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    Loneliness and Chronic Pain

    The Isolating Loneliness of Living with Chronic Pain

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    For people living with chronic pain, every day can feel like an uphill battle. Chronic pain is often caused by an underlying condition, such as autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, back problems and many other chronic...
    Pelvic Pain in Women

    The Causes of Pelvic Pain in Women and Ways to Treat It

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    Tammy Wynette sure knew what she was talking about back in 1969—sometimes it is hard to be a woman. Especially when it comes to pelvic pain. Men experience pelvic pain, too, but it’s far...
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    10 Must-Knows: What Life is Like with Chronic Pain

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    September is Pain Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of chronic pain and common management practices. It's also a time for those of us who live with it to illustrate what life is like...
    Life with Chronic Pain

    6 Tips to Help Reclaim Life with Chronic Pain

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    When you live with chronic pain, you likely keep an eye out for new and unique ways to manage your pain. From distracting yourself from the pain to experimenting with relaxation techniques and natural...
    Animal Therapy for Chronic Pain

    Animal Therapy for Chronic Pain: How Fluffy Can Help Heal

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    From aiding victims of disasters to sitting calmly at the bedside of those battling illness, comfort dogs can lend helping paws to those who need it most. Animal therapy for chronic pain can offer...
    itp pain

    My Difficult ITP Diagnosis Journey That Made Me An Advocate

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    I don't really remember a day of my childhood where I felt “good”. Of course, at the time, I had no frame of reference for what “good” was supposed to feel like. I didn't...
    Lady Gaga speaks out about fibromyalgia

    Living With Fibromyalgia: Lady Gaga Continues to Raise Awareness

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    In her lead role in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga brings Ally to life on the screen for the fourth remake of the iconic story. Much of Ally's story centers on the fact that...
    Protect Your Job During COVID-19

    How to Protect Your Job During COVID-19 if You Have a Chronic Illness

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that social distancing is the most effective way to stay healthy. Businesses have closed for most employees but not for essential workers. What happens if you are one...
    Surviving Covid-19 with Chronic Pain

    How People with Chronic Pain Are Surviving COVID-19

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    You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to know that the coronavirus pandemic has been hard on everyone. Loss of employment and disruption of routines have affected millions of people around the world. But...
    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 Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), major depression and anxiety. To this...
    Chronic Low Back Pain

    7 Tips for the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain

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    Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans each year. Whether it’s mild discomfort from sitting too long at work, or severe, disrupting pain, there’s nothing enjoyable about it. This type of pain is expensive,...
    brain fog depiction

    Living With Brain Fog: The Search for Clarity

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    Brain fog may sound a bit vague, even made-up, but it’s an issue affecting thousands of people. There are various medical terms for this ailment: clouding of consciousness, mental fog, and cognitive impairment are...
    Living With Pain

    5 Essential Principles for Living With Pain

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    Chronic pain affects millions of Americans each year. But people living with chronic pain know that pain is more than just physical discomfort. It can affect your appetite, sleep, behavior, and even thoughts. Living...
    chronic pain and sex

    Steps To Take If Chronic Pain Is Impacting Your Sex Life

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    While the words pain and sex aren’t two that we hope to group together, there is a connection between the two that deserves to be evaluated. Sex is an essential component of a healthy...
    aqua yoga for chronic pain

    Why You Should Try Aqua Yoga For Chronic Pain

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    If you’re a chronic pain patient like me, you’ve probably had someone, under the guise of being helpful, tell you to try yoga. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans with chronic...
    chronic illness and accessibility

    Chronic Illness Patients Face Challenges With Accessibility

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    The CDC recently reported 90% of the $3.3 trillion spent on health care in the U.S. annually goes to the treatment of chronic and mental health conditions. For all this money, however, there’s not...
    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...
    government scrutiny on opioids

    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...
    pain-friendly hobbies

    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...
    art therapy for chronic pain

    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...
    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...
    apps to help manage chronic pain

    Top 3 Apps to Help Manage Chronic Pain

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    Many thanks to guest contributor Sophia Madison for providing this helpful list of resourceful apps to help manage chronic pain.  Living with chronic pain includes finding resourceful tools, tips and support systems that help you...