Lucy Pasha-Robinson chats with BBC journalist and invisible illness activist Jam Prescod, who lives with Lupus. In this episode, we’re talking about pain: how radical it is to vocalise your pain as a Black woman; the legacy of not being believed when living with pain, and the emotional pain of adjusting to chronic illness – and all the lifestyle changes that can bring. We talk about what it means to be the perfect patient, and how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office – even if your consultant is kind of intimidating.
New draft guidance advises against painkillers for chronic primary pain. Here's what those who live with it have to say.
The long-awaited review calls for an apology, saying life-changing complications were dismissed as "women's problems".
People who live with chronic pain conditions share the debilitating, frustrating realities they experience daily.
A government adviser has suggested rebranding painkillers to curb overuse. But is this a "style over substance" approach?
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The number one cause of earache is earwax build up, which affects over one third of ear pain sufferers. Ear wax is important for ear health as it helps to protect the lining of the ears. After it is produced, it slowly makes its way to the opening of the ear where it either falls out or is removed when you wash.
Anyway you look at it, beliefs about stabilising the core in order to get strong, protect the spine and have a good posture are rampant among friends, in communities, in society and in the media. Why on earth wouldn't you follow advice that appears to be endorsed by everyone, everywhere?