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When you have chronic pain, and then you become sick

by Dr. Melissa Geraghty, Psy.D., Chronic Pain Patient 
Rago & Associates
International Pain Foundation Medical Advisory Board, 2016-2017 iPain Featurette, 2016 iPain Hero of Hope Award Recipient
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) – 
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Melissa Geraghty Psy.D. iPain 2016 Hero of Hope

Melissa Geraghty Psy.D. –  2016 iPain Hero of Hope

 

A few days ago I was diagnosed with C. diff. I never really heard much about C. diff outside of acquiring it in a hospital setting or people of advanced age contracting it. Oh, was I wrong.

 

“Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-um dif-uh-SEEL), often called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon” (Mayo Clinic, 2018). It is commonly caused by antibiotic use and can attack even healthy individuals who have not …

 
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