Coping with a Chronic Illness

How to cope with a chronic illness, managing symptoms and chronic pain. What life with a chronic illness is really like, and how to deal with your chronic…
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For me, rest days are sacred. It's important for me to spend them wisely in order to keep myself going throughout the week. If you want some tips for how to spend this sacred of days, click the pin to see how I spend mine. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Low Energy, Energy Level, Bad Sleep, Rest Days, Physical Condition, Invisible Illness
Great ways to spend your rest day
For me, rest days are sacred. It's important for me to spend them wisely in order to keep myself going throughout the week. If you want some tips for how to spend this sacred of days, click the pin to see how I spend mine.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Living with a chronic illness can make you feel old before your time. Sometimes I feel like an 80 year old in a 27 year olds body. It can make you feel frail, like you've already lost your youth. Click the pin to read about my life with a chronic illness. Chronic Illness Quotes, Pain Quotes, Trying To Lose Weight, Learn To Love, Self Care Routine, Difficulties, Physical Health, What Is Life About
Living with a chronic illness in your twenties
Living with a chronic illness can make you feel old before your time. Sometimes I feel like an 80 year old in a 27 year olds body. It can make you feel frail, like you've already lost your youth. Click the pin to read about my life with a chronic illness.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Edinburgh, Scotland, is such a beautiful city, with so much to see or do. But travelling when youo have a chronic illness can be tricky. Here are my best tips for travelling to Edinburgh when you have a chronic illness (click the pin to read more!) Chronic Fatigue, Visit Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland, Signs And Symptoms, Cope
Visiting Ediburgh with a chronic Illness
Edinburgh, Scotland, is such a beautiful city, with so much to see or do. But travelling when youo have a chronic illness can be tricky. Here are my best tips for travelling to Edinburgh when you have a chronic illness (click the pin to read more!)
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
When you're living with a chronic illness rest is of upmost importance. It's the best way to recover and reduce your symptoms. Here are 5 things to do to make the most of your rest day. Mindfulness Meditation, 5 Things
5 ways to spend your rest day
When you're living with a chronic illness rest is of upmost importance. It's the best way to recover and reduce your symptoms. Here are 5 things to do to make the most of your rest day.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
There are so many symptoms of chronic illness, some condition specific and some pretty much universal. But there are some that are much less well known, and unexpected. Click the pin to read all about 5 of the less well known symptoms of chronic illness. Chronic Fatigue Symptoms, Tiredness
5 less well known symptoms of chronic illness
There are so many symptoms of chronic illness, some condition specific and some pretty much universal. But there are some that are much less well known, and unexpected. Click the pin to read all about 5 of the less well known symptoms of chronic illness.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
There are many parts if life with a chronic illness that you're unprepared for, and managing the many symptoms that present themselves is one of them. There are so many symptoms of chronix that you wouldn't expect, here are just 5 of them. Healthy Living Inspiration, Health And Wellbeing
5 less well known symptoms of chronic illness
There are many parts if life with a chronic illness that you're unprepared for, and managing the many symptoms that present themselves is one of them. There are so many symptoms of chronix that you wouldn't expect, here are just 5 of them.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
People say a lot of things to make me feel better about living with a chronic illness. While they mean well, they're not the best way to support me. Click the pin to read 5 of the things chronic illness isn't! Body Hurts, Feeling Exhausted, Carer, I Feel Good
5 things that chronic illness isn't
People say a lot of things to make me feel better about living with a chronic illness. While they mean well, they're not the best way to support me. Click the pin to read 5 of the things chronic illness isn't!
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Living with a chronic illness is so much more than just being tired all the time. Its not the type of tiredness that 'normal' people feel, its an all encompassing fatigue and it doesn't end. Click to find out what it is really like to be tired because of chronic illness. Cranky People, Mentally Drained, Bring Me Down, Just Tired, I Have Spoken, Health Planner, Go Blue
4 types of tiredness that come with chronic illness
Living with a chronic illness is so much more than just being tired all the time. Its not the type of tiredness that 'normal' people feel, its an all encompassing fatigue and it doesn't end. Click to find out what it is really like to be tired because of chronic illness.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
There are lots of things people tell you to make you feel better about living with a chronic illness, I've heard 'at least you get to have a lot of sleep' so many times. But it's not nice needing to have a lot of sleep and not getting things done. This is what chronic illness isn't, and what it's really like to live with an invisible illness like CFS/ME Stupid Person, How To Stay Awake
Living with a chronic illness everyday
There are lots of things people tell you to make you feel better about living with a chronic illness, I've heard 'at least you get to have a lot of sleep' so many times. But it's not nice needing to have a lot of sleep and not getting things done. This is what chronic illness isn't, and what it's really like to live with an invisible illness like CFS/ME
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
What does it really feel like to live with a chronic illness every day? What is like like living with the exhaustion, fatigue and pain of chronic fatigue syndrome? Read on to find out more! Fatty Liver Disease Diet, Thyroid Problems, Feel Like
What does chronic fatigue syndrome really feel like?
What does it really feel like to live with a chronic illness every day? What is like like living with the exhaustion, fatigue and pain of chronic fatigue syndrome? Read on to find out more!
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Living with a chronic illness is hard, not just on you but on the people around you. It can be really difficult to support someone with a chronic illness, here are my best tips how to do it! Always Tired, Who You Love, How To Make Notes, Talking To You, 5 Ways
5 Ways To Support Someone With A Chronic Illness
Living with a chronic illness is hard, not just on you but on the people around you. It can be really difficult to support someone with a chronic illness, here are my best tips how to do it!
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Acceptance is a HUGE part of living with a chronic illness. It's a daily struggle, accepting your life for the way it is and trying to appreciate it for what you can do, not what you can't. Here are some of the difficulties that come with accepting your life with chronic illness. Chronic Illness Humor, It Hurts, Work Friends
Acceptance: Living with a chronic illness
Acceptance is a HUGE part of living with a chronic illness. It's a daily struggle, accepting your life for the way it is and trying to appreciate it for what you can do, not what you can't. Here are some of the difficulties that come with accepting your life with chronic illness.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Life with a chronic illness is very different to the every day life of a 'normal' person. It comes with it's own unique sets of challenges. This is what it's like living with a chronic illness every day. Tough
Living with a chronic illness every day
Life with a chronic illness is very different to the every day life of a 'normal' person. It comes with it's own unique sets of challenges. This is what it's like living with a chronic illness every day.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
When you have a chronic illness you have to put a lot of thought into things like travel. You need to plan ahead to make sure you have enough rest and enough time to enjoy things. Here is what it's like to travel when you have a chronic illness. Daily Life
Travel with a chronic illness
When you have a chronic illness you have to put a lot of thought into things like travel. You need to plan ahead to make sure you have enough rest and enough time to enjoy things. Here is what it's like to travel when you have a chronic illness.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
These posts are all about living with a chronic illness every day. From coping with the symptoms of chronic illness, to the daily experiences and struggles, you'll find it all here! Mental Illness
Living with a chronic illness every day
These posts are all about living with a chronic illness every day. From coping with the symptoms of chronic illness, to the daily experiences and struggles, you'll find it all here!
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Brain fog is a common symptom of chronic illness, and mental illness too! It can be a strange thing to navigate. Here are 17 of the things I've done because of brain fog. Mental Health, Mental Energy, Yes I Have, Brain Fog
17 things I've done because of brain fog
Brain fog is a common symptom of chronic illness, and mental illness too! It can be a strange thing to navigate. Here are 17 of the things I've done because of brain fog.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Living with a chronic illness can make you feel many things. But one thing it can make you feel, is like you're old before your time. There's obviously nothing wrong with being older or growing older, but when you're in your twenties and struggling with simple things like walking, and getting tired after very little activity it can make you feel like you've lost your youth. Click to find out what it's like. How To Find Out, Make You Feel, How Are You Feeling, Sleeping A Lot, Go To Bed Early
When chronic illness makes you feel old before your time
Living with a chronic illness can make you feel many things. But one thing it can make you feel, is like you're old before your time. There's obviously nothing wrong with being older or growing older, but when you're in your twenties and struggling with simple things like walking, and getting tired after very little activity it can make you feel like you've lost your youth. Click to find out what it's like.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Self care is a great way of looking after your body and improving your mental health, but it's not always an easy task to do. Living with a chronic illness means I am often too tired to practice self care, so here are some tips on how to do self care even when you have no energy! Weighted Blanket For Anxiety, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, Task To Do, Playing With Hair, Full Body Massage
How to practice self-care when you’re exhausted
Self care is a great way of looking after your body and improving your mental health, but it's not always an easy task to do. Living with a chronic illness means I am often too tired to practice self care, so here are some tips on how to do self care even when you have no energy!
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Edinburgh is a wonderful city in Scotland, with a lot to offer. But it is important to be prepared for travel when you live with a chronic illness. Here is my guide to Edinburgh when you suffer from a chronic illness, and how to make the most of the city. Suffer, Edinburgh, Scotland, Guide
Edinburgh: visiting the city with a chronic illness
Edinburgh is a wonderful city in Scotland, with a lot to offer. But it is important to be prepared for travel when you live with a chronic illness. Here is my guide to Edinburgh when you suffer from a chronic illness, and how to make the most of the city.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Living with an invisible illness and constant chronis pain is tough, and one important way to cope is through rest. But rest days can be hard to navigate - it's important to know the best way to spend them for both your physical and mental health. Getting Out Of Bed
5 ways to spend your rest day to recover from chronic illness
Living with an invisible illness and constant chronis pain is tough, and one important way to cope is through rest. But rest days can be hard to navigate - it's important to know the best way to spend them for both your physical and mental health.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Life with a chronic illness is hard, and managing the symptoms of chronic illness is part of that. Daily life is a challenge, and one of those challenges is the extreme tiredness and exhaustion that comes with chronic illness. My life with CFS/ME has been full of this fatigue. Click to read what it's been like. Extreme Tiredness, I Am Moving
Living with the fatigue of chronic illness
Life with a chronic illness is hard, and managing the symptoms of chronic illness is part of that. Daily life is a challenge, and one of those challenges is the extreme tiredness and exhaustion that comes with chronic illness. My life with CFS/ME has been full of this fatigue. Click to read what it's been like.
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
There are many things people say to make you feel better about living with a chronic illness, and while they are just trying to be supportive these can be unhelpful. Life with a chronic illness is tough, and sometimes it's just important to acknowledge that. #chronicillness #coping Chronic Condition, Increase Engagement, Favorite Words, Health Advice
Living with a chronic illness isn't fun, easy or an excuse
There are many things people say to make you feel better about living with a chronic illness, and while they are just trying to be supportive these can be unhelpful. Life with a chronic illness is tough, and sometimes it's just important to acknowledge that. #chronicillness #coping
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
What is it really like living with a chronic illness every day? What is life with a chronic illness really like? Here a few things to help you be more aware of what our daily struggles are. #chronicillness #dailylife #symptoms Singles Day
Living with a chronic illness every single day
What is it really like living with a chronic illness every day? What is life with a chronic illness really like? Here a few things to help you be more aware of what our daily struggles are. #chronicillness #dailylife #symptoms
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or CFS/ME) is mostly known for the excessive tiredness and fatigue or causes. But there are so many more symptoms that come with it, and with any chronic illness. Here are some of the less well known symptoms of chronic illness. #chronicillness #cfsme #symtpoms Chronic Tiredness, Cfs Symptoms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms, Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, Cystitis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms you may not have heard of
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or CFS/ME) is mostly known for the excessive tiredness and fatigue or causes. But there are so many more symptoms that come with it, and with any chronic illness. Here are some of the less well known symptoms of chronic illness. #chronicillness #cfsme #symtpoms
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
There are many misconceptions about life with a chronic illness, but here I try to break those down. Here are a few things that living with a chronic illness isn't. #chronicillness #coping #dailylife Housework
What it's like living with a chronic illness every single day
There are many misconceptions about life with a chronic illness, but here I try to break those down. Here are a few things that living with a chronic illness isn't. #chronicillness #coping #dailylife
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Brain fog is a very common symptom of chronic illness, no matter which one you suffer from. It's just a part of life with a chronic illness that we learn to live with. Here are some of the things I've done because of this symptom of CFS/ME. #chronicillness #brainfog #symptoms #cfsme
Brain fog made me do it: living with a chronic illness
Brain fog is a very common symptom of chronic illness, no matter which one you suffer from. It's just a part of life with a chronic illness that we learn to live with. Here are some of the things I've done because of this symptom of CFS/ME. #chronicillness #brainfog #symptoms #cfsme
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Many chronic illnesses, not just CFS/ME, come with an intense fatigue that makes daily life quite difficult. We are more than just tired, we are completely and utterly exhausted. This is what life with a chronic illness and the exhaustion that come with it is like. #chronicillness #tired #cfsme #coping #dailylife #health Feel Tired, Word Online
Living with the fatigue of CFS/ME
Many chronic illnesses, not just CFS/ME, come with an intense fatigue that makes daily life quite difficult. We are more than just tired, we are completely and utterly exhausted. This is what life with a chronic illness and the exhaustion that come with it is like. #chronicillness #tired #cfsme #coping #dailylife #health
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Feeling Sorry For Yourself, Be Kind To Yourself, Feeling Like A Failure
Setbacks when it comes to chronic illness
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Self-care is an important part of my daily routine, but it can be hard to do when you're completely exhausted or struggling with a chronic illness. Here are some simple ways to practice self-care even when you have no energy at all. #self-care #chronicillness #coping Asmr Video, I Love Reading, Day Of My Life
How to practice self-care when you're tired
Self-care is an important part of my daily routine, but it can be hard to do when you're completely exhausted or struggling with a chronic illness. Here are some simple ways to practice self-care even when you have no energy at all. #self-care #chronicillness #coping
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Improve Yourself, Make It Yourself
What it's like to feel old before your time because of chronic illness
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care
Philippa Claire | Mental Health | Chronic Illness | Self Care