Chronic Pain

Inspiring stories about people persevering despite living in invisible pain.

Why Facebook Diets And Chronic Illness Don't Mix

That latest fad diet lighting up social media might be good for healthy people, but for a person with a chronic condition, it's a lot more complicated.

Coming Out Of The Chronic Closet

As a chronically ill teenager entering my freshman year at college, I'm learning that it's time to stop hiding who I am.
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The 15 Year Long Headache

Joshua May has woken up with a headache every single day for the last 15 years, but he's still not going to let life pass him by.

Cartoonist in Hell

Drawing comics for a living isn't all fun and games, says Evan Dorkin. Especially when you're living with chronic pain.

Doctors, Stop Gaslighting Women in Pain

For almost 4,000 years, doctors have been treating women in pain less seriously than men. That needs to stop. Now.
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Racing From Pain To Passion

When she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, Sarah McPherson thought she might never do sports again. Now an indomitable triathlete, they call her the Fearless Warrior.

My Life As A Migraineur

A life filled with chronic migraines is a trial by fire. You come out the other end with strength you didn't even know you had.

How Birdwatching Helps Save Me From Chronic Pain

'Peace and patience' are rare commodities when you live with pain... but a day spent birding is an extra day added to your life.

The Sexpert Helping Bring Self-Love To Everyone

People with disabilities or illness need as much comfort as anyone, and maybe more. That's why Alice Jones, who has inflammatory arthritis, has made it her mission to talk openly about sex toys.