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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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Coming Back To Writing ~ Catching Up

I’ve been away from here for about a year. Things were just too intense to think about writing. But I’m going to give it another try. I think writing might be therapeutic and give me an outlet for all my … Continue reading

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Bitter Blast From The North….

We here in Illinois are entering a major weather event. It began tonight with the arrival of a snowstorm, dumping around 4-5 inches of snow on us so far. Behind this snow, pushes an arctic blast, the likes of which … Continue reading

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The Erosion of a Life and a Mind ~ Part One

ero·sion noun \i-ˈrō-zhən\ : the gradual destruction of something by natural forces (such as water, wind, or ice) : the process by which something is eroded or worn away. Related Words breakdown, decay, decomposition, disintegration, dissolution My mom tells me … Continue reading

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The Fear of Pushing Too Far…..

I’m getting ready to visit a rheumatology Nurse Practitioner in the next couple days. I have a long list that I will be bringing, because it’s been quite awhile since I’ve seen anyone regarding my pain.  I have fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, … Continue reading

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Once Again, The Meds I Need The Most I Can’t Take

Well, guess what. That wonder drug that the new doc put me on 3 days ago is RAISING MY BLOOD PRESSURE. I just read tonight that prednisone can also raise blood pressure…..just like every single NSAID on the face of … Continue reading

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Hope and The Dark Place of Pain….

The emotions of a person with chronic pain can fluctuate greatly from day to day, sometimes hour to hour. When the pain is at a lower intensity, that person may find themselves in a better mood, able to smile, laugh … Continue reading

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