patients of mine, Randy and Helen—a married couple in middle age and both weary with…

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Turn In The Corner….

Another turn in the corner another bend in the road another part of my body another pain episode ~*~*~*~            Just when I feel like I’ve handled all that I possibly can along comes another catastrophe for reasons I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Arthritis, Challenges, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Discouragement, Emotions, Endurance, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Health, Hopelessness, Isolation, Life Journey, Osteoarthritis, Past Experiences, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sadness, Survival | 2 Comments

Patients “Fired” for Misinterpreted Urine Drug Tests

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
O Tempora! O Mores! – A Draconian Practice in American Pain Management | National Pain Report Last week I received an email from a chronic pain sufferer, a woman who’d…

Posted in Acute Pain, Challenges, Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Compassion, Dealing With Doctors, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Health, Life Journey, Medical Community, Medication, Opiates, Opioids, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stigma | Tagged | Leave a comment

Vilified and Coerced, Pain Patients are Desperate

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Vilified and Coerced, Pain Patients are Desperate  In no other medical field are patients subject to such vilification, suspicion, and coercion as in pain management.  Chronic pain patients have been…

Posted in Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Dealing With Doctors, Diagnosis, Fibromyalgia, Life Journey, Medical Community, Medication, Narcotics, Opiates, Opioids, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stigma | 1 Comment

Patient Rights: MedlinePlus

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Patient Rights: MedlinePlus As a patient, you have certain rights. Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy of your medical records, and the…

Posted in Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Dealing With Doctors, Diagnosis, Empowerment, Fibromyalgia, Focus, High Blood Pressure, Life Journey, Life Path, Medical Community, Medication, Narcotics, Opiates, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Rheumatoid Arthritis | Tagged | Leave a comment

Temperature’s Dropping Again…

And here we go again, folks. That predictable unpredictable-ness of January in the midwest. Once again we are experiencing a drastic temperature drop here in Illinois, from near 50 degrees yesterday to a bone chilling low of 22 degrees tonight, … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Arthritis, Challenges, Changes, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Endurance, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Health, Life Journey, Osteoarthritis, Pain Scale, Plantar Fasciitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Seasons, Temperature Changes, Tendinitis, Weather Changes | 3 Comments