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Issue #233: Painkillers Can be a Lifeline for Those Who Live with Chronic Pain & Sometimes Acknowledging a Person’s Pain is All That’s Needed

Issue #233: Painkillers Can be a Lifeline for Those Who Live with Chronic Pain & Sometimes Acknowledging a Person’s Pain is All That’s Needed | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 02 October 2020. Issue #233.

In this issue: Should someone go out of their way to make us uncomfortable, we could possibly turn the tide and use it educate them instead. The good and bad of lockdown life – whilst some have found it hard to be apart from their friends and family for so long, others have grown closer to their loved ones. Isn’t gorging on a random cup of kale juice good for you?! – Find out why it isn’t when you live with Antiphospholipid Syndrome and are on warfarin. Whilst we can’t change our situations at times, we can change our perspective, which can be a powerful thing. You are not alone in your anxiety; be willing to talk about it so you can gain help. For those with chronic pain, painkillers can be a lifeline, making the days just that little bit more bearable. When you burst into tears after receiving a letter that you are high risk and need to shield; a reminder about just how ill you are. Pain, once it disappears, becomes a vague memory and can be difficult to relate to again after some time. A roundup of 17 chronic illness blogs you should follow (including A Chronic Voice – thanks for the mention! 🙂 ). Sometimes, an empathetic response acknowledge a person’s pain – and not pretending that you understand – is all that is needed.

*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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  • A fantastic round-up, Sheryl – thank you so much for including my opioid post here too. Painkillers really are a last lineline for so many, which is why the moves to reduce or remove such tools for pain management are so incredibly dangerous. A little more acknowledgement of that person’s pain and a bit of compassion can go a long way.

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