Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of people with persistent pain. It takes strength, patience, and energy to support a person living with pain, so it’s important caregivers feel well supported in managing their own wellbeing. Family Caregivers of British Columbia is a non-profit organization leading the efforts to provide support, information, and education to caregivers across the province.
Join Pain BC and Lacie White, RN, PhD from the Family Caregivers of BC for a live Ask the Expert forum discussion on July 18, 2019 from 1:00-2:30pm PST, during which you’ll be able to anonymously ask questions and learn more about caregiver wellbeing and the supports and services available to caregivers in BC.
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About Lacie: Lacie White RN is the Caregiver Support and Engagement Lead with Family Caregivers of British Columbia. Along with her colleagues, Lacie provides support to caregivers through their free Caregiver Support Line (1-877-520-3267). Along with her personal experiences of caring for family members, over the last 15 years Lacie has been providing care and support to people with illness and their families through her professional practice as a nurse. This has shaped her understanding and formed her great desire to support caregivers who, while invisible to many, play significant caring roles within their communities.
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Has anyone read the book of Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein? I have seen it recommended and I guess it may be a slightly different approach than AHIP so I think it is good to read, but before buying it I would like to hear some opinions about this book?
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
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Daily movement is vital to improving the quality of life for people living with pain. However, many of us have limitations and can't participate in a typical 5km run or walk style fundraiser. Many of these types of events also take place in major cities, excluding those not able to be there in person. That's why, for the 2nd year, we're inviting you to participate in our fun, inclusive, health-focused MOVEment Day on June 11, 2017.
No matter where you live or what your physicial abilities are, you can get involved to raise awareness about chronic pain and to raise money to support those living with pain.
Share your ideas, planned activities, photos, and videos for MOVEment Day 2017 on our social channels using #PainBCMOVEment; we can't wait to see what you do!
How to get MOVING on Sunday, June 11!
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Cannabidol (CBD) is a chemical that comes from the cannabis plant. It does not interact with your brain the same way THC does. Instead, it opens pathways to help your brain and body work at a higher functionality. CBD has been shown to have incredible medicinal benefits on a variety of health conditions.
For more information Explore these resources on https://www.neutrixbotanicals.com/about/
We've also got a whole section on paced activities to help you reach your movement goals. We've partnered with the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (http://www.cirpd.org/) to bring you some webinars that could help, including this one on exercising and chronic pain.
Check out our other resources on activities on Live Plan Be! Then "check-in" on your Action Plan and track your progress under our "Manage My Pain" tab.
If you like, you can let us know here on the Forum how you are doing. If you are running into challenges, do not feel discouraged - it can take time.
I am an 82 year old male who has endured headaches all my life. As a young man I had occasional severe classic migraines, but they disappeared and were replaced by chronic daily headaches for over 50 years now. While the daily headaches were not debilitating like my migraines were, they gnaw away. ranging from 6-9 on my pain system. a 10 means I just lie in bedunble to move. A 6-9 I carry on with my life as normal just in pain. 10 years ago I gradually upped my oxycontin dosage to 160 mg a day plus a fentanyl patch. Didn’t help anymore so I weaned myself off 5mg every 2 weeks till I got off all opioids over 6 months. But then restarted tramadol slow release ( durela). I have been taking 200 mg daily plus 2-6 Tylenol 1 or 2 (codeine). Headaches still relentless . The American migraine association website has suggested I am suffering MOH or medication overuse headaches or rebound headaches.
Google. ‘American migraine association MOH’ . For explanation of MOH
If I am suffering from MOH, is it just the codeine causing the problem or tramadol? Does tramadol equally cause rebounds?
I decided to detox, again, and I am now free of codeine for 2 weeks and feel better. headaches now 2-3 . With CBD oil .A friend gave me a bottle of CBD oil and I have taken 1mg daily with some relief over these first 3days.but I am not sure it is just the elimination of codeine or the CBD oil I started taking that has brought relief. Should have stuck with just one intervention at a time .
Looking for fellow sufferers of chronic daily headaches and any MOH sufferers who have had successes and CBD Oil successes
Re: Parenting in pain...
I came across this article that was published in the Huffington Post a few days ago titled, "6 things I want other chronic pain moms to know" and was touched by the encouraging words. It is a well-written and humbling article, and it made me think of @Adri and other parents caring for their children while managing their chronic pain.
What are your experiences parenting with chronic pain?
I have just started my work recently and I have noticed that the environment in my workplace is not healthy. I can feel a certain tension between some of my co-workers. It was never hard to figure out since day one. I know it’s not my thing to get into, it’s just kind of disturbing most of the time. I love my work, however, it’s very tempting to leave sometimes and go somewhere else because of the negative environment. I’m not used to that kind of surrounding; it’s a foreign to me. I often get affected since I spend most of my time there. What should I do?
We're so sorry to hear you're experiencing a difficult time. If you're still feeling this way, we encourage you to reach out to a local crisis line. Are you able to let us know where you're located? We'd be happy to look up some local resources for you.
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I am Via and I think I've been suffering from depression and I've been dealing with it for a few months ago. And a friend told me that have I try Marijuana as an alternative relief then my husband gives a pot then I felt something inside me that I've never been felt before. At first, my breathing was difficult because I don't smoke but later on, I coped with it. now we're doing research and I've read an article about this strain blimburnseeds.com/grizzly-purple-kush-auto/ and found seeds.
Hey thanks for sharing that. My friend is also going through a similar condition.
On October 27, 2016 on CBC, The Nature of Things aired a show on a discussion on the brain and healing with Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the book, The Brain's Way of Healing.
The documentary discussed how science and medicine are looking at the brain in different ways and discovering ways to treat permanent, lifelong and even life-threatening ailments and diseases.
You can watch the episode on the CBC website.
What were your thoughts on the episode? Have you read Dr. Doidge's book?
No, when I use it everything is fine. But you can try to find a solution on cannasos.com
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I was looking for a right marijuana strain that could help me with my chronic back pain. I'm suffering from it for almost 2 months now I just don't know if it's connected to my work since I'm sitting more or less 9 hours. I came across this marijuana strain https://blimburnseeds.com/cannabis/america-feminized/chemdawg-4 This is the first time that I would be taking medical marijuana I'm not sure if this would be effective with my back pain. Also is there any other way of using it medically?
Hi! I'm sorry to hear about your struggle. I usually find walking and yoga to be helpful, but I can't do those things right now. However, I have found deep breathing exercises (introductory videos for pranayama yoga) to be really helpful, as well as using a rubber massage mallet to "tenderize" my quad muscles as I can't get into a position to stretch them properly. When they're really tight they make my back pain worse.
Anyhow, if you're interested in some breathing exercises and guided meditation, I'm not sure what your resources are like but the website below has been a great resource for me over the years, though use it with caution for sure,and meet yourself where your back is at.
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