What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2019)

Last March I wrote a post about the medications, supplements, and treatments that were working for me at the time. A year later, I feel much more knowledgeable about what living with these illnesses look like for me and how I want to manage/treat them. Since May 2018, I've moved back home to Southern California, … Continue reading What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2019)

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Is Two Better Than One?: The MCAS & POTS Connection

I was looking for quotes for this blog post when I came across this one from the movie  Contact, "Why build one when you can build two at twice the price?" Translated to chronic illness terms, I think it could go something like this: Why have one syndrome, when you can have two with twice the … Continue reading Is Two Better Than One?: The MCAS & POTS Connection

Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Drinking

A group of people at a party, cheersing with red solo cups in their hands.

It's back to school time, baby! And usually with more classes, assignments, projects, and seeing your friends again after months apart, comes more drinking, which may not be the best thing for your chronically ill health. (In case you're wondering, yes, I did graduate.  And by looking back at my time in college, I've learned … Continue reading Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Drinking

Medications, Supplements, & Treatments: What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2018)

I have been having some good luck with medications and treatments lately, so I wanted to share what is working for me right now to hopefully help others find things that work for them. (Please remember that just because people have the same illness, the symptoms and severity is different based on each person.  Health … Continue reading Medications, Supplements, & Treatments: What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2018)

7 Ways to Get Organized As a Spoonie

Having a chronic illness can be super overwhelming.  Besides the fact that you're trying to come to terms with the new limits on your life, you need to keep track of your doctor appointments, meds, etc. and you need to learn how to effectively communicate your symptoms to your doctor so you can develop a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Get Organized As a Spoonie

(Ho ho ho)w to Survive the Holidays with a Chronic Illness

(Sorry for the cheesy title.)  The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone.  But stress can trigger flare ups for us with chronic illnesses.  So how can we enjoy the holidays without being a ghost (like Zero) afterwards?  (Yea i know, bad joke, but S/O to all Nightmare Before Christmas fans amiright?)  Here are … Continue reading (Ho ho ho)w to Survive the Holidays with a Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Disabled Student Resources

Yep, that title has the "d" word in it.  Disabled.  For most people that word evokes mental images of physical disabilities, but disabilities do not just pertain what your eyes can see. In the United States, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 provides the legal definition of a disability as "a person who has a … Continue reading Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Disabled Student Resources

Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Introduction

Having a chronic illness can feel like a part-time job sometimes.  Researching treatments, finding doctors, scheduling appointments, and trying out new medication takes a lot of time and effort.  It honestly should be worth school credit! I'm currently in my second-to-last semester in college and have had health issues for almost half of my college … Continue reading Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Introduction