1 in 5 people has a mental illness. That is the statistic we know. And that is quite a lot given the stigma that is out there for it. All the shame we shove at people for just having one. The suggestion of weakness. And it is 1 in 5. Well... perhaps it is more … Continue reading How common is mental illness really?
I work with chronic pain. That being fibromyalgia and chronic migraines. It isn't an easy thing to do, but many of us do. What are the things we do to manage working and chronic pain? Accommodation: First on the list is that when you work with chronic pain you think of the types of accommodation … Continue reading Managing work with chronic pain
The thing about an invisible disability is that we can hide it. Mask it. Slap on a façade and pretend. There are many reasons we wear facades. See The Façade. It is a unique feature about invisible illnesses and I do wonder if it makes us more invisible in some ways. People think 'I saw … Continue reading Unseen but felt
I was diagnosed with depression associated with chronic pain and then later with Major Depressive Disorder a bit back. I am currently on Abilify, due to my lack of an ability to take antidepressants, as they worsen depression. I respond quite well to it actually and I am very pleased with the difference. Found that … Continue reading When hidden depression become open
Sometimes you are in pain and you are in a very good mood. And isn't a contradiction. It is life with chronic pain. I have a migraine today and it isn't a pleasant one but I am in a good mood for no particular reason. I have also rested, used ice, migraine balm and a … Continue reading When you are in a good mood and still in pain
Recent talks at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting looked at overall treatment protocols we should see. The two presentations: Daniel J. Clauw, MD, a rheumatologist and professor of anesthesiology and medicine and director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan, focused on the nature of pain experienced by … Continue reading Recent treatment recomendations for Fibromyalgia