Is it safe to combine pain relievers if one isn't easing my pain?
Approximately one in four Americans suffer from chronic pain. If that includes you or someone you love, you know how devastating the effects of that pain can be. Get lifestyle tips and information that can help you cope with debilitating symptoms and emotional ups and downs.<br /><a class="linktocondition" href="/condition/pain-management">Pain Management Guide</a>
Adapted from a letter by Petula Renee Wright
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by Heather Boyd, MPP, Director of Public Policy at SWHR
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For people with chronic pain, life can be hard. The unrelenting pain may make you feel uncomfortable, cranky and even hopeless at times. But your pain may be more within your control than you think. Switching bad habits for good ones can help ease the pain and improve—and potentially prolong—your life.
It's never too late to reverse your bad habits or adopt some new, healthy ones. It can be done if you give yourself some time and patience.
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