APF Urges you to read this alert and TAKE ACTION TODAY Regarding Pain Medications

I received this message via Facebook from my friend Carolyn Noel of the American Pain Foundation.  This is very serious and will affect many of us with chronic pain conditions if the FDA gets their … [Read more...]

FDA Offers Guidance for the Safe Use of Pain Medicine

The FDA has released a document that discusses safety concerns with different types of painkillers - this includes both prescription and over-the-counter pain meds. It discusses different types of … [Read more...]

FDA Advisory Panel Votes to Ban Darvocet & Darvon Painkillers

The FDA Advisory Panel voted to ban the painkillers Darvocet and Darvon due to over 3,000 reports of serious propoxyphene-related problems, including suicide, drug dependence, and overdose.  The … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger Post: Mind-Body Healing for IC and other Chronic Pain Issues

Please welcome Abigail Steidley, owner of The Healthy Life, LLC Life Coaching Services and blogger of The Vagina Dialogues as guest blogger for this week.  You can read Abigail's bio at the end of her … [Read more...]

Online Chat: Can Holiday Eating Affect Your Pain?

The American Pain Foundation is offering an online chat on December 16th at 8:00 p.m. EST about different foods and different pain diagnoses and how the two are related. Especially during this time of … [Read more...]

A Doctor’s Point of View: War On Drugs In The Doctor’s Office

Yesterday I read a very good article written by a doctor regarding the issues surrounding doctors prescribing prescription pain medications and why it is getting harder for chronic pain patients to … [Read more...]

Is Pain A Cause of Arthritis?

A study involving mice found that the processing of pain in the joint contributes to arthritis.  Pain itself may be actually what feeds the condition.  University of Rochester researcher Stephanos … [Read more...]

Webcast Series on Chronic Pain

I found a great webcast series on chronic pain at the Pain Awareness website. PainAwareness.org was launched as a site for practitioners to receive the latest information and insights into pain … [Read more...]

Prescription Pain Pill Use: Putting Things Into Perspective

Taking prescription pain medications daily is how many of us dealing with chronic pain and chronic illness function and make it through the day.  Doctors, pharmacists, and even us as patients have … [Read more...]

Clinical Trial to Compare Pain Medications

There is currently a national study recruiting patients for a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of two different pain medications: Fentanyl Buccal Tablets and oxycodone. The Fentanyl Buccal … [Read more...]

How To Talk To Your Doctor About Chronic Pain

Patients searching for appropriate treatment for chronic pain can tell you that it is a long, hard struggle.  According to this article by Health, most doctors are not trained to deal with chronic … [Read more...]

September Is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month and what better time than to share with others what you know about chronic pain disorders like Fibromyalgia, IC Disease and other illnesses that cause chronic … [Read more...]

Voluntary Recall of Morphine Sulfate 60mg Issued by Ethex Corp.

Ethex Corporation notified healthcare professionals of a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) due to a report of a tablet with twice the … [Read more...]

Top Ten Reasons For Pain Medication Use Increasing

A special thanks to Help My Hurt for including this post as part of the Help My Hurt Blog Carnival. I found a great post written by Dr. Christina Lasich on Chronic Pain Connection on the Top Ten … [Read more...]

No Link Found Between Being Left-Handed and Migraines

I'm left-handed so I thought this information was pretty interesting. Earlier study findings had shown that there was possibly a link between migraines and being left-handed. Research from more than 2 … [Read more...]