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Issue #145: What to Do if You End Up in a Pain Flare Despite Self-Care & Learning to Live in Pain, Even Though You Never Really Get Used to it

Issue #145: What to Do if You End Up in a Pain Flare Despite Self-Care & Learning to Live in Pain, Even Though You Never Really Get Used to it | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 18 January 2019. Issue #145.

In this issue: The finalé to the pain flare series – what to do when you end up in a flare despite self-care? The ability to keep clean is something healthy people take for granted, but requires a lot of energy with chronic fatigue. Learning to live with pain, even if you never really get used to it. We’ve lost a lot to chronic illness, but we’re still alive and standing. Choosing to be happy whilst in pain, instead of being both unhappy and in pain. The sadness of losing a career and identity you took pride in. The potential for developing small fibre neuropathy and thus itchiness with fibromyalgia. The grief in a relationship when your partner becomes your caregiver instead of lover. Even if you’re craving exercise, doing so can cause a flare up in ME/CFS. When you’re immunosuppressed, even simple illnesses can become deadly.

*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes, and is based on each person’s individual experiences and circumstances. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols.

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2 comments

  • I’m there today..feels like the IBD is flaring despite doing ALL THE THINGS. Trying to take things in stride..what else can I do?

    • Not much but ride it out, I guess 🙁 I’m so sorry to hear this, really sucks when you’ve done your best and it still feels like it’s not enough. Guess our bodies need time to repair, but damn, less pain would be nice hey? Sending you lots of love and strength x

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