How the Opioid Crisis Is Creating a Crisis for Chronic Pain Patients

I have been diagnosed fibromyalgia, panic disorder, insomnia and quite a few other conditions for five years now. I have experienced a lot and have struggled to find the help I need to make it through my day-to-day routine, much less when life throws me curveballs. I have tried and put into place all manner of methods of managing…

Fibromyalgia: the pain behind Lady Gaga’s poker face

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel a number of shows due to the severe chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. But what is it?  Lady Gaga has postponed her tour and announced she has fibromyalgia. But what is it? Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP Earlier this month, Lady Gaga announced the cancellation of the upcoming leg of her…

Chronic pain struggling to cope

Twelve million French people are affected by chronic pain. In 70% of cases, these people do not receive appropriate treatment. “I never feel good. Even when I have a little less pain, I know that the next day I will be very badly … “” When the pain that kills my skull stops an hour or two…