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Lumbar Puncture - the good, the bad, and the very painful by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Sep 2009 10:12pm 2 Comments It's been a month since I had my lumbar puncture. It has taken me a while to feel "normal" again - although my normal and a healthy persons normal are two very different things. I wanted to get my experience about my LP out there because if one other person can learn from my experience, then I feel like my experience was worth it. ... Read on »
DO YOU FEEL YOUR PETS' PAIN? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Thu 08 Oct 2009 9:27pm We all remember Presidential candidate Bill Clinton answering a question about people suffering from AIDS by saying, in early 1992, "I feel your pain." Empathetic humans frequently exhibit this trait as they relate to others who are suffering a distressing sensation in a part of their body, typically from an injury or illness. Since we usually unde ... Read on »
RA Pain – Types, Causes, and Treatments by Andrew Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 9:37pm I’m at a loss about how to describe the various types of pain I’ve experienced with RA. As I prepare this post, all of my PIP finger joints (middle joint) are swollen and tender to the touch. The DIP joint (tip) on my left pinky smarts. The MCP joint (base of finger) on my left middle finger lets me know when I grab the steering wheel. Both wri ... Read on »
Pain Flare Ups by Lauren Posted Mon 30 Nov 2009 12:00am On Thanksgiving I sat in a room filled with family, struggling to get through the day.  I was looking forward to spending time with the people I love yet while I was there I couldn’t enjoy much.  That morning I had woken up to major aches and pains all over my body.  No explanation, it was just “there”.  I finally took a Tramadol (painkil ... Read on »
Let’s talk about PREDNISONE by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 1:28am 1 Comment I was drinking my dose of prednisone this morning so I told myself to write about it on this blog since PRED is I think the most popular drug for LUPUS. I have been taking prednisone since 2002. And I know prolong intake of this drug is not good. That’s why my rheuma is trying to lessen my intake so that in the near future I can go on living ... Read on »
Prescriptions 101: Prednisone by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:48pm Ah. Where to start with a drug like Prednisone . There were months when I referred to my steroid dosages as my little magic pills - little because they are the smallest pills I think I've every taken (especially when you have to cut those 5mg pills in half - I was forever losing those little slivers!), and magic because within 30 mi ... Read on »
Arthritis Pain Hurts! My Pain Medicine is "Killing my Kidneys." What can I do? by Michael Aaronson MD Facebook Posted Sat 04 Dec 2010 1:17pm Painful  joints caused by arthritis is one of the most challenging conditions for professionals to treat, especially when a  patient has  chronic kidney disease and cannot tolerate the prescribed pain medication. Although controversial, I wanted to provide my perspective on this topic, noting that since there is no correct answer, my goal is ... Read on »
Shingles: Treat Immediately to Avoid Lifelong Pain by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm If you suddenly develop severe pain in a limited area on one side of your body, you may have shingles and need treatment immediately to prevent that pain from lasting for the rest of your life. It's called postherpetic neuralgia. If you have severe pain that is not caused by an injury and your doctor cannot find a cause, you should get a blood ... Read on »
Pains and Aches by Rebecca .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Dec 2011 5:08pm I just got some bad health news. It’s amazing to me that after nearly eight years in Chronic Town I still get shocked and overwhelmed and sad when I suffer a setback. I suppose it’s a testament to my capacity for hope (as well as my steadfast commitment to denial.) Nevertheless, it sucks. A few days ago the joints in my left hand starte ... Read on »
Can’t put the needle in. by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 6:13pm I started my Enbrel shots again last week. I forgot how much I hate them. Not that I’m complaining. Thank God for Enbrel! But I have always had a very bad phobia of needles. Its completely irrational. I’m not afraid of the pain. Its…..I’m not exactly sure. But I think it’s just the fact that there is a stick of metal poking through skin, musc ... Read on »