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Issue #272: The Steep Stigma of Taking Painkillers Only as a ‘Last Resort’ & Can One be ‘Brave’ in the Face of Chronic Pain, When There Isn’t a Choice?

Issue 272: The Steep Stigma of Taking Painkillers Only as a 'Last Resort' & Can One be 'Brave' in the Face of Chronic Pain, When There Isn't a Choice?

Friday, 02 July 2021. Issue #272.

In This Issue:

  1. The steep stigma of taking painkillers only as a ‘last resort’, that sometimes even those who suffer from intense chronic pain try to ride it out.
  2. Can one be brave in the face of chronic pain and chronic illness, when there isn’t a choice to begin with?
  3. Working on our mental wellness is to try and stretch our mental resilience, and shift our mindset in a more positive direction.
  4. Is your life overtaken by ‘careful’ habits, due to the invasion by the monster that is chronic pain and chronic illness?
  5. Without painkillers, I’d be unable to do healthy things or chores for myself such as cook a nourishing meal, cleaning up and more.
  6. Inspirational quote from the book, ‘Strengths Finder’: ‘You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a lot more of who you already are’.
  7. 15 fibromyalgia bloggers share their best tips for coping with chronic pain; you will eventually get managing your body’s needs, even though we all slip up sometimes, or decide the ensuing plain flare is worth the cost.
  8. Fibro Friday linkup for the week, where you can find a collection of the latest blogs on fibromyalgia, which is a chronic pain condition with many symptoms including chronic fatigue, nerve pain and sleep disorders.
  9. The constant medical gaslighting where symptoms keep getting brushed off as stress, anxiety or depression, until a neurologist diagnoses the first health condition.
  10. Why struggle in the kitchen when you can save that energy for something else? Here’s a list of useful kitchen gadgets to make life with chronic pain easier.

*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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