By Wanda - Yes, migraines suck. I’ve had them as long as I can remember, and I turned half a century old this year. The pain is unbearable, the otherness daunting, the anxiety of waiting for the next attack often all but undoes us. Growing up, head pain was my normal as it was for … Continue reading Joy in the Journey
By Leslie - I am in pain. Severe debilitating pain. I cannot describe it to you. It’s in both sides of my face. It’s like having a severe toothache in every tooth and in the bones of my face. Even my nose is hurting. This all began back in 2014 when I had my bottom … Continue reading Life with Trigeminal Neuropathy
By Wanda - "Pain and loss define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world or relationship every thing has its time and everything ends." When we were little children just learning to walk we fell often. We accepted falling with a little fuss and then got back up and tried again. … Continue reading Lessons From Pain and Loss
By Jorie - For my birthday this past year, my mom graciously gifted me the Quell 2.0 device. I had been wanting to try Quell for a long time after hearing about it within the chronic pain community, but neither I nor my husband could immediately afford it. I’m immensely grateful for my mom’s constant, … Continue reading Product Review & Personal Experience: Quell 2.0
By Liza - There are a small group of us within the R.A. community, who when the summer rolls round, you can hear the groans of despair clear around the world from whichever point you may occupy. You may wonder why. The spring and summer months are balmy and hot, whereas the winter months are … Continue reading Why Your Joints Hurt & Ache When it’s Hot & Humid
By Winslow - As a former early childhood educator, I grew very familiar with the game “Red Light, Green Light.” I can remember the children in my class excitedly running throughout the gymnasium with the sounds of their little tennis shoes squeaking against the floor. The concept of the game is to run as far … Continue reading Red Light, Green Light: The Chronic Illness Game
By Dr. Brent Wells (Guest Writer) - If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer with chronic back and neck pain, consider adding some yoga exercises to your routine. Yoga improves your flexibility and reduces tension, which can dramatically reduce sensations of pain when practiced regularly. While many people do yoga as a … Continue reading Simple Yoga Exercises For Back & Neck Pain
By Winslow - Headaches can come in various different forms. Tension headaches, sinus headaches, menstrual migraines and cluster headaches are just a few examples of these debilitating demons that plague a great deal of people. It is estimated that 13% of Americans suffer from migraine headaches which calculates to around 38 million people. It is … Continue reading Migraine or Cluster: Which Are You Having?
By John Martinez in association with Axon Relief (Guest Post) - If you’re active in the migraine community, you may be noticing that CBD oil is starting to pick up steam as a possible treatment for migraine headaches. However, are the floods of positive anecdotal evidence backed by scientific data? The short answer is: not … Continue reading CBD Oil for Migraineurs?
By Jeannette - On social media I often see fellow patients with chronic pain and illness, questioned and put in the position where they have to explain how they can have a bit of beauty, joy, smiles, and soul shine, while they are sick and in daily pain. Apparently, a smile must negate pain. I … Continue reading You Are Allowed To Live With Pain & Still Shine