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 way. Please read and do … [Read more...] about APF Urges you to read this alert and TAKE ACTION TODAY Regarding Pain Medications
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 pain relievers, their active … [Read more...] about FDA Offers Guidance for the Safe Use of Pain Medicine
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 painkiller Darvon is made from … [Read more...] about FDA Advisory Panel Votes to Ban Darvocet & Darvon Painkillers
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 post. Are you feeling … [Read more...] about Guest Blogger Post: Mind-Body Healing for IC and other Chronic Pain Issues
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 parties and family … [Read more...] about Online Chat: Can Holiday Eating Affect Your Pain?
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 get them. After reading … [Read more...] about A Doctor’s Point of View: War On Drugs In The Doctor’s Office
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 Kyrkanides, DDS, PhD, and … [Read more...] about Is Pain A Cause of Arthritis?
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 management during the month of … [Read more...] about Webcast Series on Chronic Pain
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 been brainwashed to believe … [Read more...] about Prescription Pain Pill Use: Putting Things Into Perspective
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 Tablets will be compared … [Read more...] about Clinical Trial to Compare Pain Medications