New Research Has the Potential to Create a Reliable Fibromyalgia Blood Test

Renee Fabian  • New Research Has the Potential to Create a Reliable Fibromyalgia Blood Test Fibromyalgia Share your experience with fibromyalgia and connect with people who support you. 1 New research from Ohio State University’s College of Medicine has potentially found a new way to detect fibromyalgia with a blood test. While they are optimistic, the study’s…

When Doctors ‘See’ My Weight Before They ‘See’ Me

Rae Bennison  When Doctors ‘See’ My Weight Before They ‘See’ Me Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension We’re a community that supports each other by sharing our experiences. 3 Anyone with a long-term illness or disability knows how tiring life can be. It’s tough when people and doctors don’t understand. Everyday tasks take double the time they normally would. Taking…

The 9 Most Frustrating Parts of Being Chronically Ill

Toni Bernhard  • The 9 Most Frustrating Parts of Being Chronically Ill Chronic Illness Our community talks about chronic illness with compassion and without judgment. 2 Healthy or not, everybody has his or her share of frustrations in life. The chronically ill don’t have a corner on that market! This piece focuses on frustrations that are…

What Sleeping Is Like When You Have a Chronic Health Condition

E. Prybylski  What Sleeping Is Like When You Have a Chronic Health Condition Chronic Illness Our community talks about chronic illness with compassion and without judgment. What Sleeping Is Like When You Have a Chronic Health Condition For people battling chronic disease, sleep is a complicated thing. On one hand, we often don’t get much…

20 Memes You Might Enjoy If You Take a Lot of Medication

Paige Wyant  •  20 Memes You Might Enjoy If You Take a Lot of Medication Chronic Illness Our community talks about chronic illness with compassion and without judgment. 26K people EDITOR’S NOTE Please see a doctor before starting or stopping a medication. When you live with a chronic illness, mental illness or disability, it’s possible you’ll need…

26 People With Fibromyalgia Give Advice to Those Newly Diagnosed

26 People With Fibromyalgia Give Advice to Those Newly Diagnosed Fibromyalgia Share your experience with fibromyalgia and connect with people who support you. 174K people182.5K Fibromyalgia may affect an estimated 10 million people in the United States, but because of its complicated and varying symptoms, many doctors don’t even understand what it’s like. Can you imagine…

I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia.

Becca Risa Luna  •  I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia Share your experience with fibromyalgia and connect with people who support you. 1 I’m Not ‘Sick.’ I Have Fibromyalgia. The struggle with fibromyalgia is that every day it’s something new. My everyday is a constant battle on an all-terrain track; full of dangers, no idea where I’m…

5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days

Sharilynn Battaglia  5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days Chronic Pain You don’t have to go through chronic pain alone. Our community is here for you. 179K people14459.8K 5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days Have you ever had a day when you just stared off into space? Not…