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Chronic Illness
Chronic Illness

Chronic illnesses affect 6 out of 10 adults in the world, according to the CDC. They can range from easily-manageable, to terminal. Some are visible, some aren’t. Many of them involve pain, and other symptoms, that can make life very difficult. My intentions for this page are two-fold..or maybe three-fold? Brain fog is preventing the correct word, and while I could just wait for it to pass, or come back and edit this later- I’d rather just be real.

This page is for those with chronic illnesses to have somewhere to:
  • Find support and writings about living with chronic illnesses to help you feel not so alone
  • Get helpful tips and links to informative articles that are realistic ways of managing your illness
  • Send friends and family to learn about living with chronic illnesses to increase their understanding

If you are in pain and need a distraction, here are some resources for you:

Dida's Distractions: This is an attempt to help you cope with pain, anxiety, cravings, or anything else you may need distracted from. Simple online games
Using Distractions as Coping Mechanisms: Tools For Chronic Illness, Mental Illness, & Recovery by Candida Reece, writtenbydida.com

I am adding links and information as quickly as I am able. Please send me an email if there is a specific condition you want to know more about, and I’ll do my best to get those resources added quickly.

Condition-specific pages I created:

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

My own articles living with chronic illness. Mostly about Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Anxiety.

Writings about living with chronic illness, anxiety, & PTSD, as well as current events, addiction/recovery, mental health in general, relationships, parenting, and realistic finance with extreme money-saving techniques.
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Resources for Specific Conditions

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome- Women’s Health

Autoimmune Disorders on WebMD

Endometriosis Research Center


Other Helpful Websites & Social Media Accounts about Chronic Illnesses

Websites/Blogs

The Mighty


Instagram

Tiktok

See other social media I follow on the Good Stuff page

For other accounts & sites specifically about Fibromyalgia- visit the Fibro Page

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