A pandemic Christmas

It is time for A Chronic Voice's December Linkup! This months prompts are: ExhaustingExcitingSocializingIndulgingCutting I wrote a post some years back called Avoiding Stress During the Holiday Season with Fibromyalgia. And any given year those tips still apply but during a worldwide pandemic it is a little bit different. Many of us are not seeing … Continue reading A pandemic Christmas

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

Chronic stress and the body

Chronic negative stress does not do a body good. We all know this. Because we have pain and illness and so stress from That plus the life consequences of That causes a boatload of negative stress. We all know our mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical wellbeing, but I don't know … Continue reading Chronic stress and the body

Fibromyalgia and stress in women

Lower stress predicts significant pain improvement in fibromyalgia Keep in mind: “On the other hand, factors such as being a woman, having lower education, high body mass index (BMI), higher levels of depression and anxiety, worse sleep, being former smoker or having other concomitant disorders have been found to predict an increased risk of still … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and stress in women