Category Archives: Opioids

Why I Am The Way I Am…

I will not be made to feel small by the judgements of other people. There are reasons I am the way I am. If that doesn’t measure up to the high standards you’ve set for me then I apologize. I … Continue reading

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“Antibiotic Seeker”

“So imagine you’re miserable with sinus headache and a hacking cough and a fever. You muster the strength to go to the doctor to get treatment so you can recover and go about your life.  You wait for an hour … Continue reading

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The end of chronic pain? podcast

I was surfing around and found this podcast on The Guardian. Exciting and promising research into chronic pain. Anyone who lives with chronic pain should listen to this. Finding new ways to figure out making medicines that follow the pain … Continue reading

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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…

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Vilified and Coerced, Pain Patients are Desperate

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
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…

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