Women in Pain Survey Getting Brisk Response

Posted on August 24, 2014 in Diseases & Conditions, Fibromyalgia The National Pain Report is conducting a reader’s survey on the issues faced by women in pain, and the response is encouraging. So far, over 2,000 women have taken the survey — which explores a variety of topics on how women are diagnosed and treated for chronic pain. Here’s…

Women in Pain Survey Getting Brisk Response

Posted on August 24, 2014 in Diseases & Conditions, Fibromyalgia The National Pain Report is conducting a reader’s survey on the issues faced by women in pain, and the response is encouraging. So far, over 2,000 women have taken the survey — which explores a variety of topics on how women are diagnosed and treated for chronic pain. Here’s…

What the Research Really Says About Opioids and Fibromyalgia

Posted on July 22, 2016 in Diseases & Conditions, Fibromyalgia By Donna Gregory Burch Donna Gregory Burch My fibromyalgia and primary-care doctors have always been united when it comes to one thing: Opioids do not relieve fibromyalgia pain! Early on, I believed them and didn’t question their treatment plans. I figured they must have formed their opinions…

Midwest Pain Expo Registration Opens

Posted on July 8, 2017 in Diseases & Conditions, Health, Other By Staff. One of the country’s best patient-centered free pain expositions will be held in Northbrook, Illinois on August 13. The 4th annual Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo is the brainchild of Gracie Bagosy-Young, a nationally-known Chronic Pain Patient Advocate. It is designed to allow doctors and…

Stigma: Opioids, addiction, and chronic pain

Posted on October 31, 2015 in Other Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two part series on the stigma of chronic pain. This focuses on the chronic pain patient. The second installment features the stigma of being a pain physician. We invite your comments. These are challenging days. Persons who suffer with chronic and intractable pain…

Opinion: The Battle Continues – Do What You Can Do

Posted on September 23, 2018 in Opinion, Other with 21 Comments By Judie Plumley. This week’s Don’t Punish Pain Rallies Across the U.S. created attention. Judie Plumley writes an open letter to the chronic pain community. To my Pain Sisters and Brothers, We are faced with a very difficult problem of how to go about being heard by…

Ultralaser treatment for fibromyalgia yields 75 percent pain reduction when applied to the hands

By admin  On September 24, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  A new device that combines low-intensity laser light and therapeutic ultrasound considerably reduces the pain experienced by patients with fibromyalgia. A scientific study has shown that application to the palms instead of to tender points on different parts of the body has better analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. As a result…

A Typical 24 Hours With Fibromyalgia

By admin  On June 20, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  A Typical 24 Hours With Fibromyalgia Three years ago, my doctor said the F-word… that’s right, fibromyalgia. I ignored her. But for the last year I have been in constant pain and I find it really hard to focus on anything other than finding pain relief or finding a new…

Horrible Side Effects Make Fibromyalgia Patients Quit Drugs Early

By admin  On September 24, 2018 In Uncategorized Leave a comment  BY JULIA NELSON  Neurontin and its newer more potent version, Fibromyalgia pain relief drug Lyrica, are widely used for off-label indications that are an outright flagrant danger to the public. These blockbuster drugs were approved for use even though the FDA had no idea what they actually did in the brain….