The Value of Education for Chronic Illness Patients

Paula Kamen, author of All In My Head, talks about the val­ue of edu­ca­tion in cop­ing with chron­ic ill­ness in an excel­lent edi­to­r­i­al in the New York Times. Leav­ing the Rab­bit Hole. This pas­sage, in par­tic­u­lar, spoke to me: The worst thing, to me, about hav­ing a non-stop mul­ti-year headache isn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly the pain. Or […]

February 19, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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ME and FMS">Responses to various comments about ME and FMS

Some of the com­ments are pret­ty old by now, but there are cer­tain themes that come back, over and over again. I’ve decid­ed to answer them once, and that’s it. ME and FMS are not “lifestyle” dis­eases. Researchers have found genet­ic, neu­ro­log­i­cal and car­di­o­log­i­cal anom­alies, so get off that blame-the-vic­­tim bull­shit. We know bet­ter. We’ve […]

January 23, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · 8 Comments
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Pain cures for women; Migraines from low-energy light bulbs

I’ve had these two sto­ries book­marked to post here for a bit, so it seems past time for me to actu­al­ly do it. The best new pain cures, with a focus on women Many women have a tough time find­ing the right kind of relief for their pain –and for good rea­son: Until recent­ly, experts […]

January 9, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · 2 Comments
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