40 People Share Their Best Pain Management Tips (What to Do if an Unforeseen Flare Up Hits) | A Chronic Voice

The Third & Final Instalment to the Pain Flare Series In part one everyone shared what their biggest triggers are, and in part two their best tips for prevention, which is definitely better than cure. But what happens if you land right smack in the middle of that dreaded flare anyway? Those who live with […]

Issue #144: Your Small Efforts are Big Ones When You're in Pain & the Rarer the Disease is, the More Important it is to Talk About it | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 11 January 2019. Issue #144. In this issue: No matter how small your effort may seem, it is still a 100% contribution when you’re in pain. The vicious cycle of guilt when you keep trying to get stuff done on bad days. Beware of emotional support dog! The rarer the disease is, the more […]

Issue #142: Sleep is a Big Game Changer for Managing Chronic Pain & the Three Most Important Words You Can Say to the Chronically Ill | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 28 December 2018. Issue #142. In this issue: Sleep is a big game changer for managing chronic pain. Intolerance to most prescription pain medications, but cannabinoids have made a difference. I believe you – the three most powerful words you can say to the chronically ill. Breathe. What else in life could be more […]

What Your Wish List Looks Like When You Have Chronic Illnesses | www.achronicvoice.com

What Do Wish Lists Reflect? What’s on your wish list, and why do you want these things? They tend to contain practical items that make everyday living easier, or luxurious treats that warm the heart. I’m not going to complain if I receive a fancy handbag, expensive perfume or surprise holiday, so go ahead 😉 […]

All I Want for Christmas is Some Pain Relief! (Real Wish List Ideas from 13 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

*Note from A Chronic Voice: At first, I thought that this post would make a good gift list resource. Ideas from real people with chronic illnesses, for others who are also in pain. Turns out that many of us want to try the same thing, no matter where we are in the world! Unfortunately, what […]

Top Tweets #137: When You Miss the Warning Signs of Your Own Invisible Illness & Making Room for Better Things by Letting Go | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 23 November 2018. Issue #137. In this issue: Taking epsom salt baths to help with fibromyalgia, migraines and vertigo. When you miss the warning signs of your own invisible illness. Gift ideas for those with skin or scent sensitivities. Thoughts on why we’re not ‘warriors’, but simply living our lives and trying to be […]

Best Tips for Preventing a Pain Flare (from 40 People with Chronic Illness) | www.achronicvoice.com

Part Two of Three: Preventing Pain Flares Before They Hit This is a three-part series all about pain flares caused by chronic illness. (You can find links for the other two at the end of this post.) In this second part of the series, we share our best coping strategies to prevent these flares from […]

Friday, 09 November 2018. Issue #135. In this issue: Taking care of yourself before the pain hits in full force. Learning your limits is a constant life lesson. When you’re in too much pain to even go to the doctor’s. Breaking away from the negative notion that resting is laziness. A common theme runs through […]

Issue #134: Useful Resources for Working from Home with Chronic Illness & Validating the Existence of Pain Can be a Huge Support | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 02 November 2018. Issue #134. In this issue: Chronic pain is impossible to comprehend; validating its existence is a big help. Useful resources for working from home, as a person with chronic illness. The resiliency you develop from battling illness daily. BackPack Health, a useful app for storing and sharing your health data, is […]

Issue #133: Why People Who Can Walk May Still Need to Use a Wheelchair & Manchester Airport's Wonderful Service for Those with Invisible Disabilities | www.achronicvoice.com

Friday, 26 October 2018. Issue #133. In this issue: A good starting point to improve my gut health, as a person with chronic, inflammatory diseases. Why people who can walk may still need to use a wheelchair from time to time. Educating others and advocating for yourself require lots of patience and clarity. Embracing your […]