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#chronic pain

# chronic-pain - Friday 24 January, 2020

Children suffering with chronic pain left with no consultant or care plans feel 'totally abandoned'

Funding was recently granted for the development of a pain management clinic after Ireland’s only children’s pain consultant resigned due to a lack of resources.

# chronic-pain - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Ireland's only children's pain consultant to step down due to clinic's lack of funding

Children and their families living with chronic pain and its wider impacts are now facing uncertainty about the future of their care.

# chronic-pain - Thursday 5 September, 2019

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.

# chronic-pain - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

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.

# chronic-pain - Monday 15 April, 2019

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.

# chronic-pain - Sunday 18 March, 2018

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.

# chronic-pain - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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.

# chronic-pain - Sunday 24 September, 2017

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.

# chronic-pain - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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.

# chronic-pain - Monday 12 June, 2017

'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.

# chronic-pain - Monday 5 June, 2017

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.

# chronic-pain - Monday 17 April, 2017

'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.

# chronic-pain - Thursday 12 January, 2017

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.

# chronic-pain - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'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’.

# chronic-pain - Sunday 17 July, 2016

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.

# chronic-pain - Saturday 21 May, 2016

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.

# chronic-pain - Sunday 10 April, 2016

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.

# chronic-pain - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

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.

# chronic-pain - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

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.

# chronic-pain - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

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.

# chronic-pain - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

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.