Health knowledge made personal
I'm a thirtysomething female, and I've suffered from a number of chronic illnesses for my entire adult life, including allergies, asthma, eczema, GERD, IBS, ME/CFS, migraines, myopathy (muscle weakness), PCOS, pre-diabetes, and more. Most recently, a rheumatologist diagnosed me with a suspected autoimmune disease due to new symptoms and put me on Plaquenil. I started this blog with the intention of sharing my thoughts and experiences to help people better understand the challenges of living with chronic illness, particularly ME/CFS – something I was diagnosed with when I was 26, though I'd been sick for several years before that. When I was at my sickest I was bedridden, and there were times I had to be pushed in a wheelchair. Fast forward to today, and much has changed. Though not yet "normal," I am now the healthiest I've been in my entire adult life. The biggest changes in my lifestyle have involved eating a gluten-free, dairy-free diet and taking 400mg of CoQ10 twice a day. This blog chronicles my quest for answers and the ups and downs along the way. Please feel free to post questions or comments or share my blog with others. Thanks for visiting!