Questions About the Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) Diagnosis
Sometimes PMR is hard to diagnose. Many have to persist—through scores of tests, misdiagnoses, misinformation, and lack of knowledge—to find out what's wrong with them. This article is to help newly diagnosed PMR sufferers understand what is happening to them and know what to ask their doctors.
I Don't Want to Take Prednisone for PMR: Are Corticosteroids Necessary?
If you've just been diagnosed with PMR and feel leery of taking prednisone, this article will list the pros and cons of choosing to use steroids and the effectiveness of other PMR treatments to help you see the larger picture.
When Rheumatoid Arthritis Struck With a Vengeance!
Life can throw us a curve ball sometimes. It’s up to us whether we want to let it keep going or hit it out of the park. Learn about my experience with this disease and how I've been able to manage it.
My Atypical Experience With Celiac Disease Symptoms and Diagnosis
I've gotten quite a few eye-rolls from waiters when I ask if something has gluten in it. I know it's often a fad diet, but celiac disease runs in my family, and gluten has severe consequences for me. Read on for the full story of my unusual experience with celiac.
Hashimoto's Disease: My Life As a Zombie
Hashimoto's is a complex illness with many different symptoms. Here is a snapshot of my experience fighting this debilitating disease, from the countless medical trials in my eight-year path to a correct diagnosis and my current methods for reclaiming my life despite its many difficulties.
Prozac: Finally, Something That Works for My MS Fatigue
At long last, I have found a drug that helps me with my fatigue due to multiple sclerosis: Prozac. I never thought I'd be so happy to tell the world I am a Prozac user, but it has done what many other drugs and supplements I've tried have failed to do.
How Lupus Impacted My Life and How I Controlled the Symptoms
Lupus is curious disease that greatly decreases your quality of life. Trust me—I've lived with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) for over 45 years. I'll walk you through what it was like to live with lupus and the changes I had to make to regain control of my life.