Katie

12 Added | 2 Magazines | 31 Likes | @budd_k | Keep up with Katie on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Katie”

Stigma #MHAM #MHAMSMC

<b>How has the stigma impacted you, and how have you fought it?</b><p>There are many forms of stigma and I have faced a few of them with migraines and with …

Pain

Identity Crisis: You vs Your Chronic Pain

<i>“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.”</i> <b>-Unknown</b><p>In our daily battles with chronic pain, it can be very easy to lose ourselves in the fight, …

Pain

7 Ways that Chronic Pain Changes the Brain

<b>An automated meta-analysis of 420 imaging studies – pain’s effect on the brain.</b><p>neurosynth.org uses functional connectivity and coactivation mapping …

Pain

15 Things People Want You to Know About Living with an Invisible Illness

Life with an invisible illness can sometimes be an isolating experience. Certain chronic conditions, like ADHD, multiple sclerosis, depression, and …

Pain

What I Wish You Knew About Living with an Invisible Disease

You may look at my young, healthy-appearing body and ask, “You’re sick? Why don’t you suck it up and try harder? Why haven’t you tried XYZ?”<p>What you …

Student Athletes

It’s not up to you to decide how able-bodied my invisible illness makes me

opinion<p><b>As someone who lives with an invisible illness, I find myself constantly trying to battle other people’s expectations.</b><p>I have inflammatory …

Yoyo

What Does Chronic Pain Feel Like? This Is What Everyday Things Are Like For People With Chronic Pain

The phenomenon of chronic pain conditions is widespread. It's thought that 50 million Americans experience or have experienced chronic pain, and the …

Insomnia

10 lifesaving tips for coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

<b>Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a debilitating condition that affects two in 10 people in the UK.</b><p>There’s no known cure, so managing your condition …

Gluten-Free

“My Pain Day” Hashtag Shows How People With Chronic Pain Go Through An Average Day, & You Need To Read the Tweets

The disabled community has made huge strides in making their specific struggles more widely known and recognized. #DisabledAndCute, …

Pain

Pain Acceptance, The New Lie

<i>By Suzanne Stewart.</i><p>As I was listening to the Vox.com podcast a few days ago, I heard the voice of PROP’s president, Jane Ballentyne, surprised and …

Pain

We really need to stop calling people living with a chronic illness ‘brave’

opinion<p>As someone who lives with a chronic illness, one thing I really can’t stand is being called ‘brave’.<p>I was first told I was ‘brave’ after …

Breakups