June 17 Was a Fairytale: I Got Married

Getting married with POTS

Hello, friends! Sorry for the long pause in writing, but I got married in June and then went on a two-week honeymoon to Italy and I am just feeling caught up on sleep enough to sit down and write again. Some of you requested a post on my wedding and…

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12 Pain Management Products That I Love

Pain management products

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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The October Slide and How to Cope With It

Girl looking out over lake with a rainbow

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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8 Ways to Deal With POTS Brain Fog

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 (So Far)

my journey with endometriosis

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 Out of NYC in a Heatwave

moving in a heatwave with POTS

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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8 Ways to Treat Nausea at Home

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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