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Invisible Illness Living an Introvert Life

Invisible Illness Living an Introvert Life

Senior year of high school is supposed to be a wonderful time in every teenager's life. You are focused on graduating, selecting a college, thinking about adulthood and what you're wearing to prom. However, my senior year took a detour. Warning! This is where I...

Strength Only Comes Through Struggle

Strength Only Comes Through Struggle

A person is not defined by their illness. Rather, a person defines their illness. Hi! My name is Lily and I am a Pre-Pharmacy student at UW Madison. I am very passionate about global health, which is rooted from my experience with chronic illness. I learned how to be...

Lllamageddon

Lllamageddon

After some needed gum graft surgery, I was shearing our rescue llamas. Usually I can do our small herd of 5 with no problem. Not that day. I woke the next day crying with pain, thus beginning my long journey to where I am today. Originally, testing showed wonky IgG...

My Long Journey

My Long Journey

My health journey started in the 1990’s when I was first dx’d with Fibromyalgia with a trigger point test. After that I was a by the book Fibro patient going through the levels. I had aches, pain and fatigue for about 10 years before it got worse. When I was in my...

You MAY have Lupus.

You MAY have Lupus.

My name is Dianne originally from Boston, MA, living in Texas. Growing up I had seizures, hives, sun sensitivity and lots of headaches. I don’t have a lot of memories of my childhood except for being in the hospital long term. It wasn’t until I was pregnant at 20 did...

NaturallySweetT1D

NaturallySweetT1D

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. December 14, 2010 at age 15, my life was changed forever. I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. I grew up with no significant health issues and always considered myself a pretty healthy...

The Relief of a Diagnosis

The Relief of a Diagnosis

Hi! I'm Heather and I live in southwestern Virginia. I am a financial planner by trade, but all of my free time goes to my dogs and competing in dog sports, photography, and hiking when I'm able. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism around age 22 during some routine...

Celiac Story

Celiac Story

I was very short as a child with thin hair and I was slightly malnourished because of my Celiac disease. I was diagnosed with it at the age of nine, and the diagnosis changed my life because I started to eat a gluten free diet that immediately thickened my hair and...

Type 1 Diabetes changed my life to the better

Type 1 Diabetes changed my life to the better

Hey there, I‘m Julia, a type 1 diabetic German living in the UK. I’m a scientist, nutritionist and podcaster. It all started 5 years ago with classical symptoms such as loosing up to 10 kilos in a few months time, although I was eating quite a lot. Drinking 5 litres...

It takes one

It takes one

I have had migraines since I was 6 after a concussion. Af the age of 19 I started having right sided tremors, weakness and daily migrines. As time went on everthing got worse I started to pass out, blood pressure low and heart rate high. Ever time I ate I would thorw...

Hope is Hard but Support is Key

Hope is Hard but Support is Key

I started experiencing headaches and body pain at 12. They quickly became chronic and followed by migraines. By 14, the fibromyalgia (FM) and exhaustion were full-blown. I'd mentioned the headaches and pains a time or two to my doctor but 20 years ago, FM wasn't...

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