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I've struggled for several hours to abort this vicious #migraine attack. Various efforts were made to eliminate the throbbing and pressure on the right side of my skull, but the only the thing that seems to give me some relief is icing my head with my #cryoscarf. I just have to continue to rest, stay hydrated and ice my head until I'm able to move around without this horrendous head pain. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. #neverlosehope
#thespoonielife #invisibleillness #chronicmigraine #spoonie #migrainewarrior


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Since the smoke continues to be surrounding us it has been difficult to spend time outside... Might not seem like such a big deal but being outside and feeling the sun makes such a difference in energy levels and just overall mood.

Instead I have been forcing myself to open up my blinds and let all the light in and put on some smell good things to lift up my mood.

Today I got to spend a bit of time outside just soaking up the sun and storing that energy for when I got home!

I love the rain and the darkness that it brings but the sun did good with my mood.

Does the sun help with you and your energy? Do you just feel blah when you can't go outside?
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#outside #surroundedbytrees #readingnook #readingcorner #blacksheepcommunity #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #momboss #momofthree #lifeofmom #chronicpainwarrior #butyoudontlooksick #disableandcute #invisibleillness #chronicpainsucks #chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicLife #chronicallyawesome #gauges
#pierced #girlswithpiercings #girlswithstretchedears
#nerd #geekgirl #selfconfidence #metalgirl #rockgirl


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My newbie, the awareness ribbon for agoraphobia and panic disorder. My illness, my battle, my survival. Thank you, @dreammakerpins_!
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#agoraphobia #panicdisorder #mentalillness #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #enamelpin #pincollection #awarenessribbon


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Thank you to all who have voted for me for this year’s @wegohealth #WEGOHealthAwards! I’ve greatly appreciated your support, and it is truly a joy to make you laugh and smile, especially when talking about serious matters, such as our health journeys.💗Friday is the LAST DAY to vote. If you would like to - it only takes a minute! - please visit the link in my bio, scroll down to underneath my photo and click “Endorse”. Simple as that!😀I’m up for both Hilarious Patient Leader and Best Kept Secret. You can vote for either, or both. Thank you again, and of course this kiss is for you all!😘 *
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#bethegood #leadbyexample #leader #leadership #kissyface #smilealways #progressnotperfection #abmisbeautiful #igotthis #wegotthis #goodvibes #positivevibes #onestepatatime #houseboundtohealing


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I’m a 22 year old BLACK WOMAN with 3 degrees🙌🏾🙏🏾! I’m officially a MASTERS IN PHARMACOLOGY MAMÌ
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I’m weeping writing this. This shit DOES NOT happen for people who’ve crawled out of the darkness that I have...
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💭Chemotherapy didn’t stop me ❌.
💭Being teased for being “retarded” b/cus I have Non-verbal learning Disorder didn’t stop me ❌.
💭Going to the Psych ward b/cus I wanted to kill myself didn’t stop me ❌.
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My professor once told me to drop out from community college b/cus I wasn’t “smart enough”...But intelligence isn’t about being its about doing. I don’t just think I can... I KNOW I can!
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When I didn’t think I was worth believing in, God showed me that it was him who deserved my faith.
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Nothing in your past dictates your future... Don’t EVER let ANYBODY make you doubt the greatness God has in store for Y-O-U.


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Being mindful can mean being aware that you are telling yourself negative things because you are in a negative place at that moment. #mindfulness #dbtitout #dbt #coachingwithmeredith #coaching #mentalhealth #invisibleillness #sad #depressionquotes #thinkpositive


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This is the symbol of freedom (to me). Without a car, without a choice, I ended up this way. And I wouldn’t change it.
Are there days I get frustrated by the inability to hop into a Subaru (because, let’s be real, that’s obviously what I’d have) and drive to the mountains, to the Cape, or clear across the country? For damn sure.
But I play this little game called “This Is Good Because...” when something doesn’t feel so great. And every time I play this game when I’m frustrated by my non-driving I come up with SO many hidden blessings. Not driving is good because...
• I bike often and get exercise
• I save money (and a lot of it)
• I have an even lower carbon footprint
• I experience nature on foot or bike
• I rely on, and find instant gratitude for, my physical body
...... I love this thing, and this game, a lot.


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Dinner smoothie- this photo doesn't show how unappetizing it looked! It's pear, strawberries, banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, and honey. It was green at first and then it turned brownish! We'll see how my stomach tolerates it... #gastroparesis #gerd #dysmotility #stomachpain #nausea #invisibleillness #chronicpainwarrior #ehlersdanlossyndrome #hypermobility #arthritis #fibromyalgia #hashimotos #sjogrenssyndrome #depression #anxiety #ptsd #fibrofighter #gastroparesiswarrior #zebrastrong #disabledmom #chronicillnessmom #fragilebutunbreakable #alwayskeepfighting


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Is it necessary? I wish I could say no! However, testing gives a direct reflection of your physical health. It allows us to see what is physiologically going on in your blood stream!
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The EBV test is quite confusing because 4 different tests need to be performed inside a panel for us to get a full picture of how your immune system is reacting to the virus.
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Make sure your provider explains this test so that you understand it.
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Who needs more education than what they were provided with at their last doctors appointment ? #chronicillness #chronicwarrior #chronicwarriors #lyme #lymedisease #lymedontkillmyvibe #thyroidproblems #thyroidhealth #hypothyroidism #invisibleillness #invisibledisease #hashimotos #fatigue #sotired #naturopathicmedicine #healthandwellness #optimalwellness #staystrong #wholepersonhealth #nutrition #ill #well #wellnesswarrior #wellnessjourney #wellness #epsteinbarrvirus #epsteinbarr #notreatment


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New blog! Link in my profile!
- going back to Paracelsus and my disability insurance battles -
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I kow I just posted about Paracelsus not too long ago when I uploaded the fourth and final week of therapies at the Clinic, but this new blog is about my decision to go back
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I was getting a lot of messages from people wondering how I am today and I wanted to answer that question before we set off in two days to go back to the Clinic
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This blog was intended to be short and sweet, but I also included the biography of one of the new doctors I will be seeing; he also had a devastating case of Lyme Disease and he recovered! .
In keeping with the theme of "what's new in the Lyme Life" I also talked about the recent difficulties I had with my long term disability insurance company
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The reason I wanted to bring it up was not to shame the company or look for sympathy - but I know what is it like to fight for disability benefits and I hope that this might help others who are in the same situation, or at least feel like their not alone in that battle too
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link in my profile
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#lyme #lymedisease #lymetreatment #chroniclyme #lymelife #lymediseasetreatment #latestagelyme #lymedontkillmyvibe #lymewarrior #chronicillness #invisibleillness #borrelia #borreliosis #babesia #bartonella #cfs #spoonie #lymie #lymehealing #coinfections #parasite #autoimmune #paracelsus #paracelsusclinic #naturalhealing #holistic #lymeRD #lymedietitian #lymenutritionist


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Seriously? This is the ONLY formula I've found that I can tolerate. And by the way this is unflavored, and flavored versions are available, so I don't know why the taste matters here... Things like this make me panic. I'm sure you all get it, especially my mast cell friends... We have so few safe foods and products that when something is changed or discontinued it can really impact our lives.
I'm just going to hope that I either don't notice or maybe I'll tolerate it even better! And maybe it will cure me! Okay okay I'm reaching 🙄 but definitely crossing my fingers that this doesn't cause any problems.


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Want to be our "Chargie of the day"? DM us for details -CJ ------------------------------------------------
🌟WIN unique chronic illness clothes from the Unchargeables shop! Link to giveaway in bio.
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#TheUnchargeables #Spoonie #unchargeables #chronicillness #Spoonies #SpoonieLife #Chronicpain #chronicfatigue #disability #chronicpainwarrior #invisibleillness #supportgroup #autoimmune #lowenergy #lowbattery #strongerthanyouthink #chronicillnesswarrior #autoimmunedisease #fibromyalgia #invisibledisease #raredisease #invisibledisability #migraine #butyoudontlooksick #chargie #raiseawareness


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After 4 bags of saline, I'm feeling 💯 better! It's like I didn't even realize what a sick stupor I'd been in for months, until it got better. I feel more clear headed than have in months. #hospital #sarcoidosis #invisibleillness #spoonie #spoonielife #ivfluids #better


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Early dinner! Leftover Mississippi roast, marinated mozzarella, and cucumbers with dip! I am in LOVE with these mozzarella balls...I need to make another trip to Aldi for some more! .
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#fitfam #keto #ketosis #ketodiet #ketogenic #lchf #lowcarb #weightloss #weightlossjourney #ketofam #bodybybacon #hashimotos #invisibleillness #ketolife #lowcarblife #fasting #intermittentfasting #dinner


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•5:57pm•Can fibro make your periods hurt worse?? Ahhh.. send help 😩 my period pain is MUCH worse than normal for some reason (which is saying something cause my periods are usually pretty painful) I’ve tried everything and it keeps coming back 🆘 #fibromyalgia #fibrowarrior #chronicillness #chronicpain #nausea #lovely #sleepy #pain #sickofbeingsick #spoonie #medication #chronicillnessawareness #fibromyalgiaawareness #chronicfatiguesyndrome #chroniclife #invisibleillness #fatigue #morethantired #naptime #selfcare #bruised #sore #help #ouch #depression #anxiety #spoonielife #periodproblems


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Ya this ain’t love, genuine friendship, or a good foundation for any healthy relationship!!! Know your worth and Know what your standards are. Self care an healthy boundaries is a positive way to take care of you !


❤️ #health #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawarness #toptags #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalgains #bewell #invisibleillness #healthandwellness #mentalstrength #depression #anxiety #mindfullness #healthymind #help #mind #mindset #healthylife #stress #mentalhealthsupport #control #recovery #overthinking #bipolar #wellness #livingfree


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Anyone else just love when doctors offices say they will send your records and then you call again weeks later to remind them and then once again you call a month after the original call and it takes 3 days in a row of calling just to get ahold of someone?😤 😂 Things are beginning to straighten out now thankfully. I've definitely had entire days of calling offices with a lot of back and forth for insurance reasons, emergency prescriptions, and record releases. This is a good example of how chronic illness can essentially be a full time job where us spoonies usually end up losing money, instead of making it. It's not just the pain and other symptoms that lessen functionality, it's the constant maintenance required just to stay where I am. But I aspire not to see this as a bad thing because I know that I could just give up and lose the level of function I DO have so putting in all this hard work should be seen as an achievement.
#doctorsoffice #onhold #frustrated #persistence #whatdoesntkillyou #spoonie #zebrawarrior #zebrastrong #spooniestrong #spooniewarrior #spoonielife #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlosawareness #invisibleillness #chronicillness #chronicpain


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After an awful anxiety filled day, my partner turned up to keep me company. I feel so lucky to have such an amazing and supportive partner by my side. He’s never once let me down or made me feel bad for the way I am. He’s simply stuck by me while I fight it. He encourages me every single day to keep fighting. And that’s something I will always be grateful for. He’s my rock and who knows where I’d be without him. Now to tackle tonight... trying to sleep is the worst part of my day. Thank you for your support today everyone. It really means everything to me. Keep fighting 💪🏼♥️
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#agoraphobia #anxiety #panicattack #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #mentalhealthawareness #awareness #strength #anxietywarrior #love #depression #anxious #selflove #mentalwellness #breakthesilence #timetotalk #speakout #life #selfcare #selfworth #inspiration #health #invisibleillness #strength #keepfighting #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthsupport #agoraphobiaawareness


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3$ a day 💰 ...... What do you spend $3 a day on? I used to spend it on: ✅Dunkin Donut runs✅Starbuck runs✅treats at target✅alkaseltzer tabs✅headache medicine✅allergy medicine✅medications✅Doctor visits✅Tests from those visits✅Junk food that was doing nothing for me. Just some examples here, the list can go on and on!!!.
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What if I told you that you could get our most famous Triplex combo for a little over $3 a day right now!?! What if I told you that I have been seeing such killer results on this that I had to try it myself and I am in month 8?!? Here’s what I have noticed in these past few months( I am excited🤩 to share one result especially)... I’ll just start with that 😉.
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🌱 NO PMS!!!!(That’s right no cramps, irritability, bloating, monthly headache) THIS BLEW MY MIND. I have ALWAYS gotten cramps and the bad headache. Pink drink helped with irritability(stable blood sugar 😉) but I have been amazed at the further results Triplex has been giving me.
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🌱Much more energy, natural energy that gets me up early and then even stay up a little late
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🌱More regular digestive system.
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🌱Increased mood and motivation.
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🌱Clearminded and increased focus to get what I need to done(let me explain: I used to be one of those people that would start cleaning and change my focus a million times. I would go to do the dishes but end up cleaning something else or start it but get distracted by other tasks. How many of us do that🙋🏼‍♀️?
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🌱Craving the Healthy!🥑over🍪.
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🌱Sleep has never been better ❤️.
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🌱What do you have to lose, 3$ a day? Nope...because there is a 60 day back money guarantee 👏🏻 #plexus #healthandhappinesscompany #triplex #selfcare #probioticpower #microbiome #invisibleillness #naturalsupplements #healthylifestyle #healthybody


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The kids are having a ball in the kiddie water park here at #francisscottkey the hotel in #oceancitymaryland while auntie sits in the car under the AC reading her book! The Sun is not my friend... #lupus and sun sensitivity... so my sunscreen has been in nonstop use... but back to this place... It’s such a family oriented resort that offers so much for the kids to do if we never made it to the beach the kids wouldn’t have mined at all... they have basketball courts volleyball playgrounds arcade a indoor pool an outdoor pool a splash park they have movie night in the main building every night at 8pm it’s really nice here! So anyone with kids if you are not far from #Maryland I would definitely recommend this place to anyone with children or Grandchildren
#family #vacation #lupielife #spoonie #lupie #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #oceancitymaryland #oceancityboardwalk


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THIS is what Trigeminal Neuralgia looks like. Going to the ER as soon as my parents get home.
#trigeminalneuralgia #facialpain #chronicpain #invisibleillness #chronicmigraines #butyoudontlooksick #suicidedisease #neurology


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It’s bedtime and I’ve taken NO TRIPTANS TODAY 💁🏻‍♀️
Wahoooooooo YATTAAAA!
Less pain is good pain. It’s all relative 🤷🏻‍♀️
Nothing like the feeling of breaking the cycle. Now, if the rest of my body could just watch, learn and follow suit, that would be FAB.
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#theendisnigh #migraine #chronicmigraine #brainpain #iceicebaby #icepackswag #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnesscommunity #chronicillness #chronicpain #itsallrelative #yatta #invisibleillness #anxiety #depression #ibs #arfid #hypermobility #sickgirl #sickgirlsclub #spoonie #spoonielife #chroniclife #notjustaheadache #painslayer


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For whatever it is worth, I try to be real about what chronic illness costs. What it feels like. What it does to our lives. How it affects those we love and who love us. Why? Why do I feel it is a topic worthy of my energy to share and to extend you the opportunity to choose to bear witness if you are able? Because disabled and sick people live in a world that isn’t made for them. It isn’t centered around our needs, experiences, desires, suffering, obstacles, hopes and dreams. Everyday is a Herculean effort to swim upstream in a world that says we don’t count and that doesn’t count us. You may not agree or understand why I am making these claims b you may not feel that way about disabled people yourself personally. But you see, what happens to us when we live in a society that doesn’t prioritize our survival and quality of life and our community of friends and family can only do so much to bridge the gap? What about people who lose community because they are home bound? Why must we rely only on the generosity and good will and love of those who choose to see us but we cannot expect to be given the basic tools and structure in our lives to empower ourselves and meet our own needs adaptively? How are we served by a government that seems to categorically deny disabled people SSDI simply based on age and a fundamental misunderstanding of the impact our diseases have on our lives? Why must we produce something, hustle, or participate in the world of the able bodied, in order to count or be seen? Why is it so hard to imagine, that just like the miracle of a beautiful newborn baby or a time worn elder, both of whom rely on others for meeting needs they cannot perform, that disabled people are just as intrinsically valuable and worthy of the same love l, adoration, reverence, and respect? Ultimately this is the reminder we must play on repeat for ourselves. For our own hearts. We too, struggle to see our worth. We too, struggle to see how we contribute. We too, struggle to envision a world in which we don’t try to fit into the context of able bodies; but instead rebuild something new. #chronicillness #invisibleillness #invisibledisability #disability


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Hi All! I managed to stay out with my family for 5 hours. I haven’t been able to do that for quite some time, so I’m feeling very lucky to have been able to push myself for a second day in a row. While we were out my mom bought me a new nail polish set, which I will use obsessively. Painting my nails is one of the ways I find my zen when things are crazy. Always has been. It also has always been something I utilize to make myself feel beautiful,, even when I feel my worst. Tomorrow I may be shooting a commercial 🙊 so I chose the medium neutral pink from this set so the crew won’t have to worry about the pastel blue polish I had on prior. What little rituals do you do to calm down?
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[Image description: a tilted image of Deborah Lippmann nail polishes in a rosy nude range] #invisibleillness #chronicillness #accessibility #chronicmigraine #vestibularmigraine #vertigo #fibromyalgia #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #anxiety #panicdisorder #lowbloodpressure #hypotension #lowbloodsugar #syncope #fainting #spoonie #chronicillnesswarrior #butyoudontlooksick #mayasmountains


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Early tomorrow morning I'm being admitted to the hospital to do a 72-hour fast/observation to confirm whether or not I have insulinoma tumors. We will also be running a host of other tests to search for evidence/proof of some other things and get a more accurate picture of what is wrong. Needless to say, all the nerves and feels are with me today, but I am so glad to--after 5 long years--finally have a doctor who is taking my case seriously. I am also extremely grateful for all those who continue to surround me with love and support through this time. I am completely in awe of the people in my life at the moment--new and old, professional and personal, family and friends; I honestly have no idea how I could do this without you guys (you know who you are). Ulimately, I choosing to believe that no matter how this turns out or how scared I am or how out of control my life feels at the moment, I will be okay. ❤️ #recoveryjourney #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #invisibleillness #spoonie #hospital #insulinoma #strength #spoonielife #chronicillnessawareness #thisiswhatinvisibleillnesslookslike


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For whatever it is worth, I try to be real about what chronic illness costs. What it feels like. What it does to our lives. How it affects those we love and who love us. Why? Why do I feel it is a topic worthy of my energy to share and to extend you the opportunity to choose to bear witness if you are able? Because disabled and sick people live in a world that isn’t made for them. It isn’t centered around our needs, experiences, desires, suffering, obstacles, hopes and dreams. Everyday is a Herculean effort to swim upstream in a world that says we don’t count and that doesn’t count us. You may not agree or understand why I am making these claims b you may not feel that way about disabled people yourself personally. But you see, what happens to us when we live in a society that doesn’t prioritize our survival and quality of life and our community of friends and family can only do so much to bridge the gap? What about people who lose community because they are home bound? Why must we rely only on the generosity and good will and love of those who choose to see us but we cannot expect to be given the basic tools and structure in our lives to empower ourselves and meet our own needs adaptively? How are we served by a government that seems to categorically deny disabled people SSDI simply based on age and a fundamental misunderstanding of the impact our diseases have on our lives? Why must we produce something, hustle, or participate in the world of the able bodied, in order to count or be seen? Why is it so hard to imagine, that just like the miracle of a beautiful newborn baby or a time worn elder, both of whom rely on others for meeting needs they cannot perform, that disabled people are just as intrinsically valuable and worthy of the same love l, adoration, reverence, and respect? Ultimately this is the reminder we must play on repeat for ourselves. For our own hearts. We too, struggle to see our worth. We too, struggle to see how we contribute. We too, struggle to envision a world in which we don’t try to fit into the context of able bodies; but instead rebuild something new. #chronicillness #invisibleillness #invisibledisability #disability


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Being a Spoonie wasn’t my first choice & I’ve had no choice but to accept my chronic pain & illness reality & the major limits that come with living the Spoonie life. My accepting it doesn’t mean I give up, far from it. Giving up on it would be giving up on myself & that ain’t happening. I just know & accept my limits & I give myself a better chance to live my best life when I’m good to myself. We deserve a good life & we are the only ones who can make that happen. Be good to you! #this #sotrue #iacceptmyreality #mytruth #myspoonielife #spoonie #myspooniejourney #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #truth #purpleness #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #spoonielife #spoonietruth #autoimmuneillnesses 💜🌻#lupielinda #begoodtoyou


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Thanks a million plus a zillion for this #LymeWarrior shirt @chronic2wear! It’s far doper than I imagined! So, CLEARLY, I couldn’t WAIT to wear it today & forced myself out to show the world! I’m so honored to help raise continue to raise #lymediseaseawareness w/ your awesome March!— Hope you don’t mind I put it in my new “signature knot”... #FUPA’s gotta breathe. 🤷🏾‍♀️😂😩🤦🏾‍♀️😂 #foreverinappropriate #THANKYOU!!! Oh, btw, @chronic2wear is a Lymie too. #iLoveMyCommunity! 💚💚💚
And please make sure to follow one of my #earthbondangel’s @chronic2wear @chronic2wear @chronic2wear
#Lymie #Spoonie #InvisibleIllness #Blessed #WarriorsAreWe #TyVSLyme: #Road2Remission 💚💪


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Waiting for my doc’s office to call me to come in for a toradol injection... doing a steroid taper, too. So, I decided to be a little extra and stop by my favorite green tea cafe on my way home from the pharmacy! I got the Holy Matcha Latte and added CBD. 😋😋 My nail color matches perfectly, too. 😁💗






#migraine #migraines #chronicmigraine #intractable #migrainerelief #migrainessuck #migraineproblems #migrainelife #moveagainstmigraine #migraineur #migrainewarrior #migrainesupport #migraineawareness #butyoudontlooksick #invisibleillness #chronicpain #aimovig #chronicillness #speakyourmigraine #headache #headaches #headachefromhell #notjustaheadache #spoonie #spoonielife #selfcare #holymatcha #greentea #matcha #cbd


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Mast Cell Keynote in Australia


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What living with constant stress will do to you.
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#Stress #Distress #MentalHealth #Health #Abuse #PTSD #CPTSD #Anxiety #Depression #InvisibleIllness #InvisibleDisability #ChronicPain


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There’s so much more to life than spending it in the gym…
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Find something that you love that also keeps you healthy and fit
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I tune out the world when I’m riding. Few other things can drop me into flow and allow me to be completely present in what I’m doing.
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Special thanks to @brelandjd for letting me borrow his gear. 🤘🏻
#FlaredupFitness


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Dinner was in the car this evening between meetings and shoots. But I allowed enough time to really sit and slowly eat it. Just a simple spaghetti squash, mushrooms and cauli sauce. 😋 I also allowed a decaf americano today bc I was SO low energy after my morning portrait session and needed to keep going for the rest of my work, meetings and shoots. I added collagen and more water to it so not awful but I felt a little reflux after. Nothing like I expected though. 👍🏽
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#healing #guthealth #leakygut #chronicillness #dysbiosis #anxiety #cleaneating #foodasmedicine #ibd #ibs #healthy #grainfree #realfood #holistic #healthyfat #organicgardening #gapsdiet #lowfodmap #detoxification #organic #traumahealing #spoonie #bostonwellness #sibo #sibolife #stress #gutbrainconnection #foodintolerance #leakygut #invisibleillness


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My rose quartz and amethyst ‘necklace’. Technically they are #malabeads, but it’s more like an anxiety necklace for me. Between anxiety and Aspergers I fidget quite a bit, and I find the necklace comforting. It’s hand tied, so each bead rolls independently, and it gives me something to do with my hands when I’m restless. #longhairdontcare #faith #blessed #restless #spoontheory #spoonie #chronicpain #chronicillness #dogmom #dogmomlife #degenerativediscdisease #fibromyalgia #lovedogs #furmom #gastroparesis #invisibleillness #spoonielife #butyoudontlooksick #nevergiveup #chronicfatiguesyndrome #anxietylife #aunaturale #aspergers #rosequartz #amethyst #beads #etsy


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CLC MEMBER FEATURE: Hello, I'm Margo! I'm 17 years old and was adopted from China when I was 13 months old. I have ADHD (Inattentive Type) and Type One Diabetes.

I was diagnosed with ADHD (Inattentive Type) when I was young. The orphanage that I stayed at in China was very poor and was not able to give me proper nutrition. My brain was not able to properly develop. I process things slower than the average human and get distracted easily. I went to many different tutors and ADHD classes throughout grade school in order to keep up with my classmates. I learned how to manage my ADHD and organize notes. I finished eighth grade with all A’s & B’s and was rewarded the President's Award For Educational Excellence. I have also made honor roll 3 years in a row in high school.

On March 16, 2015, I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. Long story short, I had a well check. The nurse found sugar in my urine sample. They pricked my finger 2 times. The first time my blood glucose was 400 and the second time it was 380. They called Cincinnati Children's Hospital and I ended up in the ER. I was confused and terrified. I spent 3 days in the hospital. It took months for me to regain my confidence and fully embrace my new lifestyle.

Both disorders have their ups and downs, but both have helped shaped me into who I am today. I may have lost a few friends and have to take a few different medications everyday but I wouldn’t change it. These flaws have opened up new worlds to me and changed me for the better. I am stronger than my disabilities.
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All you can ever do is your best, there’s always tomorrow 🌟🌈
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#chronicallyill #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #invisibleillness #fatigue #mentalhealth #mentalillness


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I started seeing a holistic doctor 2 months ago and have since then paid quite a bit of money to get blood tests done to find out my food allergies and sensitivities, so I can start a special elimination diet. I have a leaky gut (which causes fibromyalgia) and apparently this is a step on the way to healing it. You often eat many of the foods you’re having bad reactions to, but not connecting it. • • • • •
Food allergies are more of an immediate response ~ whereas food sensitivities can take up to 72 hours to present themselves. This makes it hard to tell which foods are actually bothering you and I have tried elimination diets in the past with little to no success. • • • • •
From the rest results, I found out I am allergic and/or sensitive to: cane sugar, wheat gluten, wheat gliadin, whole wheat, corn, most citrus, honey, all cow’s dairy, all sheep’s dairy, parsley, pineapple, banana, and more. It has been an extremely rough transition for me. • • • • •
I’ve been extremely depressed this year and it’s only gotten worse this past month. Which I think is from this transition and the fact that I have SO MUCH PAIN and GI issues. • • • • •
However(!), it’s only been one month and I haven’t had the same kind of attack on my GI system, or had acid reflux, so ~ I just need all the support I can get to help myself keep going. I KNOW things will get better, but this is a true challenge and test for me as I fight on the daily to feel functional. I am super proud of myself and have a lot of hope for my health to improve. Thank you so much to everyone who has put up with my mood swings this past month! I am so very grateful 🖤 • • • • • ||2 more things|| ~~ The Endocannabinoid system of the gut is pretty amazing ~~ and ~~ we produce 90% of our serotonin in our gut! ~~ do your research 🤗 ||
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#treestrees #loveyourself #marylandmedicalcannabis #cannabis #baltimore #maryland #thc #420 #girlswhosmoke #ganjagirls #cannabiscommunity #selfie #endocannabinoidsystem #leakygut #invisibleillness #fibromyalgia #spoonie #heal #healthy #holistic #holistichealth #allergies #sensitivity #anxiety #chronic #chronicpain #medicine #medicated #steez


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I have nothing to post so have this #chronicillnesscat ❤️❤️ also hi to everyone who’s new to my page! I was busy cleaning a lot today but I’m pretty much finished now. Also schools starting soon for me so that should be interesting.😢Need to find a counselor that will respond to us pretty quickly bc I really want the help before being introduced to this big change of meeting new people and switching schools -

#epilepsy #chronicillness #myastheniagravis #wecandoit #lupus #diabetes #chronicallyill #sick #strong #illness #chronicsickness #fibromyalgia #awareness #autism #warriors #pain #chronicillnessawareness #relatable #disease #disability #invisibleillness #chronicpain #snowflakewarrior #ms #myastheniagravisawareness #epilepsyawareness #disabled #autoimmunedisease #autoimmune


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Sunset Makeup tutorial on my YouTube channel 😎

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So....basically just had a bit of a breakdown hiding in the bathroom at work... My symptoms are kind of at their worst and I'm having trouble with things i normally have no trouble with... And it's kind of terrifying. Not knowing if this is temporary or not.. not knowing if and when I'll various symptoms will get better or worse.
The implications that has on my job and my life in general.
The implications it could have to my relationships current and future.
I'm terrified.
But I know all I can do is just... Do my best. And whatever's going to happen will happen. *
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#chronicpain #depression #anxiety #depressionsucks #fightdepression #depressionlies #stillfighting #mentalillness #invisibleillness #chronicillness #chronicallyill #fibromyalgia #fibro #fatigue #chronicfatigue #insomnia #pain #spoonie


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Hi everyone! After seeing @thechubbycrossfitter post where she introduced herself I thought I'd do the same for my new followers and ones who may want to know a tad bit more about me...🧚‍♀️💜 . * I'm Rebecca * I'm 37 years old.... closer to 38 * I've been with my hubby going on 17 years and have 2 step-kids. Though I hate that term. I may not have birthed them but love that as I would have and would choose them 1000x again * I work 12 hr shifts on an acute medical unit where I spend 90% of my day on my feet & swearing under my breath. * I have the #autoimmunedisease #lupus. I've had it dr thinks since 2006. Long story.... my biggest problems with it are chronic fatigue and joint pain. #invisibleillness * My biggest pet peeves- people who are late & loud eaters * I got a kitten 6 weeks ago & I'm in love. Shes the best! * I love coffee* reading * biking * thunderstorms and tattoos ( itching for another * I've never read harry potter or the twilight series. * Never watched the walking dead or the office . * I cant stop at one glass of wine.... ever. * I still think sons of anarchy was the best series, still depressed its over. Jax Teller I miss you!

Happy to meet you, I hope you found this fun. Will do a fitness facts in a few days


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She believed she could, but she was tired. So she rested and you know what?The world went on and it was ok.

She knew she could try again tomorrow🦓🍃

#ehlersdanlossyndrome #showyourstripes #nirarasniinvisibles #zebrastrong #invisibleillness #smilefirstthenwonderwhy


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#regram from @femalecollective with a quote from the awesome @lenawaithe ...
How we frame our perception of invisible illness defines us. Are you different, disabled, differently-abled? Every definition is relevant under varying circumstances, but embracing your being is essential to surviving chronic disease. We are a community of superheroes. Embrace your superpower.
#lenawaithe
#femalecollective
#different
#disability
#differentlyabled
#ablebodied
#superpower
#superhero
#community
#invisibleillness
#invisibledisease
#imaginaryfriends
#chronicillness
#chronicdisease
#chroniccondition
#survival
#survivor
#health
#healing
#healthcare
#wellness
#integrativemedicine
#functionalmedicine
#humanbeans
#humanbeings
#beinghuman


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@sarah_the_make_up_artist thank you for everything you do for me, I wouldn’t have the life I do now if it weren’t for you, I love you so much I’m so grateful for everything you do for me 💕💕


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J u s t b r e a t h e.✨Yes. Even in the midst of chaos. You’re worth it.✨To the incredible soul seeking answers to the impossible in their life, you’ve always been equipped. Rise up. Never give up.✨
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Training block started fresh today, leg day 1 went down early this morning, activating those #glutes before hitting the weights. If you’re feeling this Monday as much as me, then✨warm and gentle hug✨you got this. We got this.✨Endless love and respect, my friends!✨ ✨Song: Nicki Minaj - “Fly”


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