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Living with Complex Chronic Disease (CCD)

Information about living with Complex Chronic Diseases
CCD Resources

The following information includes factsheets, links to external websites and other materials that may support your understanding and management of your diagnosis.

Review of Central Sensitivity Syndromes

Pacing & Self-Management

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Review of Migraines

Web Videos

Web Sites

 
Review of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Web Videos

Web Sites

New Info for IBS Sufferers  

Dr. Mark Pimentel, gastroenterologist at Cedars-Sinai, suggests Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms could be a result of the disruption of the normal motility in digestion. This can lead to an overgrowth of bacteria in the intestines which then contributes to the symptoms experienced by IBS sufferers. Consider discussing this topic with your primary care provider and read more about it at the Pimentel Laboratory.  



Review of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Pacing & Self-Management

CCDP Videos

Web Sites

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Review of Interstitial Cystitis

CCDP Videos

Web Sites

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Review of Sleep
 
Self-Management

Interested in joining a support group?

Living with chronic illness can feel like a never-ending journey. Many feel as if they have come from a past which represents all things lost, and are heading towards a future that is riddled with unknowns. Sharing one's story and knowing that you are not alone can provide compassion and an empathetic understanding to those living with chronic illness. Visit People in Pain Network for info on support options in your community.

Pain intervention: Trigger Point Injections, "What to expect"

Trigger Point Injections is a pain treatment for people who have tried most medication options but continue to struggle with pain control. We encourage patients to discuss trigger point injections with their primary care provider and if appropriate, request a referral to a community provider. Check out our handout, Trigger Point Injections: What to Expect, which provides information about trigger point injections before and after treatment.

A Toolkit to help you plan your social events

We have designed a toolkit to help you "PEN" (Pace yourself,  manage Expectations and Nutrition tips) when planning your social events.  Use our toolkit, PEN down your event plans,to manage event planning all year round.






Useful Links

This is a collection of useful websites and resources. 

 


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