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#chronic pain

From TheJournal.ie Chronic pain is having a significant impact on the work, social and family lives of Irish people Daily Life

Chronic pain is having a significant impact on the work, social and family lives of Irish people

A survey found that 75% of people say it affects their daily life.

From TheJournal.ie Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review' Medicinal Cannabis

Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review'

Only patients with specific medical conditions can access medicinal cannabis under the new programme.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: At a cannabis dispensary in Colorado I found the only thing that offered relief for my chronic pain Opinion

Opinion: At a cannabis dispensary in Colorado I found the only thing that offered relief for my chronic pain

I was prescribed fentanyl, a dangerous, highly addictive, synthetic opiate with horrible side effects – while a relatively harmless plant remains banned, writes Clare McAfee.

From TheJournal.ie Life with endometriosis: 'I haven't given up hope of becoming a mum one day' Column

Life with endometriosis: 'I haven't given up hope of becoming a mum one day'

Endometriosis is part of my everyday life. It affects decisions I make, but I have reached a certain truce with it, writes Cate O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse Chronic Pain

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

From TheJournal.ie Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia: 'It was hard to be near someone who was in pain like that' Read Me

Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia: 'It was hard to be near someone who was in pain like that'

Irish people living with fibromyalgia know only too well what Lady Gaga is going through, writes Rachel Lynch.

From TheJournal.ie Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day Painkillers

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't sit in a plane for more than an hour without being in agony': Ivan Yates on living with chronic pain Never Ending

'I can't sit in a plane for more than an hour without being in agony': Ivan Yates on living with chronic pain

One in five Irish people living with chronic pain never discusses it with a professional.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'The doctors wouldn’t listen, and why would they? I’m not a doctor' Chronic Pain

Column: 'The doctors wouldn’t listen, and why would they? I’m not a doctor'

The healthcare system has failed me. Nobody knows how to treat me, writes Elisha Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie 'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness Fibromyalgia This post contains videos

'It robs you of your very being': Life with the invisible illness

Jo Allen has a chronic pain condition and has been getting some relief from cannabis-derived medicine.

From TheJournal.ie Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia' Research

Marijuana 'eases chronic pain, but may increase risk of schizophrenia'

A US study has found that cannabis almost certainly reduces chronic pain and eases nausea from chemotherapy.

From TheJournal.ie 'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain' Fibromyalgia

'There’s never a minute in the day I don’t feel pain'

Eleanor O’Farrell is one of the many people in Ireland who have fibromyalgia, often dubbed ‘the invisible illness’.

From TheJournal.ie I'm not JUST grumpy - I'm living with one of the most painful conditions in the world House Of Pain

I'm not JUST grumpy - I'm living with one of the most painful conditions in the world

Steve O’Rourke breaks down life with trigeminal neuralgia a condition that causes sudden and severe face pain that has been compared to being stabbed or struck by lightning.

From TheJournal.ie Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick' Column

Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick'

Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.

From TheJournal.ie Suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness might help New Trial

Suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness might help

About 35% of people in Ireland are affected by pain which has lasted for three months or more.

From TheJournal.ie Over 200 patients referred back to GPs after closure of chronic pain clinic Pain

Over 200 patients referred back to GPs after closure of chronic pain clinic

The HSE said today that it has been unable to recruit a replacement consultant to operate the service at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

From TheJournal.ie 1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction Childbirth

1 in 3 Irish women affected by pelvic floor dysfunction

The rise in the number of Irish women having Caesarean sections is not a result of women being “too posh to push” – there’s a hidden story that also impacts women’s choices around childbirth: pelvic floor dysfunction.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief Pharmacy

Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief

Regulations around the sale of products containing codeine were introduced in 2010. Pharmacists heard that up to one in three adults may be suffering from chronic pain, which can affect quality of life.

From TheJournal.ie Quarter of a million Irish fail to seek help for debilitating back pain - survey Back Pain

Quarter of a million Irish fail to seek help for debilitating back pain - survey

With 80 per cent of those suffering nerve-related back pain aged under 50, chronic pain is thought to be significantly impacting people’s personal and professional lives.