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When Chronic Pain Pushes Me to Take My Anger Out on Loved Ones

When Chronic Pain Pushes Me to Take My Anger Out on Loved Ones

I can remember being a little girl and getting yelled at by my mother for no particular reason. My mother has always been loving and kind, so for her to yell at me was a pretty big deal. My dad would always tell me, “Be patient with Mommy, she’s in a lot of pain.” As a kid, I recall that […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Fibromyalgia
NEW YORK - APRIL 27:  (FILE PHOTO) (US TABLOIDS OUT) Actor Robin Williams appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on April 27, 2006 in New York City. It was announced on August 9, 2006 that Williams is seeking treatment for alcoholism after being sober for 20 years.  (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Robin Williams and the Myth of “Battling” Depression

By Tom Hawking I don’t really have a great deal to say about Robin Williams’ death, beyond the obvious: it’s tragic, and awful, and I feel terrible for his family and friends and everyone else who knew him. Two people I knew — both friends, at different stages of my life — have killed themselves in the last month, and the feeling […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Cannabis Potency: How Does Lab Testing for THC and CBD Work?

Cannabis Potency: How Does Lab Testing for THC and CBD Work?

(SEASTOCK/iStock) Cannabis testing allows consumers to make informed purchasing decisions based on the strength and composition of cannabis products. Accurate testing is crucial for medical cannabis patients who need specific therapeutic effects. It’s also important for adult-use consumers because products vary widely in their potency, which will influence the experience. There is a variety of cannabis testing methods used to evaluate […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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Robin Williams and Childhood Emotional Neglect

by Jonice Webb After Robin Williams’ sad and shocking suicide, friends, family, fellow stars, and even reporters offered multiple explanations for the virtually inexplicable: Why did he do it? Some of the many possible factors which have been proposed are depression, alcohol, drugs, and Parkinsons Disease. But I see another potential factor which is never mentioned by anyone. A factor which […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Media Malpractice: Obama Had Economic Growth at Same Rate as Great Depression – Media Silent

Media Malpractice: Obama Had Economic Growth at Same Rate as Great Depression – Media Silent

The Obama Legacy: — 19 trillion in debt — 1 in 5 Americans on food stamps — Worst labor force participation rate since Carter — Worst GDP rate since Great Depression — 8 million more Americans working two jobs than when he entered office — And the only president in history who never scored an annual GDP above 3% The #FakeNews media’s vicious assaults on President Trump […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Struggle With Chronic Pain

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Struggle With Chronic Pain

Lady Gaga is well known for her unconventional approach to singing, fashion and just about everything else. So it’s not altogether surprising that the 30-year old entertainer has some unusual remedies for chronic pain — including infrared saunas, ice baths, emergency blankets and frozen peas. Lady Gaga recently shared on Instagram details about her “frustrating” battle with chronic pain, along […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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Identifying And Overcoming Depression

Today it was discovered that comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide, following a struggle with depression. His tragic death was a somber reminder that we need to continue the conversation about depression and how to overcome this mental disorder. Depression isn’t the same as occasionally feeling the blues or temporarily feeling in a rut. […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Fibromyalgia: Surviving an invisible misery

Fibromyalgia: Surviving an invisible misery

By SANDEE LAMOTTE , CNN (CNN) – Do you ache all over? Do you find yourself exhausted even after a full night’s sleep? Does just the slightest touch on certain spots on your body make you want to scream in pain? You could have fibromyalgia, a painful musculoskeletal disease characterized by widespread muscle pain, oversensitivity to common pain, extreme fatigue and […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Fibromyalgia
Lib Dems under Vince Cable still want to legalise cannabis

Lib Dems under Vince Cable still want to legalise cannabis

Vince Cable says the Liberal Democrats will keep pushing for the legalisation of cannabis. The party’s new leader believes it makes sense to “regulate and control the market” rather than let criminals “control the mixing of substances”. The government say it has “no plans to legalise cannabis”. It says it remains a Class B drug “as there is clear scientific […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Me vs. Fibromyalgia: 25 Facts for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: 25 Facts for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

This Friday marks the 25th anniversary of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. It’s interesting to me that on one hand, we’ve come so far: Fibromyalgia (FM) has been legitimized, testing has improved, and safer treatments are replacing dangerous meds. On the other hand, there are many who still don’t believe that FM is real. In honor of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, […]

by · August 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Fibromyalgia