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  • Practicing Gratitude to Fight Pain: How Does It Work?

    During the holidays, gratitude and feeling thankful are regular topics of conversation. Many people talk about all the people and things they feel grateful for. Sometimes it can be hard to feel thankful when you’re living with pain or depression....

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  • The Isolating Loneliness of Living with Chronic Pain

    For people living with chronic pain, every day can feel like an uphill battle. Chronic pain is often caused by an underlying condition, such as autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, back problems and many other chronic diseases. The isolating loneliness of...

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    • One of my issues with feeling down is that almost every thing I love to do causes pain — knitting, sewing, crochet, gardening… all cause either hand pain, neck pain, or both, often with accompanying low back pain. Then I let everything slide, because housework is a killer, and I just don’t want to do it. then I look around, everything looks like hell, and my depression deepens. All of these things reciprocate each other.

    • “You are not alone”. Yes. Yes I am alone. I’m an introvert. I don’t relate well with others. I live in a single, rented room. I have no family. I have a best friend of 45+ years, but haven’t seen them in over 4 years because he just doesn’t have the money for gas. He lives 3 hours away. It makes my heart hurt to know I will probably never see him again.

    • I feel like my chronic pain has made me lose everything.
      I was married for 21 yrs and im divorced now because i couldnt do all the things that i used to do.He never understood my pain.

    • Chronic pain is devastating!!! I was born with a genetic bone/ collagen disorder. Growing up I thought many kids would break a bone or have my back go out was the way it was! Boy, was I wrong.
      Here I am 67 years old and the pain is relentless but I carry on! I do have a wonderful husband who supports me and cleans, washes clothes and so many other things around the he house my pain prevents me from socializing as much and just walking! My pain is isolating and very few people understand my situation. Pain meds help but some days the pain is so ugly! I want to walk, run and play with my kids and friends! I would love to travel but sitting in one place to long is very uncomfortable! Ok I got that off my chest, whoo thanks for listening! My advice is listen to your body and stop what your doing. Rest, sleep (if you can), relax in your favorite chair/ recliner and try CBD gummies! Hey, they work for me. CP is not a way to live but we do it daily! Love yourself and do not be afraid to reach out to others in pain.

  • What Is Carpal Tunnel? People living with carpal tunnel syndrome often experience tingling, numbness and other symptoms in their […]

    What Is Carpal Tunnel?

     People living with carpal tunnel syndrome often experience tingling, numbness and other symptoms in their hands and arms. It occurs when a nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel, which is a narrow passageway on the palm-side of your...

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  • Is Food Triggering Your Migraines?

    Discover some common problem foods and beverages, and learn how to identify your triggers and more about food & migraines. How Foods and Beverage Cause Headaches Both foods and beverages contain a number of natural and artificial compounds that cause headaches....

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  • Relationship Advice for Those With Chronic Pain

    A study found that individuals with chronic pain show greater vulnerability to depression or anger than those without chronic pain, and also show greater interpersonal difficulties and physical disability. So it is important that we learn to think of...

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  • Learning to Accept Living with Chronic Pain

    Whether you’re newly diagnosed with a condition that causes chronic pain or you’ve lived with it for a long time, living with chronic pain is very challenging. Sometimes, you may feel angry, frustrated, lonely or depressed. Remember, it’s completely...

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  • Understanding 5 Common Types of Headaches

    There are several kinds of headaches, each with its own symptoms and treatment options, and correctly diagnosing yours can make the difference between living in pain or resuming a normal life. Knowing more about five of the most common...

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    Your Sleep Apnea Could Be Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Understanding sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is disrupted during sleep. These pauses in breathing last for at least 10 seconds and may continue for a minute or more. Patients can experience breathing disruptions over 30 times...

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