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Articles, resources and tips for living with chronic illness, invisible illness or chronic pain

Kim  graceISsufficient.com | Chronic Illness Blogger | Fibromyalgia | CFS | Chronic Pain | Chronic illness
If you have a friend with chronic illness, chances are you don't want to make them feel worse. Yet, you may be making them feel worse without realizing it if you are doing any of these things. Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Fun Events, Good People, Feel Better, No Worries, First Love

10 ways to make your chronically ill friend feel worse

Sometimes you think you are helping your chronically ill friend, but comments and actions like the ones described here are anything but helpful.

Celiac is not the only reason people react negatively to eating wheat and gluten. Even for those without celiac, gluten can cause damage to the stomach lining,changes in the microbiome, and immune reaction. Fibromyalgia Causes, Improve Gut Health, Ulcerative Colitis, Anti Inflammatory Diet, Celiac, Easy Cooking, Gluten Free Recipes, Feel Better, Breakfast Recipes

Non-celiac wheat sensitivity is real

Non-celiac wheat sensitivity is real and affects as many people as celiac. Study shows the internal affects of non-celiac wheat sensitivity.

Living with chronic illness can come with depression, and feelings of guilt and shame. But at the end of the day, you are enough just as you are #chronicillness #depression #guilt  #mentalhealth

When you have a chronic illness you are enough | Chronic Mom

Guest post by Megan Clark Neville: Megan Clark Neville worked as a children's librarian at a public library for three years. She published a chapter on Summer

One of the biggest problems people with invisible illnesses face: who do you trust more, doctors and test results or ourselves? Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Feeling Great, Feel Good, Learning To Trust, Do You Believe, Invisible Illness, 30 Years Old

Learning to trust yourself in the face of chronic illness

It can be difficult to trust yourself when you have chronic illness and doctors are saying something different than your body is telling you. Who do you believe?

Chronic illness doesn't make you a failure. Success has different definitions for different people. You can choose your definition and chronic illness does not need to play a part in that definition. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Autoimmune Disease Awareness, Lyme Disease, Feeling Like A Failure, How Are You Feeling, Fibromyalgia Causes, What Is Your Goal

You are not a failure

Chronic illness doesn't make you a failure. Success has different definitions for different people. You can choose your definition and chronic illness does not need to play a part in that definition.

Because of Covid 19 it's been a challenging few months for everyone. We've all had to confront difficult issues, whether they be financial, emotional, or physical. What I try to remember as my pain levels have risen from stress it that I am called to be brave. #chronicpain #covid19 #mentalhealth #painawareness

Pain awareness and being called to be brave | Chronic Mom

We've all had to confront issues that are challenging lately, whether they be financial, emotional, or physical.I reminded myself that I am called to be brave.

8 natural treatments for insomnia that I've personally tried. How well they helped and which ones I recommend. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Well, How To Get Sleep, Help Me Fall Asleep, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Sleep Supplements

Natural Treatments for Insomnia

8 naturals ways you can get sleep naturally. Insomnia is one of the most common ailments in the world. But, you can fight back and get a good night's sleep naturally. I've tried all of these with varying levels of success.

There are three things those of us living with chronic pain need more than anything else - acknowledgement, empathy, and understanding. Yet, too often these are the things are lacking most. Fibromyalgia Causes, Chronic Migraines, Endometriosis, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Spoon Theory, Anxiety Panic Attacks, Life Happens, Invisible Illness

Empathy & Understanding

How do you honor someone's pain, How do you show them empathy and understanding? Simply acknowledge that their pain is real.

It's often when we need help the most that it becomes the most difficult to ask for help, and yet that's when asking is the most important for both meeting your needs and building your relationship. Ask For Help, Help Me, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Invisible Illness, We Need, Told You So, Journey, Relationship

The importance of asking for help

The importance of asking for help. It's often when we need help the most that it becomes the most difficult to ask for help, and yet that's when asking is the most important for both meeting your needs and building your relationship.

Studies show that women experience more pain then men, but they get less treatment for it #chronicpain #opioidcrisis #sexism Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis, Crps, Invisible Illness, Autoimmune

Medical sexism- How doctors ignore women's pain | Chronic Mom

Women experience more pain then men, but they actually get less treatment for it.

Those who are healthy will never fully understand what it's like to live with chronic illness. These are just 6 of the things that those of us living with chronic illness wish they would understand. Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine Meds, Chronic Illness Quotes, Fatigue Syndrome, Crps

6 Things the Chronically Ill Wish Healthy People Could Understand

Although, we'd never wish our illness on anyone, there are many things that we wish healthy people could understand.

As difficult as it is to ask for help, most of us loved to be asked. We often get confused and think that we are handing someone a burden when we ask them for help, but really when we ask for help, we are giving them a gift. Marriage Advice, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Helping Other People, Helping Others

Asking for help is giving a gift

Asking for help is difficult, but if we can reframe it it may be easier. How asking for help is actually giving a gift of trust to the person being asked.

Finding new doctors can be difficult at best, and often terrifying for some of us after so many bad experiences. But, with these three steps we can find the right doctors and avoid the wrong ones. Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Cross Sectional Study, Walk In Clinic, How Did It Go, General Practitioner, Whole Food Diet

3 steps to finding the right doctors for you!

Finding the right doctor isn't easy. We've been without a GP for the last year, but these tips from Leslie Michelson will help us in our quest.

A must read book for every patient, potential patient, and caregivers alike. Everyone should read this book. Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Online Friends, Invisible Illness, Pain Management, Caregiver, Lifehacks, Save Yourself, Doctors

The Patient's Playbook

A patient's review of The Patient's Playbook, a guide to being your own patient advocate by Leslie Michelson

Review of book by Dr. John Molot, explaining his theories of chronic illness and why it often looks like nothing is wrong, despite evidence to the contrary. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, It Pdf, Fighting Depression, Spectrum Disorder, Invisible Illness, Book Review

12,000 Canaries Can't Be Wrong

Review of book by Dr. John Molot, explaining his theories of chronic illness and why it often looks like nothing is wrong, despite evidence to the contrary.