Chronic Pain – Daniel J. Clauw

I wanted to share this video because I think it makes some really interesting points. Also, I related to some of it. I believe the brain does play a role (sometimes significantly) in chronic pain. This doesn’t mean there are not underlying physical problems – many times there are – but the brain’s pain amplification system can certainly make pain┬ámuch worse! Anyway, if you have chronic pain problems, this video is worth checking out.



Autoimmune Disease Community/Message Board?

Does anyone know of an online community/message board for those with autoimmune diseases? I have Googled and clicked and all I seem to find is a general health board with an arthritis sub-forum (that is usually not very active).

Is anyone out there interested in joining such a community? I am in the beginning stages of this disease and I do not have as much experience as others, but I do know how to set up a message board, and I would be willing to do so if others were interested.

Any thoughts?