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Sickness Behaviour: The Many Causes of Fatigue with Chronic Illness

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Don’t Suffer in Silence: Why Talking About Pain is Good for You

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Do you talk about your pain or do you keep it to yourself? so many people who live with chronic pain due the latter. And it's not always a good idea. In my new post for Mango Health, I write about why talking about your pain can be good for you:

"It’s not considered polite to talk about pain. With the possible exception of your doctor, no one is thrilled if you bring up the fact that you are hurting. Many people simply don’t know how to respond to the unique qualities of each painful sensation as you experience them. 

So we who live with chronic pain or other less understood symptoms, like insomnia, often learn to silence ourselves. When around others, we don’t wince or massage our aching body parts. We do our best to camouflage with makeup or a smile any signs that we are not feeling well.

Silencing our pain has consequencesAnd it has ripple effects. If you feel you can’t talk about your symptoms to the people closest to you, you start not talking about your health, p…