Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. It affects the hands in most cases, but I also can affect the voice, arms, legs, and head. The tremor happens when the person is trying to perform a simple task like buttoning a shirt, putting on makeup or shaving for example. This… Read More What Is Essential Tremor?
Endometriosis is a disorder that causes the tissue found in the uterus to grow outside of the uterus. The tissue is often found on the ovaries, on the intestines, bladder and fallopian tubes. There are many things women and doctors can ignore when talking about their health. Pain with periods is often looked at as… Read More 10 Things You Need To Know About Endometriosis
The term “chronic” is used to describe a long-term illness. A chronic illness cannot be prevented by a vaccine, completely cured and can require lifelong treatment and management. It does not go away on its own and often is an additional stress in someone’s life that forces them to change the way they live. Every… Read More What Is A Chronic Illness?
If you have had epilepsy for a while now, you have most likely heard about a medication called Keppra. Most of the stories and personal experiences are negative. But, there are those who take this medicine successfully with no issues. Here are some important things everyone should know about Keppra: The reason it has many… Read More 4 Things You Should Know About Keppra (levetiracetam)
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make or break a day. And as a fellow spoonie, I have picked up some little habits that help to improve or prevent an especially bad day. I’ve picked these tricks up over the years and now I tend to do them without a second thought. If you… Read More 5 Hacks That Make Life With Chronic Illness Better
“You can do anything you put your mind to!” Yes! Let me just tell my brain that I am not sick! While pep talks are appreciated, they can be seriously short-sighted. These are just empty platitudes people say because they want you to feel included, something many people are programmed to do. Inclusivity is a… Read More The Limits of Life With Chronic Illness
You may have heard this term before, it is a pretty broad topic and Aura could mean everything from “psychic phenomenon” to migraine auras. What a lot of people don’t know, what I didn’t know until my diagnosis, is that auras are a symptom of epilepsy. I have temporal lobe epilepsy so that is my… Read More A Guide to Auras
A spinal tap/lumbar puncture is performed in your lower back, in the lumbar region. During lumbar puncture, a needle is inserted between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) to remove a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. Information gathered from a lumbar puncture can help diagnose: Serious bacterial, fungal and viral infections, including meningitis, encephalitis and syphilis Bleeding around the… Read More Lumbar Puncture
I think we all agree that no one wants to hear “sick people should just date sick people”.… Read More OurPrefections