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'I was too scared to eat anything'

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AFTER living with chronic pain issues, including migraines, for 22 years and having to try and test every prescription invented, I look forward to seeing the new national pain strategy to be launched tomorrow.

The strategy will be the first of its kind and calls for a national one-stop website to be set up to educate people about how to manage pain without drugs and where to find help. See story here: We've been wrong about pain all along

It also includes sending doctors back to school to be re-educated about treating chronic pain and patients to be given a Medicare boost - which I hope includes Medicare-covered chronic pain treatments such as regular massages, acupuncture, dry needling and dietician assistance.

My own journey to finding treatments that decrease chronic pain and illness that comes with fibromyalgia has led to a........

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