Month: November 2021

  • Why do I resent the healthy people in my life?

    Why Do I Resent The Healthy People In My Life?

    Why do I resent the healthy people in my life?
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    ruth time, my rage towards those I call 'free range humans' sometimes engulfs me in a ball of fury. The whining when they get a cold or have gone for a run and 'ache' after really gets to me and sometimes I have to repeatedly remind myself it's not their fault. On their scale of body pain and tiredness they feel bad, they can’t possibly know that their bad day would be a good day for many of us!

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  • Why do the tests keep coming back normal?

    Why Do The Tests Keep Coming Back Normal?

    Why do the tests keep coming back normal?
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    magine you’re feeling unwell. You've waited and waited, the tests finally come back in and the receptionist cheerfully announces ‘they're all clear, no follow up needed’. There is nothing more devastating than feeling your body at war with itself only to be told there is nothing showing up on the tests. But why does this happen so often with chronic illness?⁠

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  • Will I ever get better?

    Will I Ever Get Better?

    Will I ever get better?
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    f you (or someone you love) are new to chronic illness, or still fighting for a diagnosis, this question has probably crossed your mind more than once. ⁠Even if you are a seasoned pro, that little voice can pipe up at the most inconvenient of times. Sadly, there is no straightforward answer to this. ⁠Chronic means forever, but it doesn’t always mean your body will feel the same every day.

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  • Why do tablets not make me feel better?

    Why Do The Tablets Not Make Me Feel Better?

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    h, the medication conundrum. ⁠ Before I became chronically ill I thought you went to the doctors, they diagnosed you, give you medication and then you get BETTER. ⁠In reality, there are a whole host of things that affect how well medication can help and it's anything but straightforward. ⁠

    The first thing you need to understand is that there is a limit to science. If something hasn’t had funding and research put into it, it’s likely we know very little about it and even if it has, we are constricted to what is currently understood about a condition, and don’t forget to add to this that all bodies react slightly differently. ⁠Fundamentally, yes, we are the same, but also there are minute differences that can add up to a whole lot of difference when you are taking medications. What works for one may be completely useless to the next person. ⁠

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