ChronicBabe Forum

An online resource for young women with chronic illness

Helping you live an awesome life in spite of chronic illness!


Forum Rules - Please Read!

1. Offer solutions and suggestions anytime you can. We want to build a supportive, positive community. If you're just here to complain, there's no room for that...please take complaints somewhere else.
2. Be nice. ChronicBabes are all about finding solutions, not starting arguments. Respect different points of view - you just might learn something.
3. Please don't use profanity, and we will immediately ban anyone who says anything racist, homophobic or otherwise inflammatory. Got it?
4. If you want to post a photo or two (not 10!) of yourself or something that inspires you, great - but don't use the photo or video section to advertise your business or you'll be banned immediately.
5. Have fun! As with all things ChronicBabe-related, we want the Forum to be a place where you can enjoy yourself, get fresh ideas, meet cool people and connect in a positive way. That will happen because you make it happen, so go for it!


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A few words on thoughtfulness

We are a community, which means there are many of us, all from different backgrounds and experiences. When we talk on the forum, we bring unique benefits - and biases - to the table. Please use care when responding to another member's question or statement; she (or he) may be going through a hard time, or may come from a different perspective. Try to be as factually accurate and respectful as possible, and remember that medical advice from another member should never take the place of a health care provider's advice. XO Jenni


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Welcome to the ChronicBabe Forum! As of today, we have more than 2,200 members! YES!!! And, we're growing faster than ever. Join the conversation...and be sure to "friend" Editrix Jenni!

If you're brand new to discussion forums, read this first. As you get comfy with our group, personalize your page and add a profile image (even if you want to be anonymous, give us something nice to look at!) You can add photos that will play in a random slideshow (many members already have, and they're great pics!), or videos for other Babes to watch (we have a bunch already!). You can create a Group within the community (maybe on a specific disease, or a goal you have) and you can chat with other members in our chat room (you can participate any time you're logged in.)

Like the Forum? Grab the Badge on the lower right-hand corner and post it on your blog to help spread our message. Because we're so new, there might be little issues; if you have things you would like to see, please email Jenni by visiting PLUS: Please read the FORUM RULES (to the left) before you dive into the conversation. Thanks!

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Amy replied to Amy's discussion Question about Cortisone Shots in the group Back pain divas
"*giggle*  Yup :D "
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"Welcome Grace!"
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tightropedancer replied to Amy's discussion Question about Cortisone Shots in the group Back pain divas
"Thanks - my doctor thought it would be hard to pinpoint the exact location for the pain so we'll see how it goes. Good to hear it helped you anyway, I guess it's worth a shot (hahaha... ;) )"
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    ** Disclaimer **

    Babes, we are not doctors. Nor are we lawyers. In fact, we're just a bunch of women (and a few men) who are sick and want to share resources. So please be careful what you do after reading medical advice here. Always speak to your health care professional before trying a new medication, supplement, exercise routine, etc. and its staff are not liable if bad stuff happens to you, and we would hate for bad stuff to happen to you! So be smart, savvy, and do your own research. XO Jenni, the Editrix

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    Posted by Samantha Joie on October 23, 2014 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

    After a wonderful four year relationship I've been going through a break up for the past three months. And I say "going through" it because it wasn't a clean break. I thought all kinds of things. "Maybe we can just stay friends." "If we both still love each other what's the point of being miserable apart?" "Maybe I could live with things the way they are now." But I couldn't. I was fighting so hard to keep heart, to avoid the foods I was supposed to, take the right vitamins, keep exercising,… Continue

    Hi, I'm New!!

    Posted by Meghan Curran on September 23, 2014 at 1:14pm 0 Comments

    Hey babes!

    So I am  new to this, so I thought I'd introduce myself and tell you about my experience with Chronic  illness.

    I was diagnosed with ME/CFS in June 2013. I had all the tests that took some time and then my doctor sat me down and said "You have ME, there isn't much that can be done,  I'll sign you up for CBT and GET". He explained what it was and then pretty much sent me on my merry little way.

     In the UK, the lack of understanding, awareness and funding are…


    Chronic pain without narcotic pain killers

    Posted by Dana Wilber on July 23, 2014 at 9:32am 0 Comments

    Hi --

    I have been dealing with chronic migraines/persistent daily headache for 3+ years and the only thing (trust me, from botox to nerve blocks to multiple hospitalizations for DHE) was narcotics for the pain. Needless to say, that just got worse and worse. Just got a new dr who I really like and I wanted to go to her clean so I quit the pain meds cold turkey. Two things I learned.

    A) Don't do this by yourself unless you want to go nuts

    B) Don't do this by…




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