What the pain acceptance movement misses about chronic pain

Anyone who lives with chronic pain is aware of the backlash against opioids for chronic pain and the treatment of pain in general. This backlash has emerged because of the so called “opioid crisis” which puts the blame on people in pain instead of addicts who abuse the system. Some doctors are now taking patients off […]

healing naturally with the vital plan restore program

Vital Plan Restore Program Review

I have been given The Vital Plan Protocol as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  I was given a chance to try Vital Plan’s Restore Program from […]

The problem of medical misdiagnosis

The Problem of Medical Misdiagnosis

In the US each year there are 12 million adults who are medically misdiagnosed. That is equal to about 1 in 20 adults who could possibly face severe harm because of their misdiagnosis. This twelve million represents about 5% of outpatient encounters. This exceeds the number of people who are harmed by drug errors and surgery on the […]

5 tips for faking a chronic illness

1. Make sure you pick a real illness– don’t pick a fake one like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, or Lyme Disease. because people will never believe you. Make sure it’s well know enough that people have heard of it, but it also has to be difficult to diagnose. If it can be confirmed by a blood […]

why you should be more worried about lyme disease than zika virus

Why you should be more worried about Lyme Disease than Zika virus

 The world is currently caught up in a panic about Zika virus. We’re all probably correct to be concerned about its effects because it’s a serious disease, but why in America are we all up in a panic about a virus coming from other parts of the world when we already have a serious vector […]