Because of the above situation, I recently joined the Chronic Disease Book Group on goodreads.com. Continue reading “The Hypothyroid Lymie Book Club”
Doctors can say the most awful things to chronic pain patients. Continue reading “Shit Doctors Say”
I was very honored to be asked to do a guest post for the Hypothyroid Mom. Continue reading “Guest post for the Hypothyroid Mom: ADD or Hashimoto’s Brain Fog?”
I have combination skin, so I always liked the squeaky-clean-face feeling you get from using toner. But after being diagnosed with allergic contact dermatitis, rosacea, Lyme disease, and a genetic defect that weakens my ability to remove toxins, I figured I couldn’t use toner anymore. Continue reading “Miss Diagnoses’s Favorite DIY Skincare Products, Part Two: Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar Toner”
Well, I’ve been taking Armour for a few months now, and it’s been a mixed bag.
Ah yes, sandal season is definitely here.
Since Lyme awareness month is about to end, I thought I would tell a story about what can happen when there’s no Lyme awareness. Continue reading “Misdiagnosed Despite a CDC-Positive Test: My Lyme Disease Story”
Hello! It’s not only Lyme Awareness Month but also Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, Food Allergy Awareness Month, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) Awareness Month, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Month, and Asthma Awareness Month. Continue reading “Lyme Awareness Month: Lyme Myths”
For those of you who did not read the exciting, I mean relaxing and contemplative, “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part One,” I described two techniques: a simplified version of the Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation, and an easy, one-minute mindfulness meditation you can do anywhere. Continue reading “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part Two”
I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I have a talking thyroid.
This exceptionally chatty gland tells me a lot of things. For instance, it is very upset about having Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (a disease in which the immune system attacks the thyroid). It feels very persecuted. Continue reading “My Talking Thyroid: New Medication Crisis”
Main Character, a woman with Lyme, fibromyalgia, allergies, thyroid disease, and a messed-up spine, is trying to get a doctor to authorize her brand-name Neurontin (a painkiller that works on nerve pain). She gets weird rashes and chills from using gabapentin, the generic version of the medicine. She got a threatening letter from her insurance carrier, saying that after April 1 they weren’t going to pay for the brand-name version without a doctor’s authorization. Continue reading “Two Days in Insurance Hell: A Play in Hopefully Only One Act”