How to find pain free clothing with Fibromyalgia | Chronic Mom
Touch sensitivity with Fibromyalgia (allodynia) can make anything touching the skin painful. This is why scratch sheets and the wrong kind of clothing can cause pain. #chronicpain #fibromyalgia #allodynia #clothing #leggings
How to live hopefully with a chronic illness | Chronic Mom
There are times with chronic illness and disability that we feel small and alone, but every one of us is important. Your disabled life is as important and integral to the world as a able bodied person. #chronicillness #disability #hope
How to deal with people who don't believe you're sick | Chronic Mom
Some people will support you and your chronic illness, and some people will think it can't be that bad, or that you must be faking. It doesn't matter what they think, proving your illness is not your job. #chronicillness #disability
9 Tips To Get You Through The Chilly Season With Chronic Illness
Seasonal changes bring a host of problems to those with chronic illnesses. Weather-sensitive people can notice an increase in a number of their symptoms. The addition of viruses and bacterial illnesses can become life-threatening to those with certain chronic conditions. In light of that wonderful news, I thought it would be a good idea to make sure we’re prepared to get a bit chilly!
When Your Chronic Illness Triggers Depression
It is estimated that one-third of patients with a chronic illness also receive another diagnosis of a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression. Here are some tips for you as you face this battle. #mentalhealth #depression #chronicillness #invisibleillness #chronicpain #spoonie #depressiontriggeredbychronicillness
There Is Power In Online Community For The Chronically Ill
We can support each other, share knowledge, offer a safe place of understanding, and create new friendships through online support groups.
Sometimes You Have To Push Past The Illness To Get To The Beautiful
There are times we have to push past the illness, pain and the sinking weight of depression to get to the beautiful. It's a hard push - but so worth it! #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #chronicpain #chroniclife #travelwithchronicillness #travelwhenchronicallyill
10 Unexpected life lessons learned from chronic illness | Chronic Mom
There is hope, even when you brain tells you there isn't #chronicpain #mentalhealth #chronicillness
When Your Chronic Illness Triggers Depression
One-third of patients with a chronic illness also suffer from a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression. Here are a few tips to help you fight this battle. Please be sure to seek help from a mental health professional if you are suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts.
How to cope with Fibromyalgia sensory overload | Chronic Mom
Everyone's bodies react to noise, flashing or bright lights, smells, and chaos. But when you have Fibromyalgia your body can have a hard time processing this all at once which leads to overstimulation. We're unable to tune things out and our senses are bombarding our brains with info we can't handle. This also leads to allodynia and touch sensitivity that causes clothing to hurt, and the lightest touch to echo in our bodies. #fibromyalgia #chronicpain #allodynia #overstimulation
Positive thinking is a coping mechanism, not a cure | Chronic Mom
Positive thinking is a coping mechanism, not a cure. Living hopefully is how we can keep living a life with chronic illness.
When you have a chronic illness you are enough | Chronic Mom
Living with chronic illness can come with depression, and feelings of guilt and shame. But at the end of the day, you are enough just as you are #chronicillness #depression #guilt #mentalhealth
Medical sexism- How doctors ignore women's pain | Chronic Mom
Studies show that women experience more pain then men, but they get less treatment for it #chronicpain #opioidcrisis #sexism
What people with chronic illness really want is to stop faking well | Chronic Mom
Instead of faking sick like many people with chronic illness are accused of, many people with chronic illness are faking being well. #chronicillness #chronicpain
Unlocking, Limiting, Studying, Watching, and Healing: Support for People with Chronic Illness | Chro
Covid-19 has laid bare how healthy people feel about disabled people. Our lives are viewed as not worth living, and our deaths are brushed off because of our preexisting conditions. All this has lead to me being determined to advocate for disabled people and those with chronic illness.
The power of music therapy for pain | Chronic Mom
Music therapy has been shown to distract people from pain, raise serotonin levels, and reduce stress hormones #chronicpain #music