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How I Significantly Increased my Energy Levels in 30 Days

I significantly increased my energy levels in 30 days! Did I just say that?! I can hardly believe it myself. I have battled with fatigue as one of my predominant symptoms of FND for nine years. Even when I was in “remission,” I still battled with fatigue every day. It was mostly mild unless I …

My Visit to the National Institutes of Health and What to Expect

I saw Dr. Mark Hallett and his team at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the department of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in early 2017. It was there that I was finally diagnosed with functional paroxysmal dystonia instead of “stress/psychosomatic.” Functional paroxysmal dystonia falls under the Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) …

9 Practices to Embrace a Positive Mindset while Living with Chronic Illness

I was recently asked how I stay positive while living with a chronic illness. It’s definitely been a work in progress, for sure. Chronic illness can be, so life-changing, and I try not to think too much about what has been taken away from me because it can feel soul-crushing and utterly depressing. I’m tearing …

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39 Things to Do Instead of Watching TV When You Have a Chronic Illness

I know all too well how easy it is to become a professional couch potato when you have a chronic illness. And sometimes that is literally all you’re capable of doing. But other times we may be doing it out of habit, and it can get boring at times. Here are some other fun alternatives …

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Surviving the Holidays When You Have a Chronic Illness

I don’t know about you but I can easily get carried away by the holiday season and overdo it. With the shopping, mailing cards, meal prep, decorating, wrapping presents, family gatherings, and holiday parties, it can take a lot out of you even if you’re well. I am feeling the fatigue just looking at that …