When you feel like a loser because you’re disabled

I know I am disabled. I know that means I don't have much money and can't help much financially. Or be as productive as I want to be. That I have to rest an insane amount. That I am not very functional. And I cope very well with this low quality of life. I am … Continue reading When you feel like a loser because you’re disabled

Ménière’s disease diagnosis

I talked to my doctor today about my rather awesome response to the medication SERC (betahistine dihydrochloride) and she did tell me that it does mean I have Ménière’s disease because otherwise I would have had no response at all. Now is Betahistine effective for Ménière’s disease? This is a question! Because the research says … Continue reading Ménière’s disease diagnosis

Pain Awareness: When judgement comes from within the chronic pain community

Chronic pain I have always said is something you don't 'get' until you get it. It is a member only club... one that sucks though and you can't get out of. But sometimes, just sometimes, some of those members also toss out judgement. Almost flippantly like they lack empathy for the suffering of the person … Continue reading Pain Awareness: When judgement comes from within the chronic pain community

Vertigo: I found a treatment related to Ménière’s disease

I have had vestibular issues for over three years now with constant dizziness, balance issues and episodes of violent vertigo that vary in duration and length between them- very unpredictable. And I did the ENT thing. I did the vestibular clinic thing. And in the end I was told I was undiagnoseable. I had too … Continue reading Vertigo: I found a treatment related to Ménière’s disease

Pain Awareness: What I can tell you about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a lot more than just pain. It is sleep dysfunction, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and a lot of other symptoms but I am going to talk about the Pain. Fibromyalgia: What is it– a post for ‘what is fibromyalgia’ if you are recently diagnosed. Fibromyalgia introduction post– has posts I have made that will … Continue reading Pain Awareness: What I can tell you about fibromyalgia