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Opioid Crisis Hurts Chesterfield Mom Battling Chronic Disorder

Monday 30 October 2017

 

From US TV station CBS 6 WTVR:

 

Melody
Jane Edwards
(© the artist, by courtesy of HIX ART)
 

Opioid crisis hurts Chesterfield mom battling chronic disorder

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October 27, 2017
© 2017, WTVR

CHESTERFIELD, Va., -- A Chesterfield mother struggling with a chronic disorder blamed the national fight against the opioid epidemic for causing much of her pain.

"I've been struggling for two years trying to get my life back," said Melody, a mother who only wanted to be identified by her first name.

Melody suffers from fibromyalgia, an untreatable, chronic disorder characterized by fatigue, and extreme pain felt in the muscles and joints.

"There are times it feels like someone is literally ripping the muscles off my bones," she described.

Several years ago, doctors once prescribed her 80 milligrams of Oxycotin twice a day, which allowed her to live a relatively normal life. Now that medication is no longer available to Melody and others that suffer from chronic disorders.

 

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