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Information, Validation, and Accommodation for the Chronically Ill

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Hello, I’m Jaime. Welcome to I Told You I Was Sick. Here you will find information, validation, and accommodation for those with chronic illness. 

Information – Well-researched, scientifically-backed articles about chronic illness, chronic pain, and invisible illness.

Validation – You’re not alone, and you’re not crazy. Even if your chronic illness hasn’t been diagnosed, I believe you, and I know you’re not making it up for attention!!

Accommodation – Advocacy, accessibility, and product recommendations to make living with a chronic illness a bit more…well, livable. 

How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy When You Have Autoimmune Disease

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Did you know that one of the biggest fears people have is going blind?

Unfortunately, autoimmune disorders can affect almost every single part of your body, from your nerves and joints to your eyes, which can be very tedious and painful.

Having an autoimmune disorder can be confusing as you may not know enough about the inner workings of the disease, especially if you’re newly diagnosed. This is when your immune system tends to damage its own healthy cells, up to and including the ones in your eyes.

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Bullied By Your Doctor or Other Medical Staff? Share Your Story Anonymously!

By | Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Pain | No Comments
Have you ever been bullied by your doctor? Have you been treated like a drug-seeking hypochondriac by medical staff? You’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of chronic pain patients (especially women) are bullied, dismissed, mistreated, and blacklisted by doctors, nurses, and even medical receptionists who are supposed to be there to take care of them during their time of need.

 

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The Chilling Truth About the Opioid Crackdown That You’ll NEVER Hear on the News (Interview With Dr. Thomas Kline)

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In this exclusive interview, Dr. Thomas Kline explains what the opioid crackdown is, what it isn’t, and how it’s taking far more lives than it’s claiming to save.

 

Why doesn’t this article title use the word “crisis” instead of “crackdown”, you ask?

 

Because when it comes to prescribed pain pills, there is no crisis. It’s completely fabricated.

 

However, it has brought about a true crisis in the chronic pain community, and that crisis is patients dying by suicide at an alarming rate due to their inability to receive prescribed medication that controls their unbearable pain.

 

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How One Blogger Achieves Ulcerative Colitis Remission With Complementary Medicine (Interview With Laura Scaviola of Mangia Paleo)

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1. When were you diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease? What kind of IBD do you live with?

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in March 2013 at age 25.

2. What are some conventional methods you've used or tried to treat your IBD?
As soon as I was diagnosed, I took oral meds (mesalamine) and steroids but flared again after a year. I then switched to other oral meds before flaring again and trying a biologic infusion and immunosuppressant. After still not achieving long-term remission, I started a different biologic and here we are! Fingers crossed this one works for many years!

 

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