Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Mental Health Activist

5 Ways Schizophrenia Changes You

Living with schizophrenia changes you in five important ways:

1.  You often become "invisible."

Some of us have outward appearances of schizophrenia: talking to voices aloud, uncombed hair, mannerisms a little "off." Others can fit right in to society and hold jobs and Read moreChevron

My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Progesterone Helps Weight Loss

Progesterone Helps Weight Loss

It can certainly be frustrating to do all the right things to lose weight or to maintain your weight at a healthy level and not get the desired results. You eat right and you exercise and still do not get the dividends. 


If you are a woman who has had a child, used... Read moreChevron

posted 09/19/2015, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Building A Relationship With Your Rheumatologist

My first rheumatologist and I really had a love-hate relationship.  When I first met him, I did not really like him, and he was very critical of me.  There were a few times when I considered finding a new doctor.  Ultimately, I stayed with my first rheumatologist from six months prior to diagnosis and for the next five years... Read moreChevron

posted 09/15/2015, comments (0)|
Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Health Guide

Marianna has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. RA has taught her to be flexible, even when her joints were not.

Move Through Anger and Resentment When You Have RA

You want to do what you want to do, go where you want to go, but your body may have other ideas when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It may be a case of the mind being willing, but the flesh is not. Undoubtedly, this can be a great source of frustration, resentment and anger. It can also lead to unnecessary suffering and... Read moreChevron

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Eye Health: Complications to Watch Out For

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes and vision?  Just as RA is an inflammatory disease which attacks bones and joints, it can also attack the eyes.  Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.  As patients living with complicated medical... Read moreChevron

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