Blog Posts - Chronic Pain

Could Arthritis Be Causing Your Mystery Symptoms?

Struggling with joint aches, chronic pain, and swelling? You might have arthritis.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Mar 21, 2016

CDC Publishes Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published guidelines for doctors on prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The guidelines urges doctors to avoid prescribing opiate painkillers for chronic pain patients and in...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 16, 2016

7 Uncommon Ways to Ease the Pain of Chronic Illness

Nobody wants to live with chronic illness, and mainstream medicine can only offer so much. Check out these 7 uncommon ways to ease the pain of chronic illness.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Mar 14, 2016

Alternative Medicines And Therapies

Alternative Medicines And Therapies Five Of The Best Alternative Medicines And Therapies Chronic pain can be frustrating and uncomfortable. When standard medicines don’t seem to do any good, our frustration only increases. There are alternatives ou...
by The Things Women Want on Mar 8, 2016

The #1 Reason Natural Treatments Have Not Worked for You (And How to Change That)

Life Beyond Chronic Pain: The Step-by-Step Guide to Healing Chronic Illness Naturally, helps you heal chronic pain with natural, science-backed methods.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Mar 7, 2016

How to Use Magnesium to Treat Chronic Migraines

Living with chronic migraine headaches? You're not alone. Learn how magnesium deficiency can contribute to migraines and what you can do to ease the pain.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Feb 8, 2016

Chronic Pain Changes DNA In The Brain And Immune System

Chronic pain is a poorly understood condition in which the nervous system consistently fires out pain signals for a long period of time, sometimes without an actual injury to trigger it. Compared to... That's not all, read on!

DIY Epsom Salt & Essential Oil Bath Recipes: To Naturally Release Stress & Tension

If you're living with a chronic pain condition, these DIY Epsom salt and essential oils baths can help heal mind, body, and soul.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Feb 3, 2016

“I’m Not Crazy…I’m Allergic!” – An Interview With Author Sherilyn Powers

What if you found out your depression was really a symptom of allergies? That's exactly what happened to Julie. An interview with author Sherilyn Powers.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Feb 1, 2016

The Prescription Drug That Increases Fibromyalgia Pain – Are You Taking It? – [Video]

In this video, Dr. Edward Conley, Director of the Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Autoimmune Clinic of Michigan, explains why statins worsen chronic pain and fatigue.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jan 27, 2016

The One Thing All People With Chronic Illness Have in Common – [Video]

There is one thing you and everyone else with chronic illness have in common, but most doctors will never tell you about it. In fact, it scares them.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jan 25, 2016

Treat the pain… or treat the depression? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome management

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common pain disorder associated with compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel. Approximately 139 women and 67 males per 100,000 people will report this problem over the course of one year, although this de...
by Healthskills on Jan 24, 2016

Why Do You Have Brain Fog?

Is your brain in a fog all the time? Find out what causes brain fog, and what you can do to clear it.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jan 20, 2016

My Favorite Chronic Illness Memes

Chronic illness memes are like friends who've "been there". Some uplift, some inform, some snark, and some make you laugh. No matter what, you're not alone.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jan 12, 2016

10 Things You’d Never Say to Someone in a Wheelchair (But People With Invisible Illness Hear All the Time)

"Maybe if you started jogging, you could get out of that wheelchair." Sounds ridiculous, right? This is the type of thing people with invisible illness hear.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jan 11, 2016

Using a new avoidance measure in the clinic

A new measure of avoidance is a pretty good thing. Until now we’ve used self report questionnaires (such as the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, or the Pain Catastrophising Scale), often combined with a measure of disability like the Oswestry Dis...
by Healthskills on Jan 10, 2016

How the Brain Responds to Pain – [Infographic]

Is your chronic pain all in your head? In a manner of speaking, it is. Learn how your brain responds to pain and some tips and tricks for lasting relief.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jan 6, 2016

5 Active and Welcoming Invisible Illness Support Groups Online

Support, validation, and encouragement are all vital to people with a chronic disease. Get the support you need from these online chronic pain support groups.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jan 4, 2016

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

The top 10 blog posts of 2015!
by I Told You I Was Sick on Dec 30, 2015

How Mainstream Media Creates Unrealistic Expectations of the Chronically Ill – [Video]

Inspirational stories are fun to read and share, but they can cause problems for people with invisible illness. Watch this video about chronic pain compassion.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Dec 28, 2015

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