irritable bowel syndrome

Katie Cupcake Life With ME
A spoonie makeup and beauty fanatic, taking life with ME and Fibromyalgia day by day.
Living Today Well
As a lifelong “spoonie” I have faced the blank stare of doctors who can’t or have no idea how to help, the glare of unbelieving bosses (and “friends”) and pity in the eyes of those who truly love and care for me. I have experienced both good and bad times, like most of you.

I have fought to recover from nine major intestinal surgeries, ongoing intestinal inflammation, chronic debilitating nausea, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, abnormal kidney and liver function, abnormal endocrine function, cancerous fibroid tumors resulting in multiple surgeries finally necessitating a full hysterectomy… and now my new favorite – abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome – or ACNES.

I have spent my life adapting my behaviors and activities to achieve a level of normality. And I have been quite successful at times. Other times – not so much. I have learned to be very good at hiding my symptoms and medical issues by slapping on a happy face, and some great make-up! I am sure you have too.

So I decided to start this blog to create a resource to make those days a bit more bearable. A place where I strive to find the nugget of goodness in this sea of negativity; the crumb of information or encouragement that may just help one of my fellow “spoonies.” My goal is to share the lessons I have learned and the methods that help me. Hopefully I will help you, make the most you can out of every day.
Managing Chronic Pain and Overcoming Disability with Assistive Technology
Sharing my knowledge on managing chronic pain and overcoming my disability with the help of speech recognition and other assistive technology tools.
Moving Naturally with Hypermobility
Education for patients and healthcare providers on proper physical therapy techniques, natural movement, and restorative exercise for Hypermobility Syndromes, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), including the complexities often caused by overlapping conditions.

Living with chronic pain is one of the hardest things that many of us have to endure on a daily basis. Living with pain while also coping with the multi-systemic effects of joint hypermobility, commonly diagnosed as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), is even more challenging. One of the best treatments for chronic pain due to Hypermobility Syndromes/EDS is learning how to move and exercise properly — our muscles do what our connective tissues cannot.

Move More. Move Better.
Not So Average Mama
Not So Average Mama blog is a blog about life in general. I write about many topics including Chronic illness and alternative ways of treating. We are also an unschooling family. I work as a professional photographer and spend my spare time with my kids at roller derby as well as fostering puppies.
Sharing Myself With Fibromyalgia
A blog for sharing my positive holistic approach to living a healthy life with Fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions
She Triumphs
An almost 30 year old trying to end the stigma of mental illness and raise awareness of different medical conditions, with a focus on Borderline Personality Disorder.
Simon R. Stones
Simon R. Stones blogs about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as advocacy and research opportunities for patients and the wider community.
Spoonie Sanctuary
Chronic Pain Support For All
Taking the Long Way Home
A blog about running and aging and pushing your limits.
The Enigma – Wrapped in a DNA Encoded Riddle
Single, empty nester, living with chronic Illness who in 2016 was struck with yet another illness that left the rural Doctors of the small Midwest town she was living stumped. This is her journey through a silent home, a long road trip and clinging to the hope for answers.
The girl with the five lads
British Lifestyle blogger with chronic illness, 5 sons, red lipstick and a massive smile.
The Invisible F
A blog about life with fibromyalgia and depression
The Mama Space
The Mama Space is a lifestyle blog about a combination of my life raising 3 boys with Autism, my family, and my many chronic illnesses – ADHD, OCD, generalized and social anxiety, Bipolar 2 with Borderline Personality traits, Fibromyalgia, gastroparesis, among others.
The Online Life Of Laura
My blog was created to give me a space to talk about my chronic illness and general feelings and to feel like I am a part of the outside world but over time, more pages have been added to it as I have realised that I am not my illnesses and that there is so much more to me including the things I enjoy and do well such as baking, making and having fun with friends and family.
The Sick and the Dating
Rare CSF disease, allergies, mast cell activation syndrome, asthma, IBS, Hashimoto’s, alopecia universalis, fibromyalgia, Lyme’s disease, dating
This Is Feliz
I write beauty product reviews and Spoonie guides and how to’s for the chronically ill.