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How Does the Crackdown on Opioids Impact Chronic Pain Patients?

Over the past few years, my physical health has significantly declined. I used to love being able to sit outside on my patio and read a book with a cup of tea on a...
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Brain On Fire – 2018 (Review)

It's not common to see high-profile films centred around a chronic illness. Usually, it's a side story or a passing comment. I guess it's because films that portray illnesses of any kind are subject...
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Stories My Anxiety Tells Me

You can't do this My anxiety brain tells me that I can't win the battle with chronic illness. It tells me that no matter how hard I try and how much I do, chronic illness...
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It’s Not Just What You See On The Outside

I don’t look sick, I look like a regular 20-year-old girl. No one would ever know that I am in a constant battle with my own body if I didn’t say it out loud....
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Letters To Lyme Disease

Dear Lyme Disease, You've been my closest companion and my greatest enemy. You've taken experiences, memories, friends, family, and half of my twenties. You've shown me the pangs of rejection, and the fair-weathered friends to go...
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It’s All Good (Está Todo Bien) – Documentary Review

The political and economic turmoil in Venezuela is the cause of a serious medical crisis. There is a dangerous shortage of medical supplies, infant mortality rates are increasing, people are dying and doctors are...

Here’s How Your Chronic Illness Impacts Your Mental Health

It's mental health awareness week. Every year I see this week pass by but never felt compelled to participate. Honestly, talking openly about my mental health is a very new thing. Before I found...
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5 Thing That Happen When Your Chronic Illness Isn’t ‘Severe’

There are so many types of chronic illnesses. Too many too list here. What's more complex is that each illness will vary from person to person. They also vary in levels of severity. You...

It’s Not Lupus…Except When It’s Lupus

It's not Lupus. It's never Lupus. Everyone loves a good, outdated House joke right? But how about the times it actually is Lupus...which is more common than you'd think. In all seriousness, it takes over 7...
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This Week Is ‘Priority Seating Week’ – What Does This Mean?

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity TFL (Transport For London) announced this week as Priority Seating Week. I imagine you're wondering what this is. Well, last year TFL rolled out the "Please...

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