Chronic Illness

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Personal stories and spoonie tips from people living with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fatigue, lupus, and other chronic health conditions.

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23 Things You'll Understand If You Have a #ChronicIllness

23 Things You'll Understand If You Have a Chronic Illness

A list of common things people with chronic illness experience.

5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days

5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days

Woman shares about her struggles with chronic pain, including taboo topics.

17 'Surprising' Symptoms of Lupus No One Talks About

The Mighty and the Lupus Foundation of America communities share symptoms of lupus that aren't as well known, but can still be just as debilitating.

18 of the Most Ridiculous Things Said to People With Mobility Aids

People who use mobility aids share the most ridiculous things people have said to them.

Allodynia: The Fibromyalgia Pain You’ve Never Heard Of

The writer describes what is like to live with allodynia, a type of pain that is triggered by something that wouldn't typically cause pain, which they experience because of their fibromyalgia.

24 Signs You're Not 'Just Tired,' You Have Chronic Fatigue #chronicfatiguefibromyalgia

24 Signs You're Not 'Just Tired,' You Have Chronic Fatigue

The Mighty community shares signs that indicate they are experiencing chronic fatigue, and aren't "just tired."

Know your rights and speak up if you encounter inaccessibility at the ballot box. #voting #disability #democracy #votingrights #disabilityrights

6 Tips for Voting With a Disability or Illness

The Mighty's Disability Editor Karin Willison offers tips for voters who have a disability, chronic illness or mental health condition.

5 Things We Hope the COVID-19 Pandemic Teaches Nondisabled People | The Mighty

5 Things We Hope the COVID-19 Pandemic Teaches Nondisabled People

We asked The Mighty's community to share what they hope nondisabled people take away from living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 Ways to Boost Intimacy When Your Spouse Has #ChronicPain

5 Ways to Boost Intimacy When Your Spouse Has Chronic Pain

Cathy Genovese suggests ways to be intimate with your spouse other than sex, when chronic pain and chronic illness make that difficult.

I Don't Owe You an Explanation When I Do Something Fun Despite My Chronic Pain

I Don't Owe You an Explanation When I Do Something Fun Despite My Chronic Pain

Why people with chronic pain conditions shouldn't feel judged when they have fun despite their pain.

23 Ways to Help Yourself When You Live on Your Own With ME/CFS #chronicfatigue

23 Ways to Help Yourself When You Live on Your Own With ME/CFS

Living alone with chronic fatigue syndrome, Laura has made a list of what has made living alone with her condition easier for her.

15 Memes That Describe What It’s Like to Live With Constant Pain | The Mighty

15 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Be in Pain 24/7

These memes nail what it's like to live with constant pain.

My motto is, any help helps! I hope you find this list, in whole or in part, helpful! #chronicillness

10 Tips That Just Might Help If You Live With Chronic Illness

Lisa Alioto offers tips and advice that might be helpful to those who live with chronic illness.

15 Things People Receiving Disability Benefits Wish Others Would Stop Saying

15 Things People Receiving Disability Benefits Wish Others Would Stop Saying

Mighty readers share what they want others to stop saying about people who receive disability benefits.

The Mighty community shares photos to demonstrate what different symptoms of fibromyalgia can look like.

13 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia — as Shown in Photos

The Mighty community shares photos to demonstrate what different symptoms of fibromyalgia can look like.

Never forget that you are strong and so much more than a chronic illness. #spoonies #chronicwarriors

The Underlying Paranoia That Can Come With Chronic Illness

Katiuscia Maria describes the paranoia she experiences with her chronic illness.