The F Word

Content warning: suicidal ideation, medical negligence, medical gaslighting, trauma, grief, depression, depictions of medical symptoms. Please note: This post will make reference to the pros and cons of certain treatments for Fibromyalgia. However, this is not medical advice. Please speak to your doctor. Why do so many of us refer to Fibromyalgia as "The F…

PMDD – The Insatiable Monster That Won’t Stop Chasing Me

Content warning: suicidal ideation, self-harm, violence, dissociative episodes, intrusive thoughts, trauma. Please note: In today’s post I will be sharing my personal experience with Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD. Part of me has been dreading sharing the details of some of my pre-treatment thoughts and behaviours, but I believe it is important to talk about…

Misconceptions About Cortisol That Keep Me up at Night

Content warning: potentially distressing descriptions of medical procedures and symptoms, medical negligence. You may or may not have already read that I used to suffer from a condition called "Hypoadrenalism," an illness which prevents your adrenal glands from properly producing the hormone cortisol. This can have many different causes which we will discuss in greater…