At Chronic Pain India, it has been our constant endeavour to bring forth stories of Pain Warriors and spread awareness about living with pain. This Pain Awareness Month, we launched our YouTube Channel as a step further towards our goal.
Today, we have with us, yet another pain warrior who believes in being the change, she wants to see in the world. Swati Agrawal is Associate Director at IDIA Charitable Trust, and a lawyer by training. She has various invisible illnesses, and likes to work towards spreading awareness about invisible illnesses and disabilities.
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
Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, not known to many has been recently brought into the limelight by the international pop star Lady Gaga whose documentary ‘Five Foot Two’ on Netflix explores her struggle with this condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes intense widespread pain, hypersensitivity, chronic fatigue and sleep problems. Diagnosing fibromyalgia is… Continue reading Living with Fibromyalgia – Lady Gaga’s pain story
Many of us have faced those tough times where we have gone to multiple doctors with our issues of severe pain to weird symptoms list and no idea how and why all this is happening to us. Confused and scared, with a hope that the doctor we are visiting will have all the answers to… Continue reading Why we feel a Doctor’s Directory is required?
“You don’t look sick. Stop faking it to gain sympathy!” Even after five years his words haunt me during those lonely nights when life threatens to get overbearing. *-*-*-* I started working at the age of 21 and by the time I was 30 I had reached a decent stage in my career or so… Continue reading The Winning Horse – A Hashi Warrior
Today, I am not writing here as the girl trying to raise awareness for chronic pain and chronic illnesses. Today, I am writing as a chronic pain sufferer. Three years back, I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome which has now converted into a condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Both are very uncommon conditions.… Continue reading How chronic pain and chronic illness sufferers are treated in emergencies in India
Chronic pain comes with its own ups and downs. A struggle hard to explain others and then there is this constant urge to get better. You start making these coping mechanisms and strategies to deal with it. With time, slowly you start accepting your pain (takes months to years) depending on how you are dealing… Continue reading Why I say, “I am fine.”, when I am actually not
A post dedicated to times when our health came between our paths (career, goals, etc. ) and we were scared to take a decision.
A sudden symptom, gasping for breath, fear of death and then a touch of humanity.