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Opioid Effects

We have all seen the commercials on TV…those commercials for medication to combat opioid induced constipation. We know that opioids as well as any type of medication (prescription or over the counter)…even the simple Tylenol can cause constipation. 251 more words

Change in Weather, it's Fall, Here Comes the Rain and Wind; Adjusting My Goals

Well it’s the time of year I always try not to think about. The temperatures drop, the wind sneaks under my jacket, and water flows from the dark clouds as the barometric pressure drops. 228 more words

Links And Writing For Activities Of Daily Living With Fibromyalgia

CryoTherapy: The Healing Alternative

“Healthcare is not what it used to be!” An aging society among other stresses taxing the medical sector has led to dwindling capacity in our healthcare system making it impossible for physicians in the United States to deliver the level of individualized care we were once accustomed to. 296 more words

Food Diary - month 8: celebrating summer salads and new drinks discovered

After 8 months of following a gluten-free, potato-free, low-sugar diet I can report the good news that I now have:

  • Stable weight
  • No IBS
  • Clearer mind…
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Straight, No Chaser: Fibromyalgia

Previously, Straight, No Chaser has discussed the frustration of uncertainty some patients have with having symptoms and not being given a diagnosis (much less a cure). 583 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Straight, No Chaser: Your Questions About Chronic Pain and Management

Chronic pain and its management are complicated topics, both for sufferers and those who care for them. Thank you for your feedback on the previous post and appreciating the spirit in which the information was provided. 644 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

When plans go wrong remember . . .

 The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, 

Gang aft agley,’

Robert Burns

Field Mouse

I’ve always been a planner. I have lists of lists, diaries, calendars, post-it-notes, magnets holding notes to the fridge and notes pinned to a pin board; not to mention the notes, reminders and alarms set on my phone, pad and computer.

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