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
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 Lisa of Migraine Magick (Guest Writer) - Let’s change the context around chronic pain. What if you could use your pain as your gain? Maybe pain wouldn’t feel like such a loss of precious time if you could use it to your advantage and heal. Would you prefer to use pain as an asset … Continue reading Re-contextualizing Pain
By Dana - Migraines can take center stage in our lives at any time. It happened to me fifteen years ago, during a very rough period in my personal life. On that November 16th, my father died. On that December 27th, my husband and I were in a car accident. On the following January 9th, … Continue reading Pain Diaries: Thank God For Dresden
By Sarah Faith - For those of us who experience any type of chronic pain, from daily to severe, it is not difficult to believe, empathize with, and understand others with the same affliction. For those who do not experience it, it is much harder. In fact, it seems sometimes that there is only a … Continue reading “I Believe You”
By Jeannette - There are many causes of chronic pain--an accident or injury, inflammatory or neurological condition--but no matter the cause, chronic pain impacts our emotions. There is an intersection between physical pain and emotional well being. It is important to discuss this interplay, as well as strategies to address these difficult emotions to improve … Continue reading The Emotional Rollercoaster of Living with Chronic Pain
By Brittany - I see you’re going through a tough time, and I want you to know you’re not alone. I know, that probably isn’t very comforting right now, because you feel completely alone and I’m not there to sit with you in the dark. But I see you. I hear your silent cry … Continue reading An Open Letter to Anyone Going Through a Tough Time: You’re Not Alone
By Liza - We all experience anxiety at some point in our lives. Anxiety is simply how you react to certain stimuli that surrounds you. It’s how you react or respond to an annoying co-worker who won’t allow you to concentrate on your work, or how you respond to your child who has left their … Continue reading Calming the Anxiety of Chronic Pain
By María - Many of us have been there. Lying down on our bed for hours feeling excruciating pain that will not go away. The pain is stubborn so it will not go away without giving a fight. You have tried everything to attempt feeling a little better but nothing has worked so far. Painkillers: … Continue reading The 10 Best Chronic Migraine Memes