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About G Bitch

A mad black woman in New Orleans.

“inflammatory arthritis” + “pain management” = Tylenol?!?

Inflammatory arthritis [IA], an autoimmune condition, includes rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. Recommendation 2 Paracetamol is recommended for the treatment of persistent pain in patients with IA. Data from 12 short-term randomized controlled trials (RCTs) at high risk of bias … Continue reading

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015: The Importance Of An Early Intervention: Signs of disordered eating aren’t always obvious, Health reported. Subtle insecurities, excessive exercise, and feeling shy or self-conscious about eating in public are all warning signs a loved … Continue reading

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“he doesn’t belong.”

Rudy Giuliani Reportedly Says Obama Doesn’t ‘Love America.’ TPM, 2/19/15. Bobby Jindal On Whether Obama Loves America: It’s ‘Immaterial.’ TPM, 2/19/15. Rand Paul Has No Comment On Whether Obama ‘Loves America.’ TPM, 2/20/15. Scott Walker: ‘I Don’t Really Know’ Whether Obama Loves … Continue reading

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Yes/No

Yes, you may have seen me at some parades, especially during the day the first weekend and the second Saturday.  No, I am not “feeling better.” “Feeling better” is a fucking tease. AS in general is fairly miserable. Even if … Continue reading

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“Allowing people to suffer with unmanaged pain is immoral and unethical”

Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force (CPATF) Who We Are & What We Believe Formed in 2014, the CPATF is a coalition of 16 consumer organizations working to improve the well-being of those living with pain. With decades of combined advocacy … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Is Not Criminal (Really!); A Better Way to End Addiction No One Wants to Use

My chronic pain isn’t a crime. Boston Globe, 2/3/15. HT: Jenni Prokopy at ChronicBabe FB feed My latest pain contract, presented as a requirement for obtaining care, included a demand that I appear, whenever ordered, before any practitioner in the … Continue reading

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“in Louisiana the poverty rate increased more than in most states over that time”

6. Louisiana Middle income growth 2009-2013: -4.9% Fifth quintile income growth 2009-2013: 1.0% Fifth quintile share of income: 51.9% Middle class household income: $44,442 (8th lowest) The widening income gap in Louisiana does not bode well for the state’s poorest … Continue reading

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“a federal prosecutor who doesn’t give a fuck”

Preet! The Most Dangerous Man In American Politics. BuzzFeed News, 1/22/15. His frontal assault on the open secrets of New York political power has been a genuine shock to the state’s politics and even to its press, who missed the … Continue reading

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“because it’s Carnival time”

Orleans parish, Uptown route unless noted. For all Carnival parades, routes, and details, click here. Sat., Jan 31 Krewe du Vieux 6:30pm Krewe Delusion follows Fri., Feb 6 Krewe of Cork 3:00pm, French Quarter Krewe of Oshun 6:00pm Krewe of … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Myths from Drugs.com

If your rheumatologist or GP spouts any of this nonsense, look for another doctor; if you have no other options, arm yourself with research and bring a friend to your appointment for moral support and backup. There are many doctors, … Continue reading

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