Is Toxic Mold Causing Your Mystery Symptoms? 

Article originally published by The Best Years In Life   Do you live with chronic allergies, unexplained pain, and debilitating fatigue? Millions struggle with mystery symptoms their doctors can make no sense of. If you’re one of them, toxic mold could be the hidden cause!   The most common types of mold include: Cladosporium Penicillium […]

How to Handle Chronic Illness When You’re Newly Diagnosed – Advice from Veteran Spoonies 

“I have a chronic illness. Now what?”   I’ve been spending a ton of time on Instagram lately, connecting with the amazing spoonie community there. I often ask questions to increase engagement, and I’ve found a veritable treasure trove of information that I can’t wait to share with you every week!   A few months […]

“My Doctor Didn’t Believe My Pain” – Women Are Not Taken Seriously By Their Doctors – [Video] 

Have you ever heard a doctor say “You’re making it up” or “It can’t be that bad!” Women with chronic pain have a very hard time being taken seriously by doctors. Here are 5 frustrating and heartbreaking stories.

What Did It Take for People to FINALLY Believe You’re Sick? 

Did it take an eternity for people to believe you live with a chronic illness? You’re not alone! Here’s what it took for real people to be taken seriously when they were at their most vulnerable.

Why You Should Go to the Doctor Looking Like a Zombie – [Video] 

Do you know what’s really scary? If you take the time to dress nicely and put on makeup, your doctor might not believe you have a chronic illness! Learn why you should look like a zombie during your next visit.

What Is a Shadow Spoonie? 

Struggling with mystery symptoms? Doctors not taking you seriously? You’re a shadow spoonie, and you need answers. Write your symptoms, and let those with diagnosed chronic illness help guide you to an answer!

What Beauty Hides – My Story of Stigma With Chronic Illness 

“You don’t look sick.” “You’re just making it up for attention.” “You look perfectly healthy!” “You’re too young!” Invisible illness awareness is important. Learn what beauty hides.

12 Ways Spoonies Cope With the Stress of Chronic Illness 

Living with a chronic illness can be incredibly stressful. Here are 12 tips to reduce the stress of living with chronic pain as told by spoonies themselves.

A Gluten-Free Diet for Chronic Pain Series – Part 4 – How to Access Gluten-Free Food Without Leaving Home 

You can go gluten-free without leaving home! Learn how to follow a gluten-free diet to ease your chronic pain and illness without going any further than your keyboard.

Let’s Talk Fur Babies – How Therapy Pets Comfort People With Chronic Pain 

Do you need a therapy animal in your life? Take comfort in the love of a service dog, and learn how you can “get around” the no-pets policy some landlords have in place!