We all know chronic pain brings with it a hefty emotional toll. And we know that chronic pain does alter our neurotransmitter balance. A study from UNSW Sydney and NeuRA (published in the European Journal of Pain) found that people with chronic pain also have a specific imbalance of neurotransmitters in the part of the brain … Continue reading Regulating emotions with chronic pain
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?
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
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
I think we have to be wary when we work with chronic illness about the stress of work and the stress we are always under due to chronic illness or chronic pain... which can compound quite fast, especially if we are exceeding our limits in order to function at work. I wrote a post recently … Continue reading Chronic illness: Work burnout
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