fibromyalgia, invisible illness, spoonie

Five Hacks for Dealing with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is famous for not being curable with any medicine. Therefore, we need to rely on some hacks to manage Fibromyalgia better. Here’s a list of some of them that have worked for me.

Autoimmune conditions, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's disease, invisible illness, spoonie

Gifts for Spoonies

Here are some gift ideas that would be appreciated (hopefully) by the Warriors. They could find it helpful and you would find it liberating. Finally, being able to do something, even remotely useful. So, it's a win-win (as much as it can be in circumstances like this).

invisible illness, Letters

CRPS Awareness Day

We at Chronic Pain India believe in the power of support groups and hence have formed one exclusively for Pain Warriors and Caregivers. While medication and therapy is important, it is equally important to reach out to fellow pain warriors and bare your heart to them. It must also be remembered how on such landmark… Continue reading CRPS Awareness Day

chronic pain india, spoonie

Visualising Pain Workshop Experience

When the idea of “Visualising Pain” was shared by Chronic Pain India on Facebook, it evoked instant interest, as I had heard about and done an art therapy workshop long ago but had never seen it as having such a deep connection with chronic pain. Being a writer, I am often asked how I still… Continue reading Visualising Pain Workshop Experience

Battling Demons - Inside Out
Chronic Illness, fibromyalgia, invisible illness, mental illness

Battling Demons – Inside Out

Depression occurs in phases. I battled depression for three years having had a very disturbed childhood. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton My parents didn't get along. My mother and I never had a normal relationship, as it should… Continue reading Battling Demons – Inside Out

Autoimmune conditions, Hashimoto's disease, invisible illness, Uncategorized

5 things I learnt in 5 years of dealing with chronic illness

Dealing with chronic illness is eye opener is many ways. It's been five years I was diagnosed with Hashimoto and every day since then has been a new lesson in itself. Be it physically, mentally or emotionally - there are new surprises awaiting me every morning.  Some good, some bad but all important nevertheless. So today,… Continue reading 5 things I learnt in 5 years of dealing with chronic illness

Painlessly Yours
Autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, chronic pain india, Hashimoto's disease, invisible illness, Letters, self care

Painlessly Yours – A letter to my self

Dear You, I know, what you are going through at this moment is terribly unbearable. But I want you to remember that "This pain doesn't define you." You are not this pain. You are not this disease. You are not the helplessness you experience. You are not the sympathy people give you. You are not… Continue reading Painlessly Yours – A letter to my self

Autoimmune conditions, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, Hashimoto's disease, invisible illness, self care

Recommended Reads – 5 Books that help you heal your body

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”― James Baldwin I don't… Continue reading Recommended Reads – 5 Books that help you heal your body