Are you having dry skin, irritated skin… one of our iPain Delegates swears by this family recipe her sister makes from home … here is the recipe! “The best lotion I have ever used it feels greasy but soaks in fast last 24 hrs.” -Tenah Callison
- 1cup of Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup castor oil
- any essential oils ex. lavender or vanilla
- Melt Shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
- After melted set aside and cool for 30 mins mix in Castor Oil and any essential oils ex lavender or vanilla.
- After 30 minutes of cooling.
- Place in freezer for 20 mins for partial solidity.
- After removing from freezer whip until a butter like consistency is achieved.
Local no-cost research studies enrolling kids ages 12–17 for #asthma.
New Study for People with Severe to Very Severe COPD
This research study is testing whether a new investigational drug that targets eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) could help patients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) control symptoms and reduce exacerbations (flare-ups) that lead to hospitalizations. The new investigational drug will be compared to oral and inhaled corticosteroids, the current standard of care for COPD.
More about the study:
- The study drug (Benralizumab) is administered by Subcutaneous (under the skin) injection (SC).
- There will be 3794 participants in this trial
If you are interested, please find the full study details and eligibility criteria listed here.
- be between 40 – 85 years old
- have been diagnosed by a medical professional as having severe to very severe COPD
- be a current smoker or former smoker
My daughter has had this horrific disease for approximately 20 yrs. She suffered for years as her work comp doctors refused to consider RSD. Consequently, no early treatment! She has severe pain from noises. Her “pain Dr.” told her to wear ear plugs!.This idiot hasn’t read Oaklander’s study showing damaged nerve endings. He also states Ketamine has been studied and doesn’t work. My daughter had this med IV for a few days several years ago with 2 wonderful weeks of relief. The truth is it was expensive & work comp doesn’t want to pay. My positive thoghts & prayers to each. Marge Sudbay…
After 15 years of suffering (docs cut a nerve in my c-spine during neck surgery), I have been diagnosed with CRPS. My spine is on fire 247. My body has atrophied terribly. I can barely walk or use my arms. Doc put me on Nucynta and a muscle relaxer. Its only helping a little. I’m 65 now, and frightened of the future. My head goes to dark places in the night. I saw 10 different doctors before this. All of whom called me “drug seeking” out of ignorance. The psychological damage they did to me is permanent, but for the sake of my family, I must press forward and try everything I can. I hope for all of our sake the medical community gets more savvy very soon! by JanMarieMoore…
Step therapy is a type of prior authorization. With step therapy, in most cases, you must first try certain less expensive drugs that have been proven effective for most people with your condition before you can move up a “step” to a more expensive drug. For instance, your plan may require you to first try a generic prescription drug (if available), then a less expensive brand-name prescription drug on its drug list, before it will cover a similar, more expensive brand-name prescription drug. However, if you’ve already tried the similar, less expensive drugs and they didn’t work, or if your prescriber believes that your medical condition makes it medically necessary for you to be on the more expensive step-therapy prescription drug, he or she can contact your plan to ask for an exception. If your prescriber’s request is …