Chronic Illness

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Personal stories and spoonie tips from people living with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fatigue, lupus, and other chronic health conditions.

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22 People Describe What Brain Fog Feels Like

22 People Explain What 'Migraine Brain Fog' Feels Like

Explanations of what "migraine brain fog" (the "brain fog" that occurs after a migraine) feels like from community members of The Mighty and The Daily Migraine.

By arming yourself with a few important tools, you can breathe easier knowing that whatever your body decides to do that day, you can handle it.

14 Products Everyone With Crohn's Disease Should Keep in Their Bag

Crohn's disease can be unpredictable and stressful. Keep these items in your purse or backpack to reduce anxiety when you're out and about.

2. Accept that there will be resentments on both ends. #chronicillness #relationships

10 Tips That Help My Relationship Survive My Chronic Illness

A woman who became chronically ill shares 10 tips for keeping relationships strong when one partner is ill.

21 Symptoms Kids With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Had That Weren't 'Growing Pains'

21 Symptoms Kids With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Had That Weren't 'Growing Pains'

The Mighty's Ehlers-Danlos syndrome community shares symptoms they experienced as kids that were not "growing pains" as they're often brushed off.

14 Products to Use in the Morning to Help Chronic Pain | The Mighty

14 Products That Can Make Mornings Easier If You Have Chronic Pain

The Mighty community shares things they use to make their mornings easier with chronic pain.

20 (Gentle) Date Ideas for People With Chronic Illness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chronicfatiguediet

20 (Gentle) Date Ideas for People With Chronic Illness

Fun ideas for date night

When you live with a #chronic #illness life gets a bit more complicated, which means there’s a chance your “bad habits” might be a bit more complicated too.

19 'Bad Habits' That Develop Because of Chronic Illness

People living with chronic illness share the different bad habits they've developed due to living with a chronic health condition.

"Life doesn’t end with #fibromyalgia." Here's what I want you to know.

What I Want Newly Diagnosed Fibro Warriors to Know

N. J. Gatehouse shares her advice for people newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

10 Reasons Why Migraineurs Are Awesome #Migraine

10 Reasons Migraineurs Are Awesome

A list of 10 reasons why people who get migraines are awesome.

The Mighty community shares their tips or "hacks" to make sleeping with fibromyalgia easier.

20 'Hacks' That Can Make Sleeping With Fibromyalgia Easier

The Mighty community shares their tips or "hacks" to make sleeping with fibromyalgia easier.

10 Good Things About My #Fibromyalgia

10 Good Things About My Fibromyalgia

A woman lists 10 good things about her fibromyalgia.

10 Things People Should Know About #Gastroparesis

10 Things People Should Know About Gastroparesis

A woman lists the 10 things people should know about gastroparesis.

Lizz Lunney Creates Comic Explaining Why Having #Migraines Is Like Being a Vampire

8 Signs You’re a ‘Migraine Vampire’

Lizz Lunney created a comic explaining why she's a "migraine vampire."

Here are some ways you can best enter into the life of the chronically ill person you love, and do your best to support them. #spoonie #chronicillness

12 Ways You Can Support Your Chronically Ill Friend

Are you wondering how to enter into your chronically ill friend's world? Here are some suggestions.

#Caregivers are health activists. They are often selfless. Giving. Understanding. Supportive. Loving.

11 Pieces of Advice for Caretakers Helping People With Illnesses

This writer has been in both the position of being a patient, but also a caregiver. Here's some things she's learned in both roles.

23 Things You'll Understand If You Have a #ChronicIllness

23 Things You'll Understand If You Have a Chronic Illness

A list of common things people with chronic illness experience.