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    What It’s Really Like Living With A Stoma

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    It’s hard to believe that I’ve had a stoma for nearly 3 years now. It doesn’t feel like that long at all. Since my first surgery, my health has gone down the toilet, a...
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    5 Things Not to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

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    In 2013, I was involved in a car accident that changed my life. Although the damage to my car was surprisingly minor, that 10 seconds would change my life forever.  Prior to the accident, I...
    undiagnosed chronic illness

    Tips to Thrive When You Have an Undiagnosed Chronic Illness

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    “Teacher, you’re walking like a tipsy woman. Why are you swaying?” “Are you a grandma? Why do you climb the stairs like that?” (Then, copies my posture). “What’s wrong? Are you okay?” (After jerking and accidentally...
    Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

    My Fight With Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

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    My chronic pain started as a teenager. I’m 53 now. Mostly, I suffer from back pain, rib pain, joint pain, migraines, and facial pain. Ten years ago, my doctor told me my facial pain was...

    Here’s What It’s Like Living With Coccydynia

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    About a year ago, I began to notice pain around my coccyx while sitting down. At 52, I'm no stranger to back pain. I've suffered from it for years - including in my lower...
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    How Marijuana Legalization Impacts Pain Management

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    In the court of public opinion, the use of marijuana has rapidly changed over the past decade. A 2018 Pew report found that 62% of Americans favored legalizing marijuana. That's double the rate of...
    Chronic Pain Support Groups

    How to Connect with Chronic Pain Support Groups

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    Living in chronic pain can be isolating. Pain can restrict your daily activities, drain your energy, and leave you feeling disconnected from the rest of the world. Connecting with chronic pain support groups can...
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    Government Scrutiny on Opioids Impacts Chronic Pain Sufferers

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    In 2016, more than 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses — a fivefold increase from 1999. Overprescription and easy access led to the skyrocketing epidemic in the United States. There's a new level of government...
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    How To Reduce Pain in Vulnerable Populations

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    If you have ever experienced chronic pain - or if you support someone who has - you know how debilitating it can be. It affects every part of your life - from your career...
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    5 Pain-Friendly Hobbies for Any Age

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    Having an active lifestyle is the key to health. Doctors have found countless benefits from reduced risk of heart attack and stroke to better mental and emotional health. However, people suffering from chronic pain...
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    I’m Chronically Ill at 18: Here’s What My Life Is Like

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    I’ve been chronically ill with no official diagnosis since February 6th, 2017. Yes, I remember the date. Because on that day, my life changed forever. This is my story.  Battling never-ending symptoms It started with...
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    Navigating Long Term Disability Insurance with Chronic Pain

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    Chronic pain is a reality for over 50 million Americans. This is more than just the occasional backache or headache, but serious discomfort that causes stress, reduces job performance, and leads to a range...
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    Essential Guide for Summer Travel with Chronic Pain

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    Summer travel season is the perfect occasion to take time off from work and head out to find some fun. For those suffering from chronic pain, however, it’s not always that simple. You have...
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    How Chronic Pain Can Affect Job Performance

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    The expressions “just walk it off” and “grin and bear it" are common. The problem with these sayings is that they don’t really work in the world of chronic pain. Such pain can be...
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    4 Benefits of Art Therapy for Chronic Pain

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    Have you ever found yourself lost in a song? Or so absorbed with dancing that your problems - and your pain - fall away? Art therapy for chronic pain aims to harness that feeling...
    best podcasts on chronic pain

    7 Best Podcasts on Chronic Pain

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    Learning to live with chronic pain is challenging. It’s essential to stay dialed in to trending topics related to your condition. We've complied a list of the 7 best podcasts on chronic pain to...

    Chronic Lyme Disease: Opening Up About the Struggle

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    Three years ago, I officially received a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease. My struggle to get diagnosed, however, impacted my life several years before. In reality, I contracted the disease 6 years before from a...
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    Teens Living with Chronic Pain Face Unique Challenges

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    Life with chronic pain is difficult no matter how old you are. But teens living with chronic pain face some unique challenges. Recent studies reveal just how widespread chronic pain in teens is. Factors...
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    6 Common Warning Signs of Fibromyalgia

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    Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain disorder that affects about 10 million people in the United States. It can be challenging for doctors to diagnose fibromyalgia, partly because symptoms often vary from person to person....
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    7 Common Mistakes in Pain Management

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    There are only so many ways your health care team can help you with your pain management. Much of your management strategy depends on how well you treat yourself. Let's look at 7 common...
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    CDC Report: Clear Link Between Kratom and Overdose Deaths

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    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked kratom and overdose deaths. Kratom, an herbal supplement marketed for its opioid-like effects, is now connected to 152 deaths in 27...
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    How to Beat Fibro Fog

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    If you have fibromyalgia, you likely struggle with memory and concentration problems. This struggle is also known as fibro fog. While doctors have long known that fibromyalgia often causes problems related to cognitive functioning,...
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    5 Steps to Setting Pain Management and Wellness Goals

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    You feel like you have the knowledge and tools to make your life living with chronic pain easier and more enjoyable. But do you inspire yourself to commit to integrating them into your everyday...
    Traits in a Good Pain Doctor

    Look for These 5 Traits in a Good Pain Doctor

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    Choosing the right pain doctor can be a challenging and tedious process. You should consider more than where they went to medical school. It's also about choosing someone with specialized training for chronic pain...

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