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‘We’re not all drug addicts’ — The plight of chronic pain patients during the opioid epidemic

BY JANICE ALLEN CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. — Every day, Matt VanEtten lives with excruciating pain. “We’ve all had ice cream headaches. Picture that 24 hours a day,” he told FOX 17 News. “It feels like your head’s literally going to explode from the inside out.” Debilitating headaches have crippled his livelihood; …

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President Trump’s ICE Has Some Bad News To Give Mayor De Blasio About His Sanctuary City

Forty-one people were arrested in the five boroughs of New York City over the past week as part of a national Immigration and Customs Enforcement “targeted enforcement action,” a spokeswoman for the New York field office of ICE said Monday. ICE said 38 of the people arrested had criminal convictions, …

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OPIOIDS HAVEN’T SOLVED CHRONIC PAIN. MAYBE VIRTUAL REALITY CAN

By  MEGAN MOLTENI WHEN SOMEONE WALKS or rolls into the emergency department at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles with food stuck in their throat, the ER staff calls someone like Brennan Spiegel. As a gastroenterologist, food-pulling-out is something he’s uniquely equipped to do. So when he got the call one day …

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Watch: K Brosas opens up about her chronic anxiety disorder

By Rey Pumaloy MANILA – Singer-comedienne K Brosas opened up about her struggles with chronic anxiety disorder in her latest Facebook live video, encouraging those with the same mental illness to seek help. For nearly seven minutes, the “Tawag ng Tanghalan” judge recalled how she found out about her condition, as …

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The Seven Stages of Fibromyalgia: New Development

The original post that inspired this page was written by Angela Wise and posted on her page in 2014.   She talked about there being 6 stages of fibromyalgia. but i have added one more stage 7 and majority will  agree with this stage which she missed in my view. Stage 1 You started …

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I’m a Nurse With Fibromyalgia. Here’s What I Wish Frustrated Patients Knew.

By Laurie Miller When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the rheumatologist (who I never saw again) told me fibromyalgia was related to being a perfectionist, and I needed to exercise. And that was it. That was all that his many years of training and experience could bring him to say. When I …

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What Causes Burning Sensations In Fibromyalgia?

o you experience moments where your bones seem to be on fire? Or perhaps, you feel burning sensations on your back and under the skin. This is very common among fibromyalgia patients. Read on to find out what causes burning sensation in fibromyalgia. What Causes Burning Sensations in Fibromyalgia? According …

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What Causes Nausea In Fibromyalgia?

Around 40-70% of fibromyalgia patients have complained about chronic nausea and vomiting. Nausea could vary in intensity. However, most patients have only experienced mild to moderate nausea. There are also patients who have to deal with persistent nausea that will sometimes last for several weeks. In fact, some has reported …

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FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain. Must Read Before Taking These Harmful Steroid

by Elisabeth Leamy The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, …

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New Drug to Treat MS Gets FDA Approval

Federal regulators have cleared the way for Ocrevus to be put on the market after the MS drug performed well in clinical trials. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given people with multiple sclerosis some hope. On Wednesday, FDA officials announced the agency has approved a new drug to treat adults …