Migraine is associated with variations in the structure of brain arteries A new study done by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the net of arteries supplying blood to the brain is more likely to be incomplete in people who have migraines. Say what? That is … Continue reading Migraine is associated with variations in structure of brain arteries
I cannot even grasp the meaning of functional anymore. It is beyond me. I am in agony right now as I write this. Too much pain to sleep and have been immobile all day. Unable to function. Unable to do anything because of the pain and the auras. Is that the line I wonder? That … Continue reading The disability line: What the hell is functional?
So my psychologist asks these questions before he proceeds with this weird EMDR therapy for chronic pain. I don't know if the EMDR therapy is working yet be the questions always get me thinking. An EMDR treatment session can last up to 90 minutes. Your therapist will move his or her fingers back and forth … Continue reading EMDR therapy: the positive and negative of pain
According to a study published in The Journal of Pain negative doctor attitudes about opiate medications are closely linked with lower rates of prescribing them and more favourable attitudes linked with higher levels of prescription levels. "In 1994, Dennis C. Turk, PhD and colleagues at the University of Washington conducted a survey of physician attitudes … Continue reading Opioid Pain Meds and higher prescribing rates of NSAIDs with chronic pain
Happy Canada Day Canadians!!! It was a hot one here. Hot and bright. Which means for most of it I was indoors because after the last week of acute migraines and poor sleep I managed to get some good sleep last night... aiding by sleeping pills of course, and on waking with no migraine, I … Continue reading Happy Canada Day!!! I had a good night and a low pain night as well.