Marijuana, Hemp & CBD.

For thousands of years, humans and animals alike have been using plants to help them heal. We still do. That is why we have Lavender baby bath, Chamomile Tea, Aloe in our lotions, and health food stores.

Believe it or not, we have also been using marijuana, hemp, and it’s derivatives in the US, up until about 70 yrs ago, with no issues whatsoever. Doctors were prescribing it for hundreds of years.

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Calling all (invisible) Warriors!

Every day I see more and more people being added to groups, and forums who are chronically ill,  and confused about what to do. Some have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, some with Fibro., MS, and/or ME/CFS, and many more. Some carry the badge of “All of the Above”. Continue reading “Calling all (invisible) Warriors!”

Kratom: Wonder Leaf, or Deadly Crutch? A Review of “A Leaf of Faith”.

In “A Leaf of Faith”, Chris, who struggles with chronic pain, and addiction on a daily basis, delves into the Kratom debate.  His interviews with doctors, scientists, and politicians, on both sides of the debate, are thought provoking,

I have a terrible head cold, so last night, I was scrolling through Netflix, and found a documentary with an interesting name: “A Leaf of Faith”. I had no idea what it was about, it is a new release, and I saw the word “Kratom” in the description. Discussions about the use of Kratom have been popping up all over, and when something like this comes along, I have to know more.  Continue reading “Kratom: Wonder Leaf, or Deadly Crutch? A Review of “A Leaf of Faith”.”

Chronic {Invisible} Illness – How to cope with intolerance; and what “well” people should know.

“How to deal with assholes the behavior of others when we can barely function, is a life skill we’ve had to learn the hard way.”

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Faith, Hope, and Complacency.

“Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.“ – (Red) The Shawshank Redemption.

Hey everyone,  I guess it’s been awhile. To be honest, I just haven’t felt inspired enough, or angry enough to crank out a post. My apologies, but, as you know, such is the life of a person with a chronic illness…

Let’s just call it what it is: CHRONIC LYME DISEASE.

Yes, it does exist, and no matter what you are told, it’s NOT all in your head.

I was reminded of this, quite abruptly, while watching “The Bleeding Edge” on Netflix. Follow the link, and read the article. If you have any kind of man made parts in your body, brace yourself. Then, come back, and read my rant.

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Our Drugs – Part 1 – SSRI’s: Prozac®, et al.

Follow me back in time…

Five years ago, while seeking only the 2nd opinion about my illness, I went to an MD, who told me that all of my symptoms were psychosomatic. In his opinion, my symptoms were the result of increased stress, and depression.

(This assumption, by many a health care professional, may in fact, be doing more harm than good.)

So…

He wrote me a prescription for Prozac®. Continue reading “Our Drugs – Part 1 – SSRI’s: Prozac®, et al.”

This really “bugs” me…

In this information age, it is a daunting task to sift through all of the misinformation out there. Even seemingly small things, such as calling a tick a “Lyme Tick”, or assuming that only Dog ticks feast on dogs…SMH… can result in confusion, causing people to put off seeing a doctor, under the assumption that there is no risk.

If you have Lyme Disease, or any vector borne illness, you already know how difficult it is to be properly diagnosed, and treated. You have most likely been ridiculed, dismissed, or labeled “nuts”. Chances are, you have been told that your test results showed a false positive result, or, that there is no such disease in the area you live in.

This lack of concern, and denial, often results in chronic conditions, and a lifetime of pain.

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