What I’ve Learned From Loving Someone Who Needs Opioids to Survive

I’ve been seeing a lot about the supposed “opioid crisis” lately, both in the news and on social media. I’ve seen everything from an outcry of total support from some, absurd indecisiveness from a few and loud and unreasoned vitriol from others. The thing that bothers me most is the look of fear on my…

30 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because of Chronic Pain

By: Paige Wyant via- The Mighty Developing a chronic pain condition may require you to make a number of changes to your lifestyle and daily routine. Activities such as standing, sitting or talking with a friend may trigger pain flares, thus requiring certain accommodations or coping techniques. Everyone has different ways of managing their pain,…

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say

By Matthew Perrone Image of actual kratom pills with a faux prescription logo.  (iStock) U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday,…

3 Types of Stress that Lead to Fibromyalgia

    Stress is one of the top speculated causes of fibromyalgia. Researchers believe that a person under a huge amount of stress, for an extended period of time, can cause changes in brain behavior. When brain functions go haywire, it can alter the way the brain perceive pain and eventually lead to fibromyalgia. Physical…

24 Photos That Show What Fibromyalgia Symptoms Look Like

Although many people may experience similar symptoms, fibromyalgia looks different for everyone. Whether you’re battling largely “invisible” symptoms, such as pain or fatigue, or something more apparent, like excessive sweating or a rash, these symptoms can often manifest in a variety of ways, depending on the individual and their unique health situation. But even though fibro symptoms…

Feds Target Doctors and Pharmacies in New Crackdown

Over the next few weeks, the Drug Enforcement Administration will step up investigations of pharmacies and doctors found to be dispensing or prescribing suspicious amounts of opioid pain medication. The so-called “surge” — announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – is the latest in a series of steps the Justice Department has taken to combat…

Lady Gaga cancels UK tour due to ‘severe pain’

The singer is “devastated” after cancelling 10 shows in the UK and Europe but says she must “put myself and my well-being first”. Image:Lady Gaga has cancelled her UK tour  By Sharon Marris, News Reporter Lady Gaga has cancelled her upcoming UK tour due to “severe pain” that has “impacted her ability to perform live”….

21 Gastrointestinal Symptoms People With Fibromyalgia Have Experienced

   Editor’s note: Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health or diagnoses, please consult a doctor or medical professional. Fibromyalgia may be known to cause widespread pain and fatigue, but there are a number of other symptoms and side effects we don’t talk about as often. For many with fibro, gastrointestinal symptoms are unfortunately…

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