7 Free Employment Resources to Aid with Working with a Chronic Illness

I’m really excited to share these 7 employment resources with you! I don’t know about you, but I felt lost or too exhausted to search for resources that could’ve helped me at work. There were also so many things that I just didn’t know. Especially when it came to what services were available to me. …

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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) …

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What it Feels Like to Work with Brain Fog and What You Can Do About it

Brain fog! Arrgh! Brain fog is probably one of my most frustrating and debilitating symptoms. It can cause forgetfulness, confusion, stupidity, and the inability to think or concentrate. It also can cause brain fatigue which can trigger my other symptoms such as difficulty with speech, sensory overload, physical fatigue, pain in my brain and spinal …

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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 …