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Issue #184: Be Kind to Your Body and Just Rest When You’re Unwell & No One Should Ever Make You Feel Ashamed for Sharing Your Health Journey

Issue #184: No One Should Ever Make You Feel Ashamed for Sharing Your Health Journey & A Lot of Rest Time with Chronic Illness Isn't By Choice | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 October 2019. Issue #184.

In this issue: When you’re unwell whether mentally or physically, then you just need to be kind to your body and rest. No one should ever make you feel ashamed for sharing your health journey; it’s important for breaking stigma and raising awareness. The emergency room is one of the top places people with chronic illnesses try to avoid, and tips for getting the best care there. Online support groups, where people with similar chronic health conditions gather to share and put their world to rights again. Alternative therapies for chronic pain may not take away all the pain, but it can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and more. Accepting your chronic pain is one way of moving forward by taking control of the current situation. There is no normal, and with that knowledge comes freedom to reinvent your life and do what’s best for you. Listen as Vikram Bhatt, an award winning film director and actor in India, shares his fibromyalgia story. The relief that validation from a doctor combined with new research can bring. When your mental health is affected by your physical illnesses, and the loneliness it brings because no one understands.

*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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