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🤳 Bathroom selfie 🤣 It would be rude not to! I need to stop living in this scarf 🧣💖 it’s like a portable blanket though, I just can’t stop wearing it.⁣
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Anyone else have something you over-wear but love too much?? 👌🏻🤣⁣
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#orangehair #mentalhealthawareness #redorangehair #flamehair #endometriosis #endowarrior #blueeyes #naturalmakeup #girlswithfreckles #frecklesonfleek #winterfashion #beautybloggeruk #london #naturalredhead #endometriosisawareness #redheadgirl #redheadsofig #homecomforts #redheadmodel #chronicillness

#Repost Thanks @arielle_fox_official. Go check her out. • • • • • • 🤳 Bathroom selfie 🤣 It would be rude not to! I need to stop living in this scarf 🧣💖 it’s like a portable blanket though, I just can’t stop wearing it.⁣ ⁣ Anyone else have something you over-wear but love too much?? 👌🏻🤣⁣ ⁣ #orangehair #mentalhealthawareness #redorangehair #flamehair #endometriosis #endowarrior #blueeyes #naturalmakeup #girlswithfreckles #frecklesonfleek #winterfashion #beautybloggeruk #london #naturalredhead #endometriosisawareness #redheadgirl #redheadsofig #homecomforts #redheadmodel #chronicillness - 22 seconds ago

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This is what 2020 next level shit looks like! .
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Typically these plastic containers cannot be recycled in conventional programs locally // @resinatesm offers a convenient solution to this problem by collecting these plastics and transforming them into pretty neat things in our community (check out @practicalartphx + @strawberryhedgehogsoap to see some of their offerings not in a dispensary setting!) Thank you for this type of program that helps me as a patient do my part and a great big gooey gob of gratitude to the fine folx working hard every day at @missionnorthmountain taking care of us patients!! They go above + beyond the industry standard and I'm grateful for them all!

#gratiTUDE #TheHerbalista #SexDrugsMindBodySoul #chronicillness #chronicpain #chroniclove #staylifted #SuSt #sustainability #reuserecycle #plastics #prop203 #Phoenix #PHX #igersphx #levelup #2020 #nextlevel #dispensary #dothework

This is what 2020 next level shit looks like! . . . . Typically these plastic containers cannot be recycled in conventional programs locally // @resinatesm offers a convenient solution to this problem by collecting these plastics and transforming them into pretty neat things in our community (check out @practicalartphx + @strawberryhedgehogsoap to see some of their offerings not in a dispensary setting!) Thank you for this type of program that helps me as a patient do my part and a great big gooey gob of gratitude to the fine folx working hard every day at @missionnorthmountain taking care of us patients!! They go above + beyond the industry standard and I'm grateful for them all! #gratiTUDE #TheHerbalista #SexDrugsMindBodySoul #chronicillness #chronicpain #chroniclove #staylifted #SuSt #sustainability #reuserecycle #plastics #prop203 #Phoenix #PHX #igersphx #levelup #2020 #nextlevel #dispensary #dothework - 41 seconds ago

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Het regent al zowat de hele week... Gelukkig is Rouler dans la vie als altijd het zonnetje in huis! 
Er staat er weer een klaar! Kijk, like, deel, abonneer en geniet van deze leuke nieuwe aflevering.
https://youtu.be/c_Z5t3zQ7h4
Plak deze link in je adresbalk en kijken maarrrrr 😎
#roulerdanslavie #wheelchairlife♿ #neuropathy #chronicillness #liveyourbestlife

Het regent al zowat de hele week... Gelukkig is Rouler dans la vie als altijd het zonnetje in huis! Er staat er weer een klaar! Kijk, like, deel, abonneer en geniet van deze leuke nieuwe aflevering. https://youtu.be/c_Z5t3zQ7h4 Plak deze link in je adresbalk en kijken maarrrrr 😎 #roulerdanslavie #wheelchairlife#neuropathy #chronicillness #liveyourbestlife - 46 seconds ago

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Het regent al zowat de hele week... Gelukkig is Rouler dans la vie als altijd het zonnetje in huis! 
Er staat er weer een klaar! Kijk, like, deel, abonneer en geniet van deze leuke nieuwe aflevering.
https://youtu.be/c_Z5t3zQ7h4
Plak deze link in je adresbalk en kijken maarrrrr 😎
#roulerdanslavie #wheelchairlife♿ #neuropathy #chronicillness #liveyourbestlife

Het regent al zowat de hele week... Gelukkig is Rouler dans la vie als altijd het zonnetje in huis! Er staat er weer een klaar! Kijk, like, deel, abonneer en geniet van deze leuke nieuwe aflevering. https://youtu.be/c_Z5t3zQ7h4 Plak deze link in je adresbalk en kijken maarrrrr 😎 #roulerdanslavie #wheelchairlife#neuropathy #chronicillness #liveyourbestlife - 49 seconds ago

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Posted to our Facebook Group by our Team Ambassador Danielle 💙💚🎗 #columbus #ohio #wemotivate #chronicillness #invisibleillness #awareness #type1diabetes #type2diabetes #lupus #fibromyalgia #cancer #lymphoma #kidneydisease #crohns #colitis #MS #MultipleSclerocis #Sicklecellanemia #heartdisease #heartattacksurvivor #LIFE #LIVEnotjustsurvive #positive #501c3 #ITP #lifeincolumbus #epilepsy #justlive

Posted to our Facebook Group by our Team Ambassador Danielle 💙💚🎗 #columbus #ohio #wemotivate #chronicillness #invisibleillness #awareness #type1diabetes #type2diabetes #lupus #fibromyalgia #cancer #lymphoma #kidneydisease #crohns #colitis #MS #MultipleSclerocis #Sicklecellanemia #heartdisease #heartattacksurvivor #LIFE #LIVEnotjustsurvive #positive #501c3 #ITP #lifeincolumbus #epilepsy #justlive - 59 seconds ago

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I’m George today! I actually am breathing a sigh of relief. I get ONE WHOLE WEEK of massive steroids to control my rheumatoid arthritis. I remember when my insecurities were my biggest concerns. I could cook, clean and drive without a second thought. It is nice to have a minute or two like that in the middle of everything. I’m not looking forward to coming off them, though, haha. Se la vie and carpe diem and all that. 😃🤷🏼‍♀️🤪 #rheumatoidarthritis #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior #inflammation #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicfatigue

I’m George today! I actually am breathing a sigh of relief. I get ONE WHOLE WEEK of massive steroids to control my rheumatoid arthritis. I remember when my insecurities were my biggest concerns. I could cook, clean and drive without a second thought. It is nice to have a minute or two like that in the middle of everything. I’m not looking forward to coming off them, though, haha. Se la vie and carpe diem and all that. 😃🤷🏼‍♀️🤪 #rheumatoidarthritis #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior #inflammation #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicfatigue - 1 minute ago

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Nature doesn’t judge me for what I’m able and not able to do. Nature doesn’t measure my productivity. I can move slowly out here. I can fall and laugh it off.  I can take a break from physical recovery and focus on mental and emotional recovery. Don’t neglect the other facets of recovery. #crps #crpswarrior #arthritis #arthritiswarrior #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpain #spoonie #hiking #view #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #heds #ehlersdanlos #zebrastrong #zebrawarrior #invisibleillness

Nature doesn’t judge me for what I’m able and not able to do. Nature doesn’t measure my productivity. I can move slowly out here. I can fall and laugh it off. I can take a break from physical recovery and focus on mental and emotional recovery. Don’t neglect the other facets of recovery. #crps #crpswarrior #arthritis #arthritiswarrior #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicpainwarrior #chronicpain #spoonie #hiking #view #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #heds #ehlersdanlos #zebrastrong #zebrawarrior #invisibleillness - 2 minutes ago

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This is my project for this weekend. 
They want a listing of all medical appointments and all hospitalizations/surgeries since February 1, 2018.  That's going to be 3 surgeries, 2 hospitalizations, and around 100 medical visits. 
#perseverance 
#disabilitywontdefineme 
#disabilitywontstopme 
#disability 
#survivor 
#legionnairessurvivor 
#legionnairesdiseasesurvivor 
#legionnairesdisease 
#legionellapneumonia 
#legionnaires 
#legionellapneumophila 
#legionelosis 
#legionella 
#painwarrior 
#chronicillness 
#chronicpain 
#intercostalneuralgia 
#fibromyalgia 
#fibromyalgiawarrior 
#fibromyalgiaawareness 
#neuropathy 
#arthritis 
#addisonsdisease 
#adrenalinsufficiency
#peripheralneuropathy 
#vestibularrehabilitation 
#invisibleillness
#chronicfatigue 
#choosehappiness 
#choosetobehappy

This is my project for this weekend. They want a listing of all medical appointments and all hospitalizations/surgeries since February 1, 2018. That's going to be 3 surgeries, 2 hospitalizations, and around 100 medical visits. #perseverance #disabilitywontdefineme #disabilitywontstopme #disability #survivor #legionnairessurvivor #legionnairesdiseasesurvivor #legionnairesdisease #legionellapneumonia #legionnaires #legionellapneumophila #legionelosis #legionella #painwarrior #chronicillness #chronicpain #intercostalneuralgia #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiawarrior #fibromyalgiaawareness #neuropathy #arthritis #addisonsdisease #adrenalinsufficiency #peripheralneuropathy #vestibularrehabilitation #invisibleillness #chronicfatigue #choosehappiness #choosetobehappy - 3 minutes ago

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In the complete midst of the darkness I'm still trying to take a little care of my outside self. It takes such a long time to do anything so this was a struggle but one that I made myself do. 
My hands, my body, my head and my heart are all heavy now but it will get better, I hope in time. #ptsd #soapandglory #newjourney #essentialoils #laughter #myxedema #throughthehaze #myme #healing #findingmyself #family #bigfamily #bigfamilylife #selfcare #selflove #itsoktonotbeok #chronicillness #plantlife #natural #naturalremedies #naturalhealing #bujo #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalideas #bulletjournaladdict #bulletjournaljunkie #mentalhealth

In the complete midst of the darkness I'm still trying to take a little care of my outside self. It takes such a long time to do anything so this was a struggle but one that I made myself do. My hands, my body, my head and my heart are all heavy now but it will get better, I hope in time. #ptsd #soapandglory #newjourney #essentialoils #laughter #myxedema #throughthehaze #myme #healing #findingmyself #family #bigfamily #bigfamilylife #selfcare #selflove #itsoktonotbeok #chronicillness #plantlife #natural #naturalremedies #naturalhealing #bujo #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalideas #bulletjournaladdict #bulletjournaljunkie #mentalhealth - 3 minutes ago

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*taken before collapsing at the dentist today* cheers PoTs 🤦🏼‍♀️ #chronicwarrior #chronicpain #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibleillnesssupport #reticularveins #telangiectasias #spiderveins #rheumatologists #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicpainawareness #myskin #varicoseveins #arthritis #arthritissucks #arthritiswarrior #chronicillnessblogger #spoonie #healthyfood #healthy #healthyeating

*taken before collapsing at the dentist today* cheers PoTs 🤦🏼‍♀️ #chronicwarrior #chronicpain #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #invisibleillnesssupport #reticularveins #telangiectasias #spiderveins #rheumatologists #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicpainawareness #myskin #varicoseveins #arthritis #arthritissucks #arthritiswarrior #chronicillnessblogger #spoonie #healthyfood #healthy #healthyeating - 3 minutes ago

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Well I’m pretty much doing the same as earlier! Lol 🛌😩🛌 hung and sorted the laundry...waiting for celebs go dating...yeah I know!!! Looool 🤫🤭🤫 gonna go and get some nice fresh romaine for the dragons...then nothing except more tv and reading! And waiting for hubby to come home...hating on this bloody back pain...sooooo slow walking like I’ve shit me calvins! Lols...but OMG it is very hurty!...right...off to procure some lettuce! 👍🦥🐢💜 #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonie #fibromyalgiaawareness #depression #anxiety #asthma #life #strong  #spoonielife #butyoudontlooksick #mylife #pain #tired #exhausted #mood #funny #love #chronicfatiguesyndrome #insomnia #book #reptiles #me #lizard #craft #artsy #tattoo #laugh #thrifting

Well I’m pretty much doing the same as earlier! Lol 🛌😩🛌 hung and sorted the laundry...waiting for celebs go dating...yeah I know!!! Looool 🤫🤭🤫 gonna go and get some nice fresh romaine for the dragons...then nothing except more tv and reading! And waiting for hubby to come home...hating on this bloody back pain...sooooo slow walking like I’ve shit me calvins! Lols...but OMG it is very hurty!...right...off to procure some lettuce! 👍🦥🐢💜 #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonie #fibromyalgiaawareness #depression #anxiety #asthma #life #strong #spoonielife #butyoudontlooksick #mylife #pain #tired #exhausted #mood #funny #love #chronicfatiguesyndrome #insomnia #book #reptiles #me #lizard #craft #artsy #tattoo #laugh #thrifting - 4 minutes ago

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I miss shoes so much. These really brightened my spirits when I saw them. These make having to wear safe, don't-trip-and-fall sneakers a little more bearable!! #thankyounewbalance #newbalance #heartoverbrokenbody #fightingharderthanmybody #BeeBold #chronicpancreatitis #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #inappropriatesinustachycardia #ehlersdanlossyndrome #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #chronicillness #fighting #spoonie #mymarykaylife

I miss shoes so much. These really brightened my spirits when I saw them. These make having to wear safe, don't-trip-and-fall sneakers a little more bearable!! #thankyounewbalance #newbalance #heartoverbrokenbody #fightingharderthanmybody #BeeBold #chronicpancreatitis #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #inappropriatesinustachycardia #ehlersdanlossyndrome #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #chronicillness #fighting #spoonie #mymarykaylife - 5 minutes ago

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😇happy almost weekend😇 wishing everyone good bgs and steady graphs 🤞🏼

😇happy almost weekend😇 wishing everyone good bgs and steady graphs 🤞🏼 - 5 minutes ago

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I bet so many of you suffer in the background... Always trying to hind your illness (when you can) because let’s face it, it is invisible after all 💔
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We try so hard to push through it, then end up making ourselves worse 🧠
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If your anything like me, I push & push to try and get so much done for my son, husband, mum, home etc on a goodish day.. So I feel normal while I can, I want this feeling to last so much longer than it ever does..... But I end up worse than ever from pushing myself and suffering in Silence 🤦🏼‍♀️ But am sure am not the only one who does this! .
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#wejustwantanormallife #takeyourlifeback #donttellmetosmile #couldbeworse #itsoknottobeokay #itsoknottofeelok #stoptellingmehowtofeel #mirgrainewarrior #migrainerelief #migraineawareness #migrainepainrelief #migrainessuck #migrainesupport #migraineprevention #migrainematters #migrainehelp #chronicmigraine #chronicpain #chronicpainsucks #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #chronicpainsucks #chronicmigraines_suck #chronicillnessstruggles #invisibleillnessawarness #mummigraine #poorlymum #migrainemummalife #migrainemumma #migrainemum #migrainemum #migrainesandmotherhood

I bet so many of you suffer in the background... Always trying to hind your illness (when you can) because let’s face it, it is invisible after all 💔 . . We try so hard to push through it, then end up making ourselves worse 🧠 . . If your anything like me, I push & push to try and get so much done for my son, husband, mum, home etc on a goodish day.. So I feel normal while I can, I want this feeling to last so much longer than it ever does..... But I end up worse than ever from pushing myself and suffering in Silence 🤦🏼‍♀️ But am sure am not the only one who does this! . . . . #wejustwantanormallife #takeyourlifeback #donttellmetosmile #couldbeworse #itsoknottobeokay #itsoknottofeelok #stoptellingmehowtofeel #mirgrainewarrior #migrainerelief #migraineawareness #migrainepainrelief #migrainessuck #migrainesupport #migraineprevention #migrainematters #migrainehelp #chronicmigraine #chronicpain #chronicpainsucks #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #chronicpainsucks #chronicmigraines_suck #chronicillnessstruggles #invisibleillnessawarness #mummigraine #poorlymum #migrainemummalife #migrainemumma #migrainemum #migrainemum #migrainesandmotherhood - 5 minutes ago

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quick appreciation post 💌

Today, I wanna thank the ones who stayed with me during my best and worst times. 
When I first became sick, I didn’t expect many friends to stay by my side, especially when things went from bad to worse real quick. My life changed but the real ones didn’t leave. Over time, though, as my friends asked questions about my symptoms and offered their support, I realized that many of the people in my life loved me for me, not my health.

They didn’t leave me alone when I needed them the most. I love them for just coming over to nap with company when I’m not feeling great, when there aren’t any words to comfort or save me. They never got upset with me for canceling plans last minute, leaving early or out of a sudden getting worse. 
Last week, I decided to throw a little birthday party. We made cake (I diagnosed myself with diabetes the moment I ate my first bite - over three pounds of sugar what were we thinking?!), had dinner and went on playing games. It was fun. I cried laughing tears and almost felt like my old self. Even tho I told them not to bring anything they got my presents. E.g. a spoon necklace (extra spoons for the bad days) and the idea to write down my happy moments and favorite memories so I can read them whenever I feel lost and lonely. Their cards made me tear up. Most importantly they gave me their time. They showed up even tho I couldn’t made one of their birthdays. I just wanna thank them for staying, for checking on me and trying to make it easier for me. You — all of you — deserve the fucking world. ♥️ #chronicillness #chronicpain #warrior #spooniesupport #spoonie #spoonielife #intracranialhypertension #intracranialhypertensionawareness #pseudotumorcerebri #endometriosis #fibromyalgia #lupus #endosisters #pots #pcos #ptsd #migrainerelief #chronicallycranky #wearerare #ourstoriesmatter #spoonieunited #spooniefamily #ehlersdanlosawareness

quick appreciation post 💌 Today, I wanna thank the ones who stayed with me during my best and worst times. When I first became sick, I didn’t expect many friends to stay by my side, especially when things went from bad to worse real quick. My life changed but the real ones didn’t leave. Over time, though, as my friends asked questions about my symptoms and offered their support, I realized that many of the people in my life loved me for me, not my health. They didn’t leave me alone when I needed them the most. I love them for just coming over to nap with company when I’m not feeling great, when there aren’t any words to comfort or save me. They never got upset with me for canceling plans last minute, leaving early or out of a sudden getting worse. Last week, I decided to throw a little birthday party. We made cake (I diagnosed myself with diabetes the moment I ate my first bite - over three pounds of sugar what were we thinking?!), had dinner and went on playing games. It was fun. I cried laughing tears and almost felt like my old self. Even tho I told them not to bring anything they got my presents. E.g. a spoon necklace (extra spoons for the bad days) and the idea to write down my happy moments and favorite memories so I can read them whenever I feel lost and lonely. Their cards made me tear up. Most importantly they gave me their time. They showed up even tho I couldn’t made one of their birthdays. I just wanna thank them for staying, for checking on me and trying to make it easier for me. You — all of you — deserve the fucking world. ♥️ #chronicillness #chronicpain #warrior #spooniesupport #spoonie #spoonielife #intracranialhypertension #intracranialhypertensionawareness #pseudotumorcerebri #endometriosis #fibromyalgia #lupus #endosisters #pots #pcos #ptsd #migrainerelief #chronicallycranky #wearerare #ourstoriesmatter #spoonieunited #spooniefamily #ehlersdanlosawareness - 6 minutes ago

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#tarlovcystdisease #fibromyalgiasucks #chronicpainlife #chronicfatigue #bornthisway #chronicillness #chronicallyill #chronicallyfabulous #invisibledisease #invisibleill #invisibledisability #fibromyalgia #tarlovcystdiseaseawareness #tarlovcyst #spoonie #migraine #migranessuck #exhausted #amazing 
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🤣🤣🤣 me #tarlovcystdisease #fibromyalgiasucks #chronicpainlife #chronicfatigue #bornthisway #chronicillness #chronicallyill #chronicallyfabulous #invisibledisease #invisibleill #invisibledisability #fibromyalgia #tarlovcystdiseaseawareness #tarlovcyst #spoonie #migraine #migranessuck #exhausted #amazing #Repost @crohnsiscray • • • • • - 7 minutes ago

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it’s eating disorder awareness week, and here i sit... incredibly aware. this picture makes me feel physically ill, as it shows the lowest point in my life - bed-ridden, fed through a tube, and so depressed and hopeless i didn’t want to live anymore. having an eating disorder did this to me. it made me restrict myself from eating so much out of fear of getting ill and not keeping up in life, that that’s exactly what happened. i lost friends, family, time, and most importantly i lost myself. i lost my sense of humor, my optimism, my sassiness, my love for myself, everything. i lost everything to my eating disorder because i didn’t know how easy it would be. i wasn’t told that my eating disorder would be a smooth talker, sliding under the radar and convincing me silently. i wasn’t told that my eating disorder would soon be the only sound i heard in my brain, drowning out coherent and rational thought. i wasn’t told that eating disorders are diseases, that they are fatal, or that countless lives have been lost. i wasn’t told that eating disorders had permanent consequences, that no matter how hard i work i will never be free of the tiny little demon on my shoulder that watches everything i eat. i wasn’t told any of this, and i want everyone to know. know that eating disorders are smart, they will talk you into hiding your life and your choices from others so no one finds out about it. eating disorders are tricky, they will even convince YOU that they are not a problem, just simply hanging around for a bit. eating disorders are dangerous because they are powerful, quiet, sneaky, and can take your everything with no remorse and still want more. eating disorders need to be talked about. 
there is one thing i was told that i will hang on to forever: you can recover from this and you will recover from this. and you know what? so can you. 💜 #nedaweek #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery

it’s eating disorder awareness week, and here i sit... incredibly aware. this picture makes me feel physically ill, as it shows the lowest point in my life - bed-ridden, fed through a tube, and so depressed and hopeless i didn’t want to live anymore. having an eating disorder did this to me. it made me restrict myself from eating so much out of fear of getting ill and not keeping up in life, that that’s exactly what happened. i lost friends, family, time, and most importantly i lost myself. i lost my sense of humor, my optimism, my sassiness, my love for myself, everything. i lost everything to my eating disorder because i didn’t know how easy it would be. i wasn’t told that my eating disorder would be a smooth talker, sliding under the radar and convincing me silently. i wasn’t told that my eating disorder would soon be the only sound i heard in my brain, drowning out coherent and rational thought. i wasn’t told that eating disorders are diseases, that they are fatal, or that countless lives have been lost. i wasn’t told that eating disorders had permanent consequences, that no matter how hard i work i will never be free of the tiny little demon on my shoulder that watches everything i eat. i wasn’t told any of this, and i want everyone to know. know that eating disorders are smart, they will talk you into hiding your life and your choices from others so no one finds out about it. eating disorders are tricky, they will even convince YOU that they are not a problem, just simply hanging around for a bit. eating disorders are dangerous because they are powerful, quiet, sneaky, and can take your everything with no remorse and still want more. eating disorders need to be talked about. there is one thing i was told that i will hang on to forever: you can recover from this and you will recover from this. and you know what? so can you. 💜 #nedaweek #eatingdisorderawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery - 7 minutes ago

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thought i would properly introduce myself here. hello world, i’m chay. i’m a single mother to a beautiful disabled child, and we have a house horse! aka a great dane named olivia benson. you can follow her antics here: @oliviabensonspu. i embrace a minimalist lifestyle(or try to!), and we live tiny! i enjoy photography, beauty, home decor and design, horror, true crime, jason segel in general, dogs and basically all animals, fashion, hair dye(currently pink!), and traveling. i homeschool my son(he is insanely smart), and i stay home all day with him so it tends to be very isolating, so i use social media as an outlet to feel closer to people who are states or even whole countries away. i’ve listed my disabilities and illnesses on the last post if you are curious about that. i’m in pain basically 24/7 but i do what i can everyday to try and be positive and productive! .  #disabled #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonielife #endometriosis #heartdisease #anxiety #depression #asthma #fibromyalgia #arthritis #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #diverticulitis #ptsd #singlemom #asd #autism #aspergers #minimalism #tinyliving #homeschool

thought i would properly introduce myself here. hello world, i’m chay. i’m a single mother to a beautiful disabled child, and we have a house horse! aka a great dane named olivia benson. you can follow her antics here: @oliviabensonspu. i embrace a minimalist lifestyle(or try to!), and we live tiny! i enjoy photography, beauty, home decor and design, horror, true crime, jason segel in general, dogs and basically all animals, fashion, hair dye(currently pink!), and traveling. i homeschool my son(he is insanely smart), and i stay home all day with him so it tends to be very isolating, so i use social media as an outlet to feel closer to people who are states or even whole countries away. i’ve listed my disabilities and illnesses on the last post if you are curious about that. i’m in pain basically 24/7 but i do what i can everyday to try and be positive and productive! . #disabled #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonielife #endometriosis #heartdisease #anxiety #depression #asthma #fibromyalgia #arthritis #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #diverticulitis #ptsd #singlemom #asd #autism #aspergers #minimalism #tinyliving #homeschool - 7 minutes ago

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GLUTEN-THYROID CONNECTION
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So many people are spinning their wheels when it comes to thyroid health. What most people don’t know is that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease in 90% of cases, and for those with thyroid conditions it’s important to know and understand the connection between autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), diagnosed as Hashimoto’s, and gluten intolerance.
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Several studies show a strong link between AITD and gluten intolerance (@chriskresser). The link is so well-established that researchers suggest all people with AITD be screened for gluten intolerance & vice versa.
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Whoa. ALL PEOPLE WITH AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE SHOULD BE SCREENED FOR GLUTEN INTOLERANCE!
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What explains the connection? The theory suggests it’s a case of mistaken identity. The molecular structure of gliadin, the protein portion of gluten, closely resembles that of the thyroid gland. When gliadin breaches the protective barrier of the gut (leaky gut!!!), and enters the bloodstream, the immune system tags it for destruction.
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These antibodies to gliadin also cause the body to attack thyroid tissue. This means if you have AITD and you eat foods containing gluten, your immune system will attack your thyroid. 😢
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Even worse, the immune response to gluten can last up to 6 months each time you eat it. This is why it’s critical to 💯 eliminate gluten from your diet if you have AITD. There’s no “80/20” rule when it comes to gluten. Being “mostly” gluten-free isn’t going to cut it. If you’re gluten intolerant, you have to be 100% gluten-free to prevent immune destruction of your thyroid.
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Unfortunately, standard lab tests offered by primary and GI docs aren’t sensitive enough to accurately determine the levels of gluten intolerance and its severity, but there are functional medicine labs that can be run to find out. Stay tuned as I explain how we apply functional labs to determine gluten sensitivity.
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GLUTEN-THYROID CONNECTION ⠀⠀ So many people are spinning their wheels when it comes to thyroid health. What most people don’t know is that hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease in 90% of cases, and for those with thyroid conditions it’s important to know and understand the connection between autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), diagnosed as Hashimoto’s, and gluten intolerance. ⠀⠀ Several studies show a strong link between AITD and gluten intolerance (@chriskresser ). The link is so well-established that researchers suggest all people with AITD be screened for gluten intolerance & vice versa. ⠀⠀ Whoa. ALL PEOPLE WITH AUTOIMMUNE THYROID DISEASE SHOULD BE SCREENED FOR GLUTEN INTOLERANCE! ⠀⠀ What explains the connection? The theory suggests it’s a case of mistaken identity. The molecular structure of gliadin, the protein portion of gluten, closely resembles that of the thyroid gland. When gliadin breaches the protective barrier of the gut (leaky gut!!!), and enters the bloodstream, the immune system tags it for destruction. ⠀⠀ These antibodies to gliadin also cause the body to attack thyroid tissue. This means if you have AITD and you eat foods containing gluten, your immune system will attack your thyroid. 😢 ⠀⠀ Even worse, the immune response to gluten can last up to 6 months each time you eat it. This is why it’s critical to 💯 eliminate gluten from your diet if you have AITD. There’s no “80/20” rule when it comes to gluten. Being “mostly” gluten-free isn’t going to cut it. If you’re gluten intolerant, you have to be 100% gluten-free to prevent immune destruction of your thyroid. ⠀⠀ Unfortunately, standard lab tests offered by primary and GI docs aren’t sensitive enough to accurately determine the levels of gluten intolerance and its severity, but there are functional medicine labs that can be run to find out. Stay tuned as I explain how we apply functional labs to determine gluten sensitivity. . . 📷 @unsplash - 8 minutes ago

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Salt bath is so needed today my whole body hurts. Its medication day so by Saturday I should hopefully be back to me. Xx #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmunedisease #chronicillness #methatrexate #fatigue #spoonie #thelittlethings #saltbath

Salt bath is so needed today my whole body hurts. Its medication day so by Saturday I should hopefully be back to me. Xx #rheumatoidarthritis #autoimmunedisease #chronicillness #methatrexate #fatigue #spoonie #thelittlethings #saltbath - 8 minutes ago

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