Issue 273: Migraines Can Manifest Silently Without Pain & The Stigma of What Chronic Illness Should Look Like (aka You Can't Appear 'Fine')

Friday, 09 July 2021. Issue #273. In This Issue: Awareness that migraines can manifestly silently without pain, such as in Vestibular Migraine. The sad stigma of what ‘sick’ should appear or sound like; as if those who are chronically ill are not allowed to sound fine, and the need to portray some kind of pain […]

Issue 270: People with Chronic Illness are Hypersensitive to Stress as It Manifests as Physical Pain & Self-Compassion During a Pain Flare Can be Tough as Your Mental Health is Suffering, Too

Friday, 18 June 2021. Issue #270. In This Issue: The toxicity of stress may not be apparent to a healthy person, but people with chronic illness are hypersensitive to it, as it can cause physical pain. When you’re in a pain flare, your mental health suffers too, and you can enter into a joyless state. […]

Issue #266: The Perils of Telling Someone with an Eating Disorder That They are ‘Attention-Seeking’ & What is Medical Gaslighting?

Friday, 20 May 2021. Issue #266. In This Issue: Telling someone with an eating disorder that they’re attention seeking only makes them shy away from seeking help and speaking up. Medical gaslighting happens when healthcare professionals downplay or dismiss your symptoms and pain. Chronic illness patients offer suffer from malnutrition due to a variety of […]