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Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Precious Diagnosis: What’s in a Name?

Originally posted on aBodyofHope: Radiograph of my Sorrows by Natalia Drepina  Even if it’s a terrible diagnosis, you crave even the worst titles, just to have a name. Just to put a label on...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Seeing Possibility

Making Some Kind of Peace With My Pain   During my descent into illness, all I could see was what was being taken from me. When chronic illness kept routinely shaking up my life in new and h...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses

Originally posted on All Things Chronic: http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=10158 These blockbuster drugs were approved for use even though the FDA had no idea what they actually did in the b...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Gift Ideas for People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities

Originally posted on aBodyofHope: ? If you are shopping for a loved one with a chronic illness, long-term illness, or disability, you may feel unsure of their needs, wants and special daily ...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Distraction Therapy, A Guest Post For AXIS Dance Company’s Awesome Blog, And Exciting New Business Ventures

I know it’s been a while, I’m sorry to leave anyone hanging, I did not intend to abandon my blog for so long. I have been very busy while I was away from writing, I promise! One of the last ...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Harms/Benefits of Somatic Symptom Disorder

Originally posted on EDS Info (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome): Diagnostic Ethics: Harms/Benefits- Somatic Symptom Disorder | Psychology Today “…a staggering forty-five percent of autoimmune disease...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

The Autonomic Nervous System & Why It Matters

Originally posted on Finding Out Fibro: October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month. Please help us spread the word about malfunction of the autonomic nervous system and the many chronic conditi...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

A Spoonie Poem for All With Chronic Illness

My friend Misty is a Lyme Disease fighter, and she’s been fighting it for more than fifteen years, though she was diagnosed within the last two years, about the same time I found out I had f...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Staying Present During A Flare Up

Even when all I can do is breathe, it helps to remember that just being alive is amazing and improbable. I am so grateful for days when I am capable of seeing past the storms overhead. It's ...
Finding Out Fibro · 1Y ago

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Medical Emergency Information Cards

Handy to print out or save to phone in case you end up in the hospital: This card is to go with my post on How to Use the ER in Case of Chronic Pain Emergency, which has gotten over 50k view...