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Explaining Away an Uncomfortable Truth

So...warning. I'm kinda ranting here. 🙂 A family member of mine recently got diagnosed with Lyme. Since then, while sharing this recent discovery with her friends/family, many have asked her, "Do you think that's really what it is? Are you sure Lyme is really what you have?" To which my family member's inward response has …

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What It’s Like Having a Migraine

Ever had a migraine? Do you know a migraine sufferer? A migraine is not just a common or severe headache. It is that, but much more. A migraine with aura means a migraine accompanied by sensory disturbances or odd perceptions or sensitivities to various stimuli. An aura is something that can show up for people …

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Battles in My Head

Another piece I wrote about depression - pretty sure in 2016. Slightly modified.