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Live life, love life...despite pain
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Please help Support Rare Disease Day on the 28th of February. There are over 6000 rare diseases and they all need highlighting. Please share my post. #RareDiseaseDay #ShowYourRare

Rare Disease Day takes place on the 28th of February. This is part one of two posts, to highlight the day, some rare conditions and some sufferers. Please share.
#RareDiseaseDay #ShowYourRare
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How to support someone who has an invisible illness. #Invisibleillness #TrigeminalNeuralgia #ChronicPain

Some illnesses are obvious to the naked eye. If someone is hobbling around with a plaster cast on their leg, we can tell they have a broken leg. If they have misshapen fingers, we can normally presume that they have painful arthritis. But so many people…
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Living with #Chronicillness can be a nightmare, but sometimes the side effects from meds can make life miserable. I have some suggestions which could hopefully help here in this blog post.

For the majority of people with chronic health problems, medication is a necessity. But unfortunately, medication often comes with side effects. Some can ease off after a short adjustment period, but sadly, some like to linger. We often get used to living…
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How to Manage Medication More Effectively You probably know the script - meds for breakfast, meds for lunch and meds for dinner...but they don't always help and they often come with side effects. Here are some suggestion to help

You probably know the script – meds for breakfast, meds for lunch and meds for dinner…but they don’t always help and they often come with side effects. If we can manage our medication more effectively, they might help us more and the side effects might…
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This post contains suggestions on how to help doctors listen and understand better. There are some free to use templates included. Please comment and share. Thank you.

When we live with chronic illness, the relationship we have with our primary care doctor is one of the most important relationships in our lives. We rely on them to help us. But what happens if we feel the doctor is not listening to us or understanding…
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As we stroll, or possibly limp, into 2019, I’d like to wish you a happy new year with better health and less pain. It seems like no time at all since we were celebrating the start of 2018. Actually, for me, it seems like no time since we were celebrating…
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Does your pain stop you from doing everything you enjoy?Supposing you are invited to a friend’s wedding or your five-year-old granddaughter’s birthday party, do you turn down the invitations? Or perhaps you have a favourite hobby – painting or…
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Despite Pain was nominated for a new blogger award - The Liebster Award 2018

I opened my laptop to a surprise this morning. My blog had been nominated for a new blogger award by another blogger called Brain Embryos. The Liebster Award  is run by The Global Aussie to try to bring a bit more exposure to new bloggers.  The internet…
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One year on from an Unexpected Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease.

How do you cope when you receive a new diagnosis? It can often be a bit overwhelming, especially if it’s unexpected. For me, when I’m faced with something new, after taking a few deep breaths, I feel the need to learn about the new condition. Learning…
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Guilt – the emotion which can come with chronic pain as an added bonus We struggle with pain. We struggle with the stress of living with pain. And sometimes, we struggle with all-consuming guilt, which can ultimately affect both our mental and physical…
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