Suffering with a Rare Disease, Isaac Syndrome, as Told from a Male Perspective | A Chronic Voice

*Note from A Chronic Voice: It always warms my heart when I hear a male voice speak up within the rare disease community, Isaac Syndrome in this case. Some facts from the Canadian Women’s Health Network: “Approximately 79% of the 8.5 million individuals worldwide diagnosed with an autoimmune disease are women.” And from NCBI: “The […]

The Savagery of Panic Attacks & The Saving Grace of Internet Friends | A Chronic Voice

I’m writing this whilst in a mentally unsound state of being, for a bit of cathartic release at 1am. Anxiety and panic attacks have been plaguing me for months. I had a full blown panic attack yesterday, the sort where I collapse onto the floor and heave, and wail, and scream my lungs out, not […]

October 2020 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses | A Chronic Voice

Hello and Welcome to the October Linkup! October is a lovely season, don’t you think? Although it’s summer year round here in Singapore, I like to imagine the beautiful seasonal changes in other places. It’s pumpkin season (secret: I don’t really like pumpkins except for creamy pumpkin soups – is that blasphemous? Sorry 🙁 ), […]

Triggers Trigger Triggers (Re-Stabilisation Procedure Encore) | A Chronic Voice

Trying to Stabilise Anxiety & Depression I’ve been feeling out of sorts of late, that’s for sure. My emotions are chaotic and all over the place, as I’m seized by anxiety and depression simultaneously. I had backslid to my suicidal ideation state, so I knew I had to call my psychiatrist asap. My antidepressant dosages […]

Issue #230: The Assumption That Young Adults Can’t Get Seriously Ill & Blogging is Gruelling so You Need to Take Care of Your Health First | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 September 2020. Issue #230. In this issue: To stay motivated, you need to really believe in and show your subconscious how much you will benefit from a new behaviour. Activities that allow for sitting such as horseriding don’t affect blood pressure too much, which some people with POTS are able to do. Many […]