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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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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