By Jeannette -It’s a critical time for all people who are impacted by pain, regardless of the cause. It is a time to unite on our journey with pain and over the next 90 days join the discussion of the gaps in the management of pain and the solutions put forth. This is a time … Continue reading What is the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices, Why Does it Matter, & How Can You Have A Voice?
By Wanda - Dear Sir or Madam, As a person with chronic pain, it saddens me to hear of the ongoing “opioid crisis.” It saddens me that patients like myself are being prevented from receiving access to life-changing medication because of people who have turned that medication into recreational drug. It saddens me to know … Continue reading An Open Letter About The Opioid Crisis
By Jorie - The opioid crisis is bigger than ever, and as a result the government has stepped in to try to correct it. But their methodology isn’t exactly the most helpful for those of us living in chronic pain. The Don’t Punish Pain Rally seeks to raise awareness of this issue. Patients and advocates … Continue reading Don’t Punish Pain
By Jeannette -Headache on the Hill is an advocacy event held annually on Capitol Hill and hosted by The Alliance Of Headache Disorders Advocacy with additional sponsorship by partnering organizations such as U.S. Pain Foundation. This year both my husband, Dennis, and I attended together. There were 150 advocates in total at Headache On The … Continue reading Headache On The Hill: One Advocate’s Journey
By Jorie - A few months ago, I was profoundly confronted with something I’m sure the majority of us chronic pain patients face pretty frequently: medication shaming. We’ve all heard about it happening, but sometimes we think we’re immune to the scrutinization and stereotyping. Oh, don’t worry, we think, this only happens to those people … Continue reading The Reality of Medication Shaming
By Wanda - You just want the pain to stop; it’s unbearable, as if your head is determined to kill you. Why can’t you just take a really powerful pain killer like Norco or another opioid? They are supposed to be so strong--great for killing pain. Is it too much to ask?! If they work … Continue reading Migraines & Opioids: “The Good Stuff”