Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are: “One Migraine Patient’s efforts to ease her pain by finding any food triggers leads to unintentional malnutrition” by Kerrie Smyres and “Make Different Mistakes: A Cautionary Tale From the School of Hard Knocks” by Annie Sisk. Both these posts focus on difficult issues. Being honest about needing help can sometimes feel impossible - but it’s often exactly what we need. Please don’t miss these two important posts.
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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!
"Sorry, no pain pills here": Dan is blindsided at pharmacy by new New York state law when he tries to fill his script
Every illegal pill they take makes it that much harder for anyone with chronic pain to get them legally: Sandi rants about drug abuse, knowing there's no real answer
Weight-Loss Surgery May Add to Painkiller Dependence, Study Says: Doctors should warn patients their need for pain relief may continue
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
Future doctors unprepared to manage pain - one of the most common problems they will encounter in clinical practice, expert group warns
Patients Made to Pay Before Seeing Doctor: Obamacare likely to accelerate the pre-payment trend as deductibles rise
High Out-of-Pocket Costs Called a Hidden 'Side Effect' of Treatment: Some doctors say it's time to discuss financial aspects with patients
Poor Sleep Habits Linked With Chronic Diseases, Study Says: Too much shuteye may be even more damaging than too little
*MIGRAINE / HEADACHE
Depression twice as likely in migraine sufferers: Study finds the prevalence of depression and suicidal ideation much higher among individuals with migraine
Obesity May Increase Migraine Odds: Study found risk of painful headaches rose with body weight, especially in younger women and whites
Migraines Linked to Artery Networks in Brain: Imaging showed sufferers had differences in the structure of their blood vessels
Chronic migraine sufferers have some options for relief, including Botox. But some headache experts advise caution on two surgeries intended to interfere with nerves that deliver migraine pain
Lulu Alvarado, 17, Cures Migraines With Omega Procedure: Are Electric Shocks To The Brain The Next Quick Fix?
-See the Featured Blog Posts below for an important post from a migraineur
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Note from me:
The first featured post is very important for all pain patients regardless of what their condition is. The writer’s effort to find relief from her debilitating pain ended up causing serious medical repercussions. Always keep your doctors updated on what you are doing on your own, even if you believe you are doing the right thing based on medical advice. We can’t always know how our individual bodies will respond, and having a constant connection to our treatment team is extremely important.
The second post, though a different situation, has a similar thread: you have to be honest about when you need help. Don’t tell yourself that needing help means you are weak or that you’ve failed; asking for help may be the strongest thing you do for yourself and prevent you from having even bigger problems. We are all human and none of us are perfect.
One Migraine Patient’s efforts to ease her pain by finding any food triggers leads to unintentional malnutrition
by Kerrie Smyres for Migraine.com
by Annie Sisk at PajamaProductivity.com