Have your migraine attacks become more frequent during the pandemic?

I have noticed something strange. First, when I went to get my prescription of my tripan... there was a shortage that has never happened before. Someone in the line was also picking up triptans for her spouse who was getting migraine attacks for the first time in three years. A friend of mine who is … Continue reading Have your migraine attacks become more frequent during the pandemic?

How is mental health affected during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has a societal impact. It is like a wave that crashed over us all and every single person has been impacted in some way. That loss in our sense of control that most people have in their lives can be extremely hard to cope with. Those of us with chronic illness are … Continue reading How is mental health affected during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Pandemic 2020- When the world stood still

Time for A Chronic Voice Writing Prompts Prompt words BeginningSymbolizingEnduringRevealingGracing Beginning- Year 2021 I'm not one for a new year, new me sort of deal. Especially not this year. Really, just glad I got through last year. I made no New Year's resolutions either... I think this will be a rough enough ride without any … Continue reading Pandemic 2020- When the world stood still

Isolation, the pandemic, and winter depression

Pandemic With COVID-19 numbers here in Alberta, Canada getting rather high restrictions have been added to socializing (some would say a tad late on that count). Anyway, that means we cannot socialize outside of our household. We cannot go to other people's houses and we cannot have people over to ours. Unless we want to … Continue reading Isolation, the pandemic, and winter depression

Chronic pain and the pandemic

I wrote a post called Chronic illness: Pandemic stress and we are well into pandemic stress at this point. I think it is time to acknowledge the impact it is having on people with chronic pain “Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted treatments for people with pain because regular out-patient appointments with doctors and physical … Continue reading Chronic pain and the pandemic