Pain management products

12 Pain Management Products That I Love

Pain is an unfortunate and often devastating symptom many must face when chronically ill. At its worst, pain can leave you on the sidelines instead of living your life to the fullest. Coming up with a plan to manage pain with chronic illness can be a frustrating task, especially when…

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POTS gift guide

22 Gift Ideas For People With POTS

Hey there! You’ve probably landed on this page because you know someone with POTS and you need awesome gift ideas. Or, maybe you have POTS and you want to put some new items on your wish list for friends and family. Whatever the case may be, you’ve come to the…

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Running a 5k With POTS

Running a 5K With POTS

Hello, friends! I’m very excited to share today’s post. For the past month, I’ve been training for running a 5k with POTS! This is huge for me because I haven’t run a 5k race—or any races at all—since before I got my POTS diagnosis. It took so much work and…

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salty snacks for POTS patients

My Favorite Salty Snacks for POTS

Many people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS, need to eat a high-salt diet. The good news is that there are a lot of foods out there packed with sodium to help us get the salt we need. But not all the options are the healthiest, and if you…

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Girl looking out over lake with a rainbow

The October Slide and How to Cope With It

We’re sliding into October, which means I’m pulling out my favorite cardigans, dusting off my knee-high boots, and buying fall-scented (and flavored!) everything. But when you live with a chronic illness, it can also mean gearing up for a worsening of your symptoms. It’s a phenomenon in the chronic illness…

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ways to deal with POTS brain fog

8 Ways to Deal With POTS Brain Fog

When I was in grad school a few years ago, my POTS brain fog was at its worst. Before I had POTS, I never dealt with brain fog, but once I started experiencing it, it was really distressing. Whereas I usually felt like a mentally sharp, well-spoken person, I suddenly…

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my journey with endometriosis

My Journey With Endometriosis (So Far)

Today, I have something different that I’d like to talk about because it’s a part of my life with chronic illness and something I’ve been struggling with for years. I want to share my journey with endometriosis. I’ve put it off for a while because talking about this and sharing…

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moving in a heatwave with POTS

Moving Out of NYC in a Heatwave

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Heat is my number one enemy when it comes to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Even when I’m feeling good and not dealing with bad symptoms, all it takes is a little (or a lot, in the case of a few weeks…

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ways to treat nausea at home

8 Ways to Treat Nausea at Home

Nausea. In my opinion, it’s the worst. There are a lot of things I can deal with when it comes to my body. But feeling sick to my stomach and throwing up are two things that make me the most miserable. Having already had a few surgeries in my life,…

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Chronic illness day bag of essentials

What’s in My Chronic Illness Day Bag?

Warmer weather and summer are here, bringing vacations, day trips, and other fun adventures with them. Mike and I are big fans of taking day trips on the weekends. It gives us a chance to explore somewhere new in New York City or within a reasonable traveling distance outside of…

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