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Issue #149: When Others Minimise Pain as if it Were a Competition & How to Support Those with Chronic Illnesses

Issue #149: When Others Minimise Pain as if it Were a Competition & How to Support Those with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 15 February 2019. Issue #149.

In this issue: When others don’t empathise but minimise, as if pain were a competition. Naps do not kill chronic fatigue. You never know what someone is going through, and how to support those with chronic illnesses. With all the innovations in the world, why are cinemas lagging in accessibility? The tough internal debate of whether to be a mother or not, because of mental illness. Topics such as self-love are taboo in Japan, and can even be deemed as arrogance. The discrepancy within society between medications, and the unnecessary shame felt for taking pain meds. Coming to terms with the ‘new’ you as compared to the previous year. Whilst there is no cure and you have new limitations, things still can get better. It is stressful to be in constant pain, and this can break you down physically and mentally yet more.

*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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