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Ketamine works great for depression and other conditions, and costs $10/dose; the new FDA-approved "ketamine" performs badly in trials and costs a fortune

Ketamine is a sedative first synthesized in 1962; its patents have long elapsed and it costs pennies; it has many uses and is also sold illegally for use as a recreational drug, but in recent years it has been used with remarkable efficacy as a treatment for a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (I have lifelong chronic pain and my specialist has prescribed very low doses of it for me at bedtime). Recently, the FDA approved Esketamine, a ketamine-like drug ...
Tags: Health, Post, Corruption, News, Depression, Fda, Pharma, Ketamine, Chronic Pain, Alexander, Johnson Johnson, Scott Alexander, Scott Alexander Slate Star Codex, Esketamine


Kaia Health gets $10M support for AI-powered management of chronic pain

Kaia Health, a self-styled digital therapeutics” startup, has pulled in $10 million in Series A funding for an app-based approach to chronic pain management. The idea is to offer an alternative to painkillers, using mobile technology to deliver what the founder describes as multimodal, “mind body therapy” for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders — comprised of guided physical exercises, psychological techniques and on tap medical education. “Once you fall into this category of you’re a chronic pain p...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Balderton Capital, New York City, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Digital Health, Balderton, Chronic Pain, Kaia, Baumol, James Wise, Mehl


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


I Learned How to Let Go of Pain — You Can, Too

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell I am certainly not unique in my experience of pain. Like physical scars — of which I have plenty — pain of any kind tends to hang around doing its dirty work until the one suffering takes appropriate action to help dispel it. Granted, some physical pain can only be ameliorated, not eradicated. That’s good enough in some instances, although not ideal. Having gone through numerous instances where I’ve s...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Healing, Surgery, National Institutes of Health, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Emotional Pain, Harvard Medical School, Joseph Campbell, Peer Support


How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, acc...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Disorders, Substance Abuse, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Medications, Health-related, Webster, Deluca, Opioids


OCD and Physical Pain

I don’t think it comes as a surprise to many that physical pain and mental pain often seem to be connected. I often hear from people with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. And it’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms to subside or even disappear completely. Sometimes the pain those with OCD experience is directly related to compulsions they perform. For example, some people with OCD are compelled to perform ex...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Phobia, OCD, Obsessions, Avoidance, Rituals, Caregivers, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Anxiety And Panic, Compulsions, Stiff Joints


5 Ways a Chronic Illness Can Affect Your Relationship

And how to get them through it as a team. Can romantic relationships survive a chronic illness? If you or your loved one has recently been diagnosed, knowing how to handle possible changes can help you stay in love despite the emotional news of serious health problems or disease. What is a chronic illness or disease? The specific definition gets a bit tricky, as “[there] is not only tremendous variation in the diseases that are included under the umbrella term ‘chronic disease’ but also variat...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Chronic Illness, United States, Grant, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Yourtango, Chronic Disease, National Health Council, Chronic Health Condition


Surprising New Pain Relief Methods

If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, you know how desperate you can get searching for relief. For constant or chronic pain, sometimes knowing that you can only get temporary relief from medications sits at the back of your brain and sets up pain anticipation. Shouldn’t there be a better way, an approach or approaches that don’t rely on pharmaceutical drugs to combat pain? According to new research, there are some new pain relief methods that ...
Tags: Psychology, Research, Mindfulness, Treatment, Nintendo, National Institutes of Health, Zurich, Chronic Pain, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, University of Sydney, CBT, Wake Forest University, MBSR, Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory, University of Wuerzburg Amsterdam


Art Therapy for Arthritis – Interview with Professional Artist Jennifer Walker

This week on MSW Interviews: Today I’d like to introduce you to a very special artist who has amazed me with her incredibly descriptive artwork and her ability to write. Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer suffers from a number of chronic illnesses, because as I’ve mentioned in the past, most patients who are chronically ill deal with several diseases and co-morbidities. In Jennifer’s case, she has Rheum...
Tags: Travel, Health, Features, Mental Health, Depression, Chronic Illness, Sensory Processing Disorder, Salvador Dalí, Cthulhu, Donald Duck, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Renoir, Jennifer, Frida Kahlo, Rheumatoid Arthritis


How to Persevere PAST PAIN, No Drugs Involved!

B'SD Adar 3, 5778 You might have read any of my several articles and op-eds about America's opioid epidemic. I am convinced that the core of the problem is a need to know coping mechanisms, and to feel comfort with them. This news update reminded me of the necessity to be able to deal with physical and/or emotional pain without drugs: Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office Struggling To Keep Up With Deadly Overdoses I'm not in some ivory tower, folks, I speak from experience....
Tags: Health, America, Diabetes, Pain, Addictions, Chronic Pain, Drug Addiction, UA, Muscle Pain, Booklocker Publishing, Booklocker.com, Yocheved Golani, Opiate Addiction, Connecticut Medical Examiner, HA Laughing my Way, Better Healt


Chronic Illness: Never Did I Ever Think…

Chronic illness is a hard thing to understand. There are many things to consider when you are chronically ill and in pain all the time, but until you’ve experienced it, let me explain some of the things you’ll never think of until you’ve been through it.  Never did I ever think… That I would lose my health completely That I would be worried about traveling when traveling has been my life for years. Now I can barely muster the energy to fly from Taiwan to Canada That I would need flight assistan...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, CRPS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Invisible Illness


Pain

Owning my pain. Once its owned it loses its power. Pain is a neutral sensation. It is impersonal and part of being in a body. Pain is not only a neutral sensation but when experienced as such, in clarity, it offers pure data. Wordless info that only the body can convey. ...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Recovery, Pain, Infertility, Chronic Pain, Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, Natural Pain Relief


Permission to Cry, Chronic Illness

I often get embarrassed by myself when I cry.  I think I have to be some bad-ass trooper that has it under control.  Sucking it up and dealing with it.  Wearing some goofy mask hiding. The truth is, most of the time I am just a really good faker.  I fake it.  I fake being […] The post Permission to Cry, Chronic Illness appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Health, Deals, Life, Love, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, CRPS, Self-care, RSD


What it’s Like to Have Chronic Pain Meltdowns

Being sick is hard.  I think anyone that has a chronic illness can relate to the mood swings, a roller coaster of emotions.  For me, this can come in the form of chronic pain meltdowns.  I try to deal with depression as best I can, but the meltdowns are a whole different creature. Chronic Pain Meltdowns […] The post What it’s Like to Have Chronic Pain Meltdowns appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Health, Deals, Depression, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, CRPS, Chronic Disease, RSD


Changes Made Last Year Concerning the Treatment of My RSD (CRPS)

Changes Made Last Year Concerning the Treatment of My RSD (CRPS) I made some huge changes last year concerning the treatment of my RSD (CRPS).  I went against everything I’ve been told and dropped every single one of my prescription medications.   This was not something I did cold turkey and this is something that […] The post Changes Made Last Year Concerning the Treatment of My RSD (CRPS) appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Health, Deals, Detox, Illness, Herbs, Cbd, Chronic Pain, Essential Oils, CRPS, Lyrica, RSD


5 Ways to Live Well with Chronic Pain

None of us ever set out to live a life with chronic pain and illness, but it happens. There comes that moment when you are sitting in yet another doctor’s office going over your symptoms for the third time that week, and the physician is simultaneously squinting his eyes, trying to make sense of your laundry list of complaints while scribbling something in your file — when you realize that your story might not ever have a Cinderella ending. You panic. You may throw things (when you get home). N...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Mindfulness, Self-help, Depression, Chronic Illness, Paris, Niagara Falls, Chronic Pain, Suffering, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Health-related, Buddha, University of California Davis, Bernhard


Best of Our Blogs: September 16, 2016

I didn’t know I wasn’t breathing fully until author Glennon Doyle Melton’s words allowed me to exhale. Her truthful words whether in her books, website Momastery or spoken on Super Soul Sunday, releases all of us from rules we abide by unconsciously. Rules that tell us we have to live a certain way. Rules and beliefs about who we are and how we should be break our spirit. Here are a few things she said on Super Soul Sunday that will change the way you view pain, addiction and crisis. “I just ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Weight Loss, Emotional Abuse, Dieting, Bipolar Disorder, Child Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Chronic Pain, Best Of Our Blogs, Dissociative Disorder, Glennon Doyle Melton


I travel while dealing with chronic pain. Here’s how I make it work.

Photo: Cristian Bortes CHRONIC PAIN CAN MAKE long periods of travel really difficult. Nobody wants to sit in a bus for fourteen hours with intense muscle aches, nor is it fun to sit in the same position in an airplane while your back cramps up. As someone who has suffered from chronic pain in the past, here’s how I manage to travel regardless: 1. I go easy on myself. When you travel, it’s common that you’d want to do everything – visit every important site, see all the gorgeous scenery and m...
Tags: Travel, Health, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Chronic Pain, Cristian Bortes


My Flare Survival Kit

My Flare Survival Kit Readers have asked for this, so here it is: Medications and Supplements – The first photo shows exactly half of the meds and supplements that I packed for Canada this summer. This is three weeks worth of meds and supplements. (I was in North America for over five weeks.) I think I eat more supplements than actual food – magnesium, SAMe, probiotics, C0Q10, Vitamin C, D, and calcium, and my beloved D-ribose for energy, plus my medications. My docs insist I need to keep up...
Tags: Travel, Health, US, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Canada, North America, Flares, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Autoimmune Diseases


Finding Pain Relief When There’s Potential for Addiction

I am a woman with a family history of addiction who is also in chronic pain. What if someday I need opioids to manage that pain? First, two discs in my lower spine degenerated. Then, they herniated, both bulging out and impinging nerves, inciting an excruciating, sciatica-like pain that affected me around the clock. More than a year since my discs were damaged, pain has become my daily reality. I wake up stiff and sore as though I’ve just been hit by a car (having been hit by a car as a kid, I ...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Substance Abuse, Pandora, United States, Addiction, Medication, Quality Of Life, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Family History, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Epidemic, Drug Addiction, Boston Globe


Best of Our Blogs: August 12, 2016

Best-selling author Dr. Barbara De Angelis has said, “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” Sometimes, those difficult times come from the dynamics of a relationship. Other times, they come from dealing with our own personal matters. All times, though, we can pull strength from ourselves and conquer to those difficult times to obtain the courage we need to face any other trials that come our way — and let’s face...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Disorders, Bipolar, Trauma, Humor, Feelings, Emotions, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Illness, Courage, Dissociation, Chronic Pain, Best Of Our Blogs, Health-related


Best Ways to Deal with Pain

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa Pain is an equal-opportunity phenomenon. It strikes the rich and poor alike, is not dependent on age or gender or socio-economic status. Pain doesn’t care if you’re a college graduate or a high-school dropout or if you’ve never even gone to school. When you experience pain, however, you join the millions of others in one common thought: How can I deal with this and get it to go aw...
Tags: Psychology, General, Support, Self-help, Substance Abuse, Alternative Medicine, Addiction, Recovery, Grief And Loss, Chronic Pain, Suffering, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Health-related, Painkillers


Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning how to live with limitations. Fibromyalgia and CFIDS create pain, autoimmune fatigue, and poor sleep patterns that don’t allow patients to cope with day-to-day activities at times. I am always open about discussing my limitations with anyone who asks. Writing about the limitations of fibromyalgia (and AS and CFIDS) lets others know what we live with on a daily basis. These limitations can range from small disruptions to severe disrup...
Tags: Travel, Health, Features, Chronic Illness, North America, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Invisible Illnesses, Chronic Pain, Coyotes, Jenna, Pheonix, Jenna Robinette


Where Do I Even Start? Chronic Illness and Depression

Where Do I Even Start? Every morning, after I open my eyes, I ask “Where do I even start?”.  I ask what’s the point of crawling out of bed.  What’s the point of trying anymore?  Every. Single. Day. Then I suck it up and I put my feet on the ground through excruciating pain.  I […] The post Where Do I Even Start? Chronic Illness and Depression appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Health, Deals, Depression, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, CRPS, Chronic Disease, RSD


How to Use Medical Marijuana Safely and Responsibly

Medical marijuana is a safe alternative treatment option (by comparison), but it’s still a powerful drug that can cause problems for you if you don’t know what you’re doing. With a little knowledge and practice, however, you can use it to get relief from several conditions and manage the negative side effects.Read more...
Tags: Health, Feature, Body Hacks, Medicine, Drugs, Marijuana, Body, How To, Medical Marijuana, Chronic Pain, Green Week


How to Choose and Buy the Right Kind of Medical Marijuana for You

Navigating the world of medical marijuana proves difficult when it comes to dosing properly. You have multiple ways to administer the drug and even then you have to figure out how to do it accurately. Let’s take a look at the different types of marijuana you can purchase and what can help provide the most relief for you.Read more...
Tags: Health, Feature, Body Hacks, Medicine, Drugs, Marijuana, Body, How To, Medical Marijuana, Chronic Pain, Green Week


How to Choose and Procure the Right Kind of Medical Marijuana for You

Navigating the world of medical marijuana proves difficult when it comes to dosing properly. You have multiple ways to administer the drug and even then you have to figure out how to do it accurately. Let’s take a look at the different types of marijuana you can purchase and what can help provide the most relief for you.Read more...
Tags: Health, Feature, Body Hacks, Medicine, Drugs, Marijuana, Body, How To, Medical Marijuana, Chronic Pain, Green Week, Right Kind of Medical Marijuana


How Medical Marijuana Works, and Its Complicated Legal Status

Marijuana offers some helpful medical benefits when used well, but thanks its current (and unusual) legal status it’s hard to obtain and use effectively. Once you learn the basics, however, you can overcome these hurdles. Let’s take a look at how medical marijuana works and the laws surrounding it.Read more...
Tags: Health, Feature, Body Hacks, Medicine, Drugs, Marijuana, Body, How To, Medical Marijuana, Chronic Pain, Green Week, Lifehacker Green Week



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