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The Bearable App – Track Your Health the Easy Way (Review)

I've often blogged about the benefits of tracking pain in order to find triggers or patterns. Until now, I have kept a pain diary just by keeping notes on a file on my computer. But I have recently started using an app on my phone and I love it. It's called the Bearable App and …

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Gifts That People With Pain Will Love and Appreciate

It's the middle of November and you're possibly starting to think about Christmas gifts. You've already decided that your friends Thelma and Louise will get some nice bubble bath gift sets. And cousin Vinnie will get a bottle of his favourite tipple and your nephew Charlie will get a giant size bar of chocolate. So …

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Can You Wind Down and Relax When You’re in Pain?

"You need to wind down and relax." Has anyone ever said that to you? It sounds simple, doesn't it? But in reality, it's not as easy as it sounds, especially if you live with pain or a chronic illness. However, sometimes it is exactly what we need to do. Your body is hurting. You're stressed. …

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Better Facial Pain Awareness by Working Together

There are many advocates within the facial pain community who strive for awareness, and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that it can be tiring work. However, it's much-needed work as we need better awareness for facial pain, and by working together, we can hopefully achieve it. Facial Pain OrganisationsWorking All Year Round For …

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How to Make an Invisible Disability Visible

Most facial pain conditions are invisible so it seems appropriate that Invisible Disability Week is slap bang in the middle of Facial Pain Awareness Month. Many facial pain sufferers say that they think their family and friends might understand and have more empathy if their pain could be seen. So, is there a way to …

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