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.

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!

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.

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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!!

5 Common Misconceptions About Chronic Illness Spoonies Want Cleared Up 

“Are you a drug-seeker?” “You look fine!” Ugh! The misconceptions about chronic illness are running rampant, and they don’t seem to show any signs of slowing. Have you heard any of these?

How Much Do You Really Know About Chronic Illness? – [Quiz] 

How many people struggle with chronic illness? Why do those with chronic conditions talk about their illness? How can sick people look healthy? Take this quick quiz and test your knowledge!

Is Self-Monitoring Vitals Effective for Chronic Disease Management? 

Guest Post from ViveHealth.com   Having a chronic condition, especially one that doesn’t present the same from patient to patient, and with symptoms that flare up sporadically and in perplexing ways, is exhausting even to the most determined person hellbent on figuring out what is causing their mystery symptoms.   One way to maintain a […]