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Journal of the Facial Pain Quarterly. A Patient's Guide to Trigeminal Neuropathies.

They mean well, of course. In fact, I've probably said these things myself, when I still believed I had control over this disease. These past four years have finally taught me that I have no control (or very little) over what this disease will do, or how long a flare will last, or what triggers a really bad flare, or makes it worse, etc. I've had ZERO control, zero. And that is frightening. ~KMW

from Laura's pen

Chronic illness and the loss of self

Chronic illness and the loss of self: a blog about losing your self identity when you become chronically ill, and then finding it again

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from wikiHow

Alleviate Pain Caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia

This is especially important for those with chronic medical issues who are already so short on energy. Beware of negative people that suck the energy out of you! How to deal with Emotional Vampires.

It is  about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a regrettable long-term condition that causes severe burning pains, amongst other symptoms.

It is about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a regrettable long-term condition that causes severe burning pains, amongst other symptoms.

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Cat's Claw is an organic pain relief and immune stimulant found in a vine grown in the Amazon rainforest which is rich in medicinal properties supporting the gastric system, pain relief and inflammation as well as being used in alternative treatment for damaged cells. Cat's Claw is used to treat arthritis, rheumatism and stomach and bowel disorders including colitis, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky bowel syndrome, gastritis and duodenal ulcers, intestinal inflammation.