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living with 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...
Chronic Illness Blog starting a blog

How My Chronic Illness Blog Helped My Chronic Pain

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My journey with chronic illness has spanned over half my life. As a young teen, I received diagnoses for multiple mental health issues, including...
bipolar personal stories

What It’s Like to Have Bipolar Disorder: A Personal Journey

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Overview Personal Bipolar Disorder stories can help others better understand the daily struggles. Below is just one of many to be told. Please read on...
living with an invisible illness

What It’s Really Like Living With an Invisible Illness

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Many thanks to our guest writer Pamela Jessen for sharing her powerful testimony below on what it's like living with an invisible illness. When you're...
September Pain Awareness Month

Finding That ‘One Thing’ Chronic Pain Sufferers Know to be True

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Throughout the month of September, chronic pain sufferers can rest easier knowing their stories are being heard. In 2001, the American Chronic Pain Association...
Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center

MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry’s New Book Sheds Light on Addiction and...

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MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry has triumphed once again, not only on the baseball diamond, but also in life, as showcased in his new book,...
living with two chronic illnesses

My Story: Life with Two Chronic Illnesses

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Hello all, my name is Bethany. I am 19 years old, I reside in London and I live with chronic pain. I started Blogging...
Darryl Strawberry book Don't Give Up on Me

Review of Darryl Strawberry’s Book: Don’t Give Up on Me

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Darryl Strawberry’s new book, Don’t Give Up on Me, takes the reader on a journey through the MLB All-Star’s life, starting with his childhood...
caregiver

Four Ways to Be a Better Caregiver

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How one husband learned how to be a better caregiver to his wife during her fight against breast cancer. In her fight against breast cancer,...
Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Pain Profile: Rob Saffer Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Rob Saffer runs two nonprofit organizations and lives in Woodstock, New York. Pain Resource: What do you do for a living? Rob Saffer: I work from...
Runner with arthritis

Profile: From Marathon Runner to Pain Patient to Health Coach

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For most of her life, Angela Gaffney, 41, was an athletic person. She played sports in high school and college, ran 5K races, and...
Dogs with arthritis

Dogs and Arthritis

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How one dog with the disease became an Internet sensation   Swims in Lake Superior were Schoep the dog's daily arthritic therapy. After Schoep and his...
IMG

Pain Profile of John Murphy: Post-Concussion Syndrome

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From Marathoner to Pain Patient — and Back Again
Neckties and migraines

Neckties and Migraines: What You Should Know

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This Father's Day, please send migraine relief for my wife, in lieu of flowers (or neckties)
chronic pain

One woman’s journey to relieve the emotional pain of losing a...

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A partner's death leaves a profound void, but it can be healed By Lisa Davis When I asked Shannon M. Regan what she experienced right after...
chronic pain

Jeanine’s joints

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By Margaret Jaworski Photo Courtesy of Jeanine Yutani: Jeanine Yutani (far right) with fellow riders Justin Baker and Laurie Miller Three years running, Jeanine Yutani biked...
chronic pain

The Emotional Pain of First Responders

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Our Country's Bravest Face Their Own Emotional Pain in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings and Texas Explosion By Lisa Davis In the wake of this...
courage - Pain Resource

Courage by Design

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A Daughter's Caring Creates A Gem of an Idea By Margaret Jaworski When Stephanie Hansen first learned that her mother, Sue, had breast cancer, she struggled...

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