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!

A Gluten-Free Diet for Chronic Pain Series – Part 3 – Gluten-Free Diets Are Safe, Tasty, Socially Acceptable, and Fun! 

What will my friends think of me if I go on a gluten-free diet? Can I ever eat out with them again? Of course! Find out how safe, fun, tasty, and socially acceptable gluten-free diets REALLY are!

A Gluten-Free Diet for Chronic Pain Series – Part 2 – You Can Go Gluten-Free Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking the Bank 

Do you think following a gluten-free diet is too expensive or that gluten-free food is gross? Exactly the opposite! Learn how you can save money and ease chronic pain while still enjoying your favorite foods!

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Will you help me help the spoonie community? Those with chronic illness need support, understanding, and validation. Here at I Told You I Was SIck, that’s just what I offer! Please support me through Patreon, so I can continue to create timely, well-researched content for YOU!

A Gluten-Free Diet for Chronic Pain Series – Part 1 – What Gluten Really Is and Why You Should Avoid It 

Can you go on a gluten-free diet and get rid of your chronic pain? Yes. Yes, you can. Forget everything you’ve heard, put your skepticism aside, and dive into this step-by-step guide to going gluten-free!!

Managing Your Mental Health While Living With Chronic Illness 

Are you living with a chronic illness? Many people experiencing chronic pain also are at risk for depression. This article will give you the tips you need to balance your mental health.