Issue #161: Hundreds of People Share What Helps Them to Regain Independence & Ride a Pain Flare Out Gently to Minimise Its Impact Featured Image

Friday, 17 May 2019. Issue #161. In this issue: Hundreds of people share their tips and thoughts on what helps them regain some independence in life. The scepticism and lack of specialist care services in many parts of the world for ME/CFS. The foreign notion of ‘never recovering’ that healthy people can’t grasp. When your […]

Issue #158: Writing as a Means to Understanding and Coping with Pain & Your ‘Unsociable’ Friend Really Wants to Stay in Touch | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 26 April 2019. Issue #158. In this issue: The interesting home hacks and resources I’ve learned from other bloggers. Concentrating your limited energy on positive thoughts and activities, instead of wasting it on self blame. Don’t give up on your ‘unsociable’ friend, we really do want to stay in touch. What the healthy and […]

Issue #155: What's It Like to be a Single Mother with Rheumatoid Arthritis & Medical Books to Read to Gain Some Perspective on Doctors | A Chronic Voiice

Friday, 05 April 2019. Issue #155. In this issue: You don’t need to prove your self-worth by pushing yourself harder, especially when you have so much to deal with already. Retreat and surround yourself with supportive resources, so you can regenerate better. When you find a super comfortable piece of clothing, buy in bulk! It’s […]

Mega Issue #153: The Mercilessness of Chronic Fatigue Where Time Stops & Silencing the Inner Critic and Starting Slowly Anyway | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 22 March 2019. Issue #153. 15 – 21 March 2019 In this issue: Spreading activities out over a few days, and pacing your breaks to prevent pain flares. It’s your life and you can do what you like with it, whether you are chronically ill or otherwise. Silencing the inner critic and starting slowly […]

Issue #151: Befriending Strangers with Chronic Illness Online Can be a Lifeline & Your Scars are Wisdom Made Flesh | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 01 March 2019. Issue #151. In this issue: Years of isolation can have a negative effect on your mental health, no matter how much you enjoy being alone. Basic manners we were taught growing up are missing on social media. When you have such a rare disease, speaking up about it matters that much […]

Issue #150: Dealing with Chronic Pain Isn't as Straightforward as Popping Painkillers & What Can You Do To Make Your Day a Little Better? | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 22 February 2019. Issue #150. In this issue: Understanding ourselves better, so that we can apply better resilience strategies. Self-reflection and asking yourself, how can you make your day a little better? Dealing with chronic pain isn’t as straightforward as just popping painkillers, what do you do when nothing works? Lupus isn’t a competition, […]

Issue #148: Your Suffering Should Never be Invalidated & Seeking Pockets of Joy Within Intense Pain | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 08 February 2019. Issue #148. In this issue: Respect your body’s limits and listen to it with an open and empathetic mind. Migraines are very misunderstood, and aren’t ‘just a bad headache’. Even though life often seems aimless or pointless, we need to cling on, and together we can do it. The need to […]

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 […]