River & Quill guest posts about her life with Interstitial Cystitis
Following on from an email i recieved, i am saddened that patients are still treated so poorly buy the medical profession
How spoonie life started for The Thyroid Damsel
I have a fantastic guest post from Marie-Louise Pawsey from Australia! She is a lifestyle and dating coach from Down Under. All her social links for you to follow her brilliant blog are included below!Marie-Louise also has Graves Disease, like me - here she tells her story of how she got diagnosed and what life… Continue reading Graves Disease – Australian Style!
Please note this post may contain content that some people may find is TMI!Out of the number of issues I have gone through with my autoimmune diseases and muscle problems, one of the worst (and newest); problems I have come up against, is not sleeping at night due to frequent bathroom trips!I have had 'regular’… Continue reading Bladder Issues, Fibromyalgia & Me
Can you work and be chronically ill? As a Trainee Dental Nurse (now fully qualified) 2 years ago I was working and training, working 50 + hours a week 6 days a week. After 18 months it took its toll on me. I was constantly tired and getting run down, and I was finding that… Continue reading Can you work with a chronic illness?
Abandoned by the medicsSince being diagnosed with Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism) I have been personally looking at the reasons why so many people I have spoken to seem to have one autoimmune disease, and then boom, another one, then another.There doesn’t seem to be such a thing as “one autoimmune disease”.Then whilst watching Izabella Wentz on… Continue reading Abandoned by the medical professionals
Does Homeopathy Work? I have now given up with standard medication, to be honest. I still take my levothyroxine don’t get me wrong because I know how dangerous it would be for me to stop taking my medications. However! … Since November 2014, I have had my thyroid totally removed, and my gallbladder removed, frankly,… Continue reading Does Homeopathy & Natural Medicine work?
What Happens at A Short Synacthen Test - And What is it? Today, after a few weeks wait I am having a short synacthen test (SST). Some Spoonies out there might already know what this is, but for the uninformed like me, this is what it is. A short synacthen test is given to people… Continue reading What Happens at A Short Synacthen Test – And What is it?
Does Meditation work for Anxiety? As someone who suffers anxiety and gets stressed easily, I started looking into alternatives to just prescribed medications. My Mum is a Buddhist and this has helped her, so I started to look into meditation and mindfulness techniques.We have a poster in my living room and the saying on it… Continue reading Does Meditation Work for Chronic Illness