5 tips for faking chronic illness (because it's just that easy)

5 tips for faking chronic illness

Faking an illness is not nearly as easy as people think, it actually takes a lot of time and preparation. Before you undertake this project, here’s a few tips to keep in mind. 1.Make sure you pick a real illness Don’t pick a fake illness like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, or Lyme Disease. because people will […]

what to wear when your clothing causes pain

What to wear when your clothing causes pain

This post includes affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy for details.  One of the hallmarks of Fibromyalgia and chronic pain is skin so sensitive that even the slightest touch causes pain. Many people can develop such hypersensitive skin that it’s difficult to find the right clothing to wear. While ideally we could all accommodate our […]

Why are women under treated for pain?

If you spend any time talking to someone who deals with the medical system on a regular basis, it’s pretty clear that women are under treated for pain as compared to men. I’ve had my own experiences with this, being brushed off and told I was just depressed or that I was crazy, but more […]

Is Fibromyalgia fake? 5 fibro myths debunked

Is fibromyalgia fake? 5 fibro myths debunked

 You may have been led here to this page because you googled “Is fibromyalgia fake” looking to confirm that someone in your life is a lazy hypochondriac. Well unfortunately for you ( but fortunate for them) fibromyalgia is real. Now don’t get me wrong, fibromyalgia is over diagnosed which is unfortunate for those who really […]

Broken trust: the consequences of doctor anxiety

Broken trust: The consequences of doctor anxiety

Hi, I’m Shelley and I have doctor anxiety. What? You’ve never heard of it?It’s more than just having your blood pressure go sky high every time you’re at the doctor (yes, that happens to me). It happens when you’ve been told so many times by doctors that you’re a hypochondriac or you’re depressed that you […]