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Living with Multiple Diagnoses: The Importance of Believing

When I was thirteen years old, I saw a rheumatologist after months of white-hot pain and severe fatigue. The doctor took my elbow between her hands, bent it into full hyperextension, and said, “You...
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Opioids for Chronic Pain: Are They For Me?

Opioids are medications that are often prescribed by a doctor to help relieve pain. They work by reducing the amount of pain signals that your body sends to your brain, and also change the...