the side effects of chronic pain no one talks about

The side effects of chronic pain no one talks about

Because of the recent hysteria about the “opioid epidemic” there have been some discussions by doctors and the CDC about how patients in chronic pain should get over their pain by using “nonpharmacologic therapy” such as massage, physical therapy, etc. Unfortunately their suggestions don’t take into account  the cost of such therapy, most of which […]

10 truths about taking opioids for chronic pain

10 truths about taking opioids for chronic pain

Being on opioid medication because of chronic pain is practically a criminal offense these days. You spend a lot of time defending the decisions you and your doctor decided was best for you , and usually you’re defending these decisions to people who don’t actually know anything about pain. There are substantial misconceptions going around […]

a day in the life of an opioid addict

A day in the life of an opioid addict

I wake up in the morning and immediately feel the crushing pain that has a hold over my entire body. The pain radiates from my shoulders to my toes, but I have to get out of bed so I can get my kids to school. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but […]

6 things to look for in a fibromyalgia doctor

6 things to look for in a Fibromyalgia doctor

Finding a doctor willing to consider a fibromyalgia diagnosis can be a long and difficult process. On average it takes about five years to get diagnosed partly because some doctors don’t believe in fibromyalgia and others aren’t willing to treat a condition with no cure. My personal experience fits into this narrative as it took me […]

when doctors don't listen to their patients

When doctors don’t want to listen to their patients

It’s no secret that I dislike doctors and don’t trust them. I have a whole category on my blog entitled “doctors suck” after all. A lot of people wonder how I can dislike doctors when they are thoughtful, educated, and selfless human beings who are just trying to use their knowledge to bless humanity. When I hear […]