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Walking Through The Fire (Quitting Opioids)

Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions Part 3: My Personal Journey Part 4: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water (Quitting Opioids) Part 5: Walking Through The Fire (Quitting Opioids) (you… Continue reading Walking Through The Fire (Quitting Opioids)

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Quitting Opioids: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water

It's been stormy sailing... Image Credit: Pirate In The Storm by Peter Concept Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions Part 3: My Personal Journey Part 4: Stormy Seas and Taking… Continue reading Quitting Opioids: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water

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2 Hours With ME, and Dysautonomia: May 12th, International ME/CFS Awareness Day

I called Rhiannon, a touch of panic in my tone of voice. I have screwed up. She made me a power smoothie before she left for shopping, and I drank it too fast. "I didn't even drink the whole thing, only half!" I explained. Now, the icy drink sits in my stomach, and its chill… Continue reading 2 Hours With ME, and Dysautonomia: May 12th, International ME/CFS Awareness Day

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Frank Talk On Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown

Those of you who know me know I am all about being 100% honest and real, all the time. No little white lies. No quiet deception. Well, it's not going to get any more real than this series, Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds, and what's to follow in the next few months. The… Continue reading Frank Talk On Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown

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Frank Talk, Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance

If there is one subject that is the least spoken about in the ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia (FM) communities, both between patients and also between patients and our own family members and friends, I think that subject must be the use of opioid (sometimes erroneously referred to as narcotic) pain meds to treat our pain issues.… Continue reading Frank Talk, Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance

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Frank Talk, Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions

Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions (you are here) Part 3: My Personal Journey Part 4: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water (Quitting Opioids) Part 5: Walking Through The Fire (Quitting… Continue reading Frank Talk, Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions