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PAIN MANAGEMENT AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

  Pain Management And The Opioid Epidemic by Jules Shapiro Unless you have been under a rock, you know that war has been declared on the use, more specifically, the abuse of opioid medications. You probably are also aware that this nation has a staggering number of citizens living with the burden of chronic pain.[…]

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Chronic Chronicles Podcast: Addiction Awareness

Chronic Chronicles Podcast About Addiction Awareness On May 22nd, Sarah Grahwohl from DrugRehab.com joined us at Chronic Chronicles for a podcast about addiction awareness. We had the opportunity to define addiction and the impact of addiction on one’s life or the life of a family member.. We had the opportunity to define addiction and the impact of[…]

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Misdiagnosed With Addiction by Patti

My Life With Chronic Pain After Being Misdiagnosed With Addiction By Patti A. I am writing this article from the perspective of being a patient who has a Chronic Pain Condition as well as having an unwarranted, Doctor imposed label of “Addiction”. What no one seems to really understand is that my Chronic Pain Condition is[…]

Ellie: I Just Want To Be Seen

I Just Want To Be Seen A Guest Blog by Ellie I Googled invisible illness. I know what they are. I live with them every day, but I wanted to see what the internet had to say about them. The internet offers up a basic and obvious definition – a chronic health condition with no[…]

WhatTheJules 30 Things #SeeTheInvisible

This week the theme of Invisible Illness Week is SeeThe Invisible. Here are  30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness 1. The illnesses I live with are: Bipolar Disorder and it’s associated drawbacks, EDS and the degrading joint and tissue disorders that occur over time with the disease, PTSD, I am a nearly[…]

United Advocacy Australia Invisible Illness Week 30 Things

Thank you to United Advocacy Australia for sharing your Invisible Illness Week “30 Things” Meme with The Chronically Awesome Foundation. Read the original post here.   1.The illness‘ I live with are: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, General Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Migraines, Temporomandibular joint Disorder, I also have Hypertension and GERD 2.I was[…]