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Living with an illness that can make your stomach feel like its constantly on fire, cause extreme nausea and make you lose weight rapidly can be a very stressful experience. As a result, Caleigh has found a number of ways to stay occupied and positive, even when going through tough times health-wise.
Many of you have asked how to protect yourself from COVID-19 due to compromised immunity from chronic illness, or chemo treatment. We asked two of our clinical advisors what they are advising their patients.
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"EDS has ravaged my body and my life in every conceivable way." Read Rachel's inspiring journey through chronic illness, her disorders, and how she didn't let it come in the way of her education and profession.
"For many months they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I would vomit every time I ate. I couldn’t hold anything down, which led to malnutrition, fatigue, dizziness, and passing out." Read Kristy's inspiring journey!
"The typical POTS at-home treatments: compression socks, salt, electrolytes, small meals, and working out was not helping me." Read Ash's story of how they battle dysautonomia every day and chooses to be positive and grateful. 
"I started the treatment with peripheral IVs but with EDS, my veins couldn’t hold up to the constant poking" Read Madelieline's journey through EDS symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
This post provides an overview of Pulmonary Hypertension, its causes, types, symptoms, risk factors, and complications.
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"My legs got so heavy that after 3 steps, it felt like I was walking into a wall and I couldn’t go any further." Alicia Kubes shares her experiences with Pulmonary Hypertension and life with chronic illness. 
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We address common questions about PICC Line Care: How Do I Care For My PICC Line? How Do You Flush a PICC Line? Can I Drink Alcohol With a PICC Line? How to Change the PICC Line Dressing.
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I used to be quite active prior to falling ill. Things changed after Lyme. After many misdiagnosis, I learned that I had to be my own advocate with my medical care, dealing with health insurance and keeping a positive outlook.
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With my diagnosis came immediate relief, but that relief was all too temporary. Lyme disease felt like the answer I had been waiting for, but with the lack of research and understanding I soon realized that a Lyme diagnosis didn’t win me any battles, it only redirected me towards new ones
Valerie Brock is bravely fighting Late Stage Lyme disease. Here she sheds light on the the hard realities behind common Lyme Disease sayings, symptoms and struggles.

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