Time for Tuesday-Newsday! There are two Featured Blog Post this week: “Chronic Pain and Narcotic Use: Doctors, please treat me with compassion and understanding, not judgment” by Tracy Rydzy and “It happened to me: I take opiates for chronic pain,” by Anna Hamilton.
Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below.
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!
*MENINGITIS OUTBREAK and CONTAMINATION OF MEDICINES
Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows: Once there, it could help spur the meningitis that killed 58 in last year's outbreak
*PAIN MEDICATION NEWS
This neat TEDEducation video explains how humans experience pain and how medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen relieve pain
*CHRONIC PAIN IN OLDER ADULTS
*MIGRAINE / HEADACHE
Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally: Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries
Drugs Can Sometimes Prevent Migraines, but at a Cost: Study finds many have side effects so bothersome that sufferers stop taking them
Migraine Sufferers Face Significant Stigma: They not only have to deal with disabling pain,but the stigma caused by others who tend to discount the impact of the debilitating headaches
Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines: MRI study suggests changes occur in areas associated with pain
Migraine-Depression Combo Linked to Smaller Brain: But it's unclear what the finding might mean for patients
Acute Migraines More Apt to Turn Chronic With Poor Treatment: Study compared patients to see who made the jump to frequent headaches within year
*FEATURED BLOG POST
Chronic Pain and Narcotic Use: Doctors, please treat me with compassion and understanding, not judgment
by Tracy Rydzy
by Anna Hamilton