Category Archives: Pain

Pre-menopausal Heavy Bleeding

I took a couple of weeks off, but I can be silent no longer. Someone has to address the red elephant in the bathroom. It’s like we are in 7th grade again — everyone is dealing with it, but no … Continue reading

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Simply Joints

For some reason, I had a very hard time coming up with a topic for this week.  I think I have blogger’s block.  Usually something happens in my life that inspires me.  This week, as always, a lot happened.  But, … Continue reading

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Pain and your mind

The biggest problem with accepting psychosomatic pain is that it starts with the term ‘psycho‘.  Conjuring up images of bloody shower scenes is probably not the best way to get someone to accept that their pain may be at least … Continue reading

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Pain Medications

I am trying to find a way to tie my current frustration into today’s topic.  It is a bit of a stretch, but the only segue I can think of is that today’s parenting style can sometimes be a real … Continue reading

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Pain – When is it an emergency?

One of the most useful skills that I picked up practicing medicine is the ability to read between the lines.  For instance, when a young man comes for a well check-up that isn’t required by his school or employer, he … Continue reading

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Pain Facts

“Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.”  I am dedicating January’s entries to wellness, as a way to start off the year right.  Last week was how to live long.  This week, how to handle, avoid or treat wellness’ most formidable … Continue reading

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Headache Tip

Keeping a Headache Diary is one of the best ways to figure out what is causing your headaches.  Even if you are not planning on seeing a doctor, keeping a log of what you eat, drink, how much you sleep … Continue reading

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Take two aspirin and call me in the…

If I ever find a genie bottle and I get three wishes, the first will be, “Genie, please send me a magic pill.”  The other two are private.  How I would love to have a magic pill so that I … Continue reading

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