Fear and Hope: The Hidden Realities of Being Chronically Ill In the Time of Coronavirus

Right now is especially hard on those of us who are sick already. The safety nets that each person has – medical care, social support, financial security, and access to…

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Patients, Power, Participation: How Enrolling in Clinical Trials Can Help Ensure That The Future of Pain Medicine is Now

This piece has been entered in the Patients Have Power Writing Contest run by Clara Health designed to raise awareness about clinical trials. “It’s a USB port for your brain,…

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Pain, Pregnancy & Prescriptions: Why You Should Treat Your Pain and How to Manage Safely (While Trying to Conceive & Pregnant)

During my 20s, I spent a lot of time and effort trying not to get pregnant. I used pills, patches, and IUDs, coped with side effects, sat for hours in…

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Hormonally Challenged: What You Need To Know About Adrenal Hormones, Fatigue, and Fibromyalgia

When I got the results of my adrenal function test, I found the explanation for my daily energy and fatigue cycle. This test measures the functioning of your adrenal glands,…

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Probiotics for Fibromyalgia: Help Your Gut Help You to Boost Immunity and Relieve Anxiety

Can probiotics help treat fibromyalgia? Despite all the research being done on friendly gut bacteria, there are actually no studies to date that directly answer that question. But when you…

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