When You Live in a Constant State of Pain

Chronic pain is the most complex and difficult feeling to describe. It is my constant feeling. It is the same as asking someone to describe...

Being hungry shuts off perception of chronic pain

Pain can be valuable. Without it, we might let our hand linger on a hot stove, for example. But longer-lasting pain, such as the...

The Dilemma of Wanting to Have Fun but Knowing Your Body...

Last weekend, I had a pretty typical weekend for a 23-year-old. It was my other half’s birthday on Saturday, so we had friends around, a few...

50 Everyday Tasks, and What They Feel Like for a Person...

It seems to be rather hard sometimes for some people to understand, or remember, that literally every action you take as someone with a...

A Hidden Cause of Chronic Pain: Why Your Brain Sometimes Won’t...

For years, painful knee arthritis hobbled you. Then you had a knee replacement. Why are you still in pain? Blame it on your brain. “Your...

TRADE-IN YOUR IBUPROFEN FOR CANNABIS

Pain from inflammation can and will likely affect all adults at some point in their lives, and for some, become chronic conditions that interfere...

How Chronic Pain Taught me to Honor Myself

After having been in pain for so many years, I am convinced that pain brings many unforeseen and unacknowledged gifts with it. Most of...

Why We Need to Include Chronic Pain in Suicide Prevention

When we talk about suicide, we usually talk about it in terms of mental health and mental illnesses. She was depressed. He was “struggling.” She had mental illness...

People with fibromyalgia have inflammation of the brain

The causes of the difficult-to-treat pain syndrome fibromyalgia are largely unknown. Using PET brain imaging, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Massachusetts General Hospital have...

13 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because Your Fibromyalgia Is...

Navigating everyday life with fibromyalgia can be a challenge – so when your fibro symptoms flare up, causing increased pain, fatigue, brain fog and a plethora of...
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