It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Post this week is, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road In a Life of Chronic Pain,” by Sue Falkner-Wood.
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WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
** CDC and FDA ALERT **
13,000 Patients May Have Been Exposed to Meningitis by Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections: 105 cases of Meningitis reported and 8 people dead
This story continues to change almost by the hour. Health officials now say that patients began receiving the tainted steroid much earlier, as of May 21. They have released a list of all the states where vials of the drug were shipped: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, and West Virginia.
If you think you given a tainted injection, click HERE to read my last blog post which outlines what affected patients need to know.
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) show greater efficacy than serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) in the treatment of chronic pain related to neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia
The tragic desperation of living with uncontrolled pain: 18 yr old woman taking 36 different medicines a day suffers allergic reaction and dies of organ failure
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
Budeprion XL 300 (generic for Wellbutrin) pulled off the market: Defective antidepressant revives longstanding quality concerns surrounding generic drugs
Missing Data May Skew Clinical Trials: Expert panel recommends steps to prevent or account for incomplete information
*FIBROMYALGIA / CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
*MILITARY VETERANS and PAIN
For Combat Vets, Brain Injury and Painful Symptoms Can Last Years: Mild injury doesn't mean quick recovery, researchers say
*FEATURED BLOG POST
by Sue Falkner-Wood