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Chronic Illness Women still need Friendship

Chronic Illness Women still need Friendship

People change. That’s a given. They don’t always change together.

Now you need to learn to allow someone new into that space, someone who understands the new you, who doesn’t care who the old you was. A chronic illness sister is someone who will love and respect you for life, because she knows suffering.

She knows.

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Fact Sheet: Lupus

Fact Sheet: Lupus

Imagine having to live with the worst hangover day in and day out. The fatigue caused by Lupus can be a burden to live with, you have to take care to rest as much as possible to avoid flares.

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Fact Sheet: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Fact Sheet: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is unpredictable and can cause immense physical pain that can cause inflammation, pain, nausea and cramping to name just a few. It can be embarrassing for a woman to discuss openly due to the nature of the condition which can cause anxiety and mental health problems down the line.

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Fact Sheet: Interstitial cystitis (IC)

Fact Sheet: Interstitial cystitis (IC)

IC feels like having a permanent urinary tract infection without an infection. It leaves you painfully aware of where the next bathroom is because, for some just holding the smallest amount of urine in can be excruciating. It can also feel like cramps and burning pains.

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Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerance

Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerance

A person with a food intolerance will often have a delayed reaction as the food moves through the digestive tract. In allergy sufferers however, the reaction can be immediate, even just contact with the skin, as in those with fish allergies, can cause a rash to develop.

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Fact Sheet: Fistula

Fact Sheet: Fistula

Fistula’s have an extensive impact on a person’s mental state. Having a Fistula can be embarrassing and isolating, it can cause painful sex and have a harmful effect on relationships due to the nature of the condition.

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Fact Sheet: Fibromyalgia

Fact Sheet: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects around 7 times as many women as men. Due to the widespread nature of the pain it can feel like the body is in a constant war with itself – as if your body is covered in invisible bruises from multiple attacks by enemies.

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