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30 Things I am Thankful for #fibromyalgia-Term Life

I got the inspiration for this post from reading Michele Scism’s post.  It is great to learn about what other people are thankful for. My husband, Aldo – married almost 7 years and together almost 10 years My son, Mikey – I love to see how is face lights up when he sees me ...

Newer antipsychotics for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder generally requires lifelong medication. Today, second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are sometimes used for maintenance treatment, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or other mood stabilisers. SGA is prescribed in relatively high numbers of cases of bipolar disorder. According to The Swedish National Quality Register for Bipolar Disorder, a com­bina­tion of SGA...

Actress overcomes debilitating scoliosis with miracle surgery

A New Jersey woman’s Hollywood dream was the straw that nearly broke her back — pushing her into excruciating pain following a 15-year battle with severe scoliosis. Caroline Heinle, 31, moved out to the West Coast to kickstart her blossoming career as an actress, not thinking twice about the 46-degree curve in her spine. But as...

Case Studies: Diet Changes Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is the first of a series of posts where I will be posting results from my research project. In this post I look at documented case studies where diet changes have eliminated or reduced symptoms of RA. I’ve given a summary of the studies as well as a chart with the findings. You...

How to Be Friends With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder-Term Life

Borderline personality disorder is a monumental pain to live with, both for those of us diagnosed, and those trying to support us. The diagnostic criteria are absolutely huge, and if you were to sit 10 people with borderline in the same room, chances are symptoms would manifest differently for all of them. We can...

12 things you should know before dating someone with borderline personality disorder

In case you weren’t familiar, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health problem. When someone has it, their attitudes, beliefs and behaviour can cause longstanding problems in their (and your) life. It can be incredibly scary and incredibly daunting at the same time. You often struggle to deal with your own emotions yourself, let alone letting someone...

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