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What is fibromyalgia? Everything you need to know about the chronic condition

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year although I’ve probably had it for many years. It is very common for the diagnosis to take a...
Coming out as a spoonie

‘Coming Out’ as a Spoonie

Spoonie, or the spoon theory If you know what a “spoonie” is, then odds are you may be one yourself. A spoonie can refer to any...

Maybe It’s Time We Broke the Rules of ‘How Are You?’

What about the rules? There are unwritten rules, it’s a routine we all know: “How are you?” “I’m fine, thank you…” I have taken issue with these statements...
Love Someone With Anxiety

This Is How You Love Someone With Anxiety

Someone with anxiety is inclined to assume everyone is going to leave. So much so, sometimes they might be the ones to ruin a...
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Invisible Illness, Look Beyond the Surface

Invisible Illness What You Would See If You Look Beyond the Surface of Those With Invisible Illness? Can you see people? I mean, really see them?...
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‘Things people with chronic pain want to tell you’

I recently read another one of those ‘heres what people with chronic pain want you to know’ articles (things people with chronic pain wanna...

Selena Gomez opens up about living with Lupus

Selena Gomez has assured fans that she’s “very healthy” amid her battle with lupus, but admits she’s still “uncomfortable” discussing her condition openly. The 23-year-old...
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What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose

Five years ago, TED Fellow Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely...
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7 Kinds Of Chronic Body Pain Which Could Be Caused By Your Psychological/Emotional States

Body pain Body pain is our bodies way of letting us know that we are either hurting or healing. It’s a part of life that...

Why Proper Spinal Nerve Function Is Crucial To Your Health

We have hundreds of nerve endings in our body, each and every one serving a purpose. Proper spinal nerve function is something often overlooked...
To The Teenager Recently Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness

The Teenager Recently Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness

To The Teenager Recently Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness, I know it was quite a shock to you, having been thrown into the world of...
Ruby Doolan, who has cerebral palsy, suffers from paralysis on her left side

The devastation of a girl with Cerebral Palsy

This is a story about the devastation of a girl with Cerebral Palsy after Clarks shoe-shop worker told her mum she would 'grow out...
Unnamed Illness that I Swear I'm Not Making Up.

You’re Not Imagining Your Chronic Illness

Imagining I am not Imagining my illness, I have lupus. Having lupus is terrible. It affects your entire body and turns your life into one giant,...
Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain as a Disease: Why Does it Still Hurt?

People who suffer from severe, chronic back pain know how it can disrupt and damage one’s life. Chronic back pain can be cruel, making it hard...

We Support Cancer – The Ebene Chain 2016

We believe its important to support others in their fight, whether its with Cancer or some other illness. By coming together, we not only...

News

Toni Braxton - Lupus

Toni Braxton won’t let lupus derail her tour

She performed over the weekend with a heart monitor strapped to her chest. Toni’s ‘The Hits Tour’ hit Savannah, Georgia Saturday night where she busted...
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Actress Shailene Woodley Takes Scoliosis in Stride

Shailene Woodley When treated in a timely and effective manner, scoliosis — or curvature of the spine — can be almost invisible. Shailene Woodley, 17,...
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Researchers develop ‘very effective treatment’ for fibromyalgia

Between two percent and 4% of the populations in Western countries have the chronic condition, 90% of whose sufferers are women. Doctor Andy Chiou (L) speaks...

Usain Bolt, the Fastest Man in the World has Scoliosis

What makes Usain Bolt so fast? His competitors, fans and the rest of the world would like to know. In fact, in recent years,...

Marijuana Gum for Chronic Pain

If upcoming study results are positive, people with multiple sclerosis may have a marijuana gum available for treatment of symptoms by 2017. The gum...

Teenager with Scoliosis grows 10cm taller after surgery

We're used to seeing teenagers go through growth spurts, but nothing quite compares to Sam Hansen's story. Last summer the 14-year-old grew 10cm taller overnight...

When you’re in constant pain, depression usually isn’t far behind

Gloria Pope, director of advocacy and public policy for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, suffers excruciating migraine headaches and says she can feel...
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Woman with Chronic Pain Booked for Marijuana Possession

A South Weber woman with a rare chronic disease is working to change Utah’s laws after being convicted for using marijuana. The mother of...

Creating Non-Addictive Painkiller More Powerful than Morphine

Maybe hope is not lost after all. Blue Therapeutics is a Harvard start-up founded by Ajay Yekkirala, Michio Painter and David Roberson, which is creating a new kind of painkiller...
Keeping positive with a blinged-out patch, Chloe waits for her prosthesis. Picture: Facebook

Young Melbourne woman makes decision to remove her eye after living with chronic pain

The life of self-professed Melbourne ‘cyclops’, Chloe Watson, changed forever this morning, when she was fitted with a prosthetic eye. Taking a light-hearted approach...

Conditions

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What is fibromyalgia? Everything you need to know about the chronic condition

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year although I’ve probably had it for many years. It is very common for the diagnosis to take a...

Do you suffer from scoliosis?

Typically, scoliosis begins as a minor bend in the spine that gradually progresses over a lifetime. A diagnosis of scoliosis is made when the spine...
Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system...
Scoliosis

Scoliosis, abnormal curve of the spine.

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine bends to the side abnormally; either to the right or left. The curvature can be moderate...
Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, a disorder without absolute diagnose.

What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. It is one of many brain...
Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease, symptoms, testing and treatment?

Definition of Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness transmitted by ticks. Researchers first recognized it in 1975. In Lyme,...
Lupus

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as...
Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by...
Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands. It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of the pancreatic ducts, intestines, and bronchi...

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