Issue #279: Chronic Fatigue Can Feel Defeating When You Want to Do So Much with Your Life & Young Adults with Chronic Illness Often Fake Being Well to Try and Act Their Age

Friday, 27 August 2021. Issue #279. In This Issue: Chronic fatigue is emotionally tough; when you want to do so much, yet you just can’t and feel defeated. Whilst some students pretend to be sick to get the day off school, many young adults with chronic illness fake being well and try to act their […]

Issue #278: Little Self-Love Letters to Help You Cope on Depressive Days & The Maddening Insinuation That the Chronically Ill are 'Lazy'

Friday, 20 August 2021. Issue #278. In This Issue: Little self-love letters and guideposts to help you cope on those dark, depressive days. People often insinuate that the chronically ill are ‘lazy’, and hint that they aren’t doing ‘enough’ or the ‘right stuff’ to heal. If you can simply sit alone in quietness and peacefulness, […]

Oral Spray Vitamins: A Quick & Easy Way to Get Your Nutrients with Chronic Illness

Oral spray vitamins are on an upward trend, and for good reason. The benefits are manifold, but are particularly exciting for those who live with chronic illnesses, like me. Apart from pain, many chronic conditions can cause malabsorption or a lack of appetite. Medications themselves can deplete nutrient supplies or interfere with absorption in 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 […]

Issue #207: The Idea that You Will ‘Never Recover’ is Incomprehensible to Most People & It’s Okay to Feel Joy (or None) in the Midst of Your Struggles | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 03 April 2020. Issue #207. In this issue: The idea that you will ‘never recover’ is incomprehensible to most people, and chronic illness has no beginning or end. Home is where the…medications are. The possibilities and quality of life that painkillers return to chronic pain patients. After you’ve gone through a bout of bad […]