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Forgetful Girl

-, United Kingdom
Forgetful Girl is in her early 20s, living with post-viral CFS in the UK. She first became ill with Glandular Fever , but was diagnosed with CFS/ME a few years later. It's a misunderstood condition, but one that changes your outlook on life. Forgetful Girl finds having a positive frame of mind really helps. Although fatigue is one of the major symptoms for her, she also has to contend with a...

sonyafly

Riverside, California
I fell ill with what I now know is Lyme Disease.  I never remember being bitten by a tick (just a flea or a mosquito) and I never had the EM rash.  It took about 3 months to get diagnosed by my wonderful Internist that actually believed me when I told him I was sick.  I had been to several docs & told I needed an anti-depressant.  I was even told not to come back to a...

Molly Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
In early 2005, I was 28 years old and just beginning to break into a career as an opera singer. I had received contracts for three main stage productions, a culmination of ten years of work toward my goal of making opera my life's work. I was at a turning point; these performances could make or break my budding career. One morning in March of that year, I woke, stood up, and passed out,...
Communities: General Medicine, Lupus

jackie

California
i am 54 i have been suffering with depression for years at the age of eight i was paralyzed with a childhood sickness rheumatic fever. i don't remember how long in the hospital but from the age of eight until i was fifteen i received penicillin shots each month in the upper arms and also i suffer with weight problems. My arms hurt feel tired and weak...

jimsplace

California
I am 58 and grew up in the 50's before eating lead paint was a bad thing. We also used to break glass thermomoters to play with that cool mercury inside. Who knew? I had about every disease available except polio. like measles, mumps (real bad) Reumatic fever, etc. At sevral points I was put in cold water or ice to control a 106 temperature. I had an appendectomy at age 5 in 1956, and they tell...

smurfette31

California
My neck is killing me and i know i have swollin limpnodes around my neck and my throt hurts and my hole bidy hurts and stiff and i have no fever its like 95.6 to 94.5 to 98.1 really low and im cold and very fiatuge and my legs ake very bad. and i have a very bad headake all over my head and neck this has been going on for 4 years off and on but this time its gottn realy bad and very very...

Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Tucson, Arizona
I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving, educate, encourage, empower those affected by mental illness, abolish mental illness myths & misunderstandings, eradicate stigma surrounding diseases of the brain,write creatively, speak provocatively, live passionately, and inspire hope. In addition to managing my own website, I regularly...

Jenny M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Oneonta, New York
I was born and raised in NYC. I now am 39 and live in upstate NY with my husband and 2 children. I was chronically ill and in chronic pain for over 6 years. I healed myself after learning about the mind/body connection and the law of attraction. I wrote an ebook on the method I adopted and now maintain a blog on healing pain naturally (physical and emotional).

Dr. Jonathan Holt Doctor of OsteopathyHealth Maven

Palo Alto, California
Dr. Holt's practice philosophy focuses on health and wellness in addition to identifying the underlying genetic and genomic contributions to health and illness. Furthermore, Dr. Holt believes in treating the patient as a whole, facilitating the body's inherent ability to heal itself rather than just focusing on the disease process. Dr. Holt also appreciates how the Mind-Body-Spirit connection...
Communities: Genetics

marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
United States
In my 30-year career as a medical group administrator, meeting over 100,000 patients, I observed that the great majority of illnesses could be avoided or treated by proper nutrition alone. The "obesity epidemic" writing was on the wall, and I decided to do something about it. I went back to school, got a degree in nutrition, got licensed as a registered dietitian, and started to...