Tag: chronic illness

  • What is an “Introvert Hangover”?

    What is an “Introvert Hangover”?

    If you’re anything like me, you might be familiar with this – you go out with friends, and before the end of the night, you’re wiped out. You’re exhausted, your head is killing you, you can’t eat, and you feel like you’re hungover despite not drinking. You could be having the time of your life […]

  • Things Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers Can Relate To

    Things Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers Can Relate To

    Chronic pain is a lifestyle, not just a list of symptoms. It’s hard to see the bright side of pain conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis, but it’s also not healthy to get bogged down in the negatives. There’s more to chronic pain than just pain, and it can help to look at it in a […]

  • I’m Chronically Ill, Not an Inspiration

    I’m Chronically Ill, Not an Inspiration

    When you’re part of a minority, people expect you to speak on behalf of everyone in that minority. If you speak publicly about your experiences, they expect you to be a good activist, someone to point to and say: “See? If they can do it, so can you!”  But that’s not fair. My experiences with […]