Good “Pain” Article: “25 ‘Scary’ Side Effects of Chronic Pain We Don’t Talk About”

I subscribe to a health e-zine some of you may know: The Mighty. It tends to focus on areas such as cancer, mental illness, disability, chronic pain, chronic conditions, rare diseases and many more topics. I have several primary categories I read it for. Today I found an article there that I really felt like …

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3 Things YOU Need To Know About Trigeminal Neuralgia – Daily Records

A while back, whilst working in Oregon, my husband, in agonizing pain, took himself to the emergency room at the local hospital. He had just suffered a severe burn, about 5 x3 inches, on his stomac… Source: 3 Things YOU Need To Know About Trigeminal Neuralgia – Daily Records

Letter to People Who Think Chronic Pain Isn’t That Bad | The Mighty

A letter to people who don't understand chronic pain and think it's "not that bad." Source: Letter to People Who Think Chronic Pain Isn’t That Bad | The Mighty   This is a really good article. Not the best I've ever read, but really good. It does a good job at trying to explain the …

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Go a Few Rounds With Your Brain’s Nerves: Welcome to TN Type2 Hell!

Okay. Update. This post is largely in response to a request from a reader. As many of you might remember, I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it's a neuropathic disease which affects the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the brain, causing unbelievable head and facial pain. Most scientists, doctors, …

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CT Myleogram and Emergency Procedure

I’ve had a rough time of it lately, especially the past few days. A couple of weeks ago, I somehow injured my back. It locked up and I had incredible back pain to go along with my very severe head pain. I went to my orthopedist, had a lot of x-rays taken, was told I …

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End of the Year Post 2015

I wrote this blog post quite early this morning and didn't post it. I wasn't sure about it. Since then, I've reread it twice and have had second thoughts about posting it. I usually post an End of Year post on the last day of the year, but this one is too depressing, too negative. …

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Minor Surgery on Monday

I'm having a minor neurological surgical procedure Monday morning to hopefully relieve some Trigeminal Neuralgia-related head and facial pain I've been having. This will be at least my eighth such procedure since summer 2011. Some have worked and some haven't. I had three last year and none of them worked at all, but one I …

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