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 #235: The Worsening of Symptoms with the October Slide & The Health Benefits of Expressive Writing from Over 300 Research Studies

Friday, 16 October 2020. Issue #235. In this issue: World Arthritis Day ‘COVID-19 Time Capsule’ with A Chronic Voice from Singapore, a project presented by Creaky Joints and the Canadian Arthritis Patience Alliance. Accepting chronic pain and working with our bodies as a person with chronic illness, so as to become more attuned to it […]

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 […]

Issue #232: The Difficulty of Dealing with Emotions When in Constant Pain & You May Feel Helpless, But Just Showing Up Can Mean a Great Deal | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 25 September 2020. Issue #232. In this issue: Whilst society has been led to believe that disabilities equal wheelchairs, disability actually comes in all shapes and sizes. The rudeness of doctors when you’re in pain can be doubly hard to bear. You may feel tiny and helpless, but just showing up for a friend […]

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 […]