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Issue #201: What is Medical Gaslighting & Managing Chronic Pain Often Goes Beyond Standard Healthcare

Issue #201: What is Medical Gaslighting & Managing Chronic Pain Often Goes Beyond Standard Healthcare | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 21 February 2020. Issue #201.

In this issue: Gaslighting is emotional abuse which causes the victim to question their own feelings and sanity. Managing chronic pain often requires the need to add other holistic and complementary therapies. Feeling unprotected within your own body because of chronic illness. Living with chronic pain is like a box of bad chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get until you wake. Sometimes resilience means taking a break for the day, and trying again tomorrow. Our bodies heal at its own pace which must be respected; if you help it, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish on a good day. Being comfortable with my scars, which are stories of survival. How undiagnosed Lyme Disease led to Lupus for one young lady. Make honest assessments of how you feel each day and work with them, in order to be as productive as is possible. If somebody with a disability doesn’t ‘let’ their condition stop them from doing something, does that imply that other disabled people are not trying hard enough?

*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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