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# chronic pain

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Opinion: Overnight, chronic pain caused me to turn into an almost childlike version of myself
Artist Ciara Chapman’s work on chronic pain is to be exhibited in Cork city – here, she explains how chronic pain has affected her life and how art has helped.
# chronic pain
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.
# pain clinic
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.
# daily life
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.
# Medicinal Cannabis
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
# painkillers
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.
# never ending
'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.
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.
# fibromyalgia
'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.
# Research
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.
# fibromyalgia
'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’.
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.
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.
# new trial
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.
# pain
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.
# Childbirth
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.
# Pharmacy
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.
# back pain
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.