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Understanding the Connection Between Trauma and Chronic Pain

In 2016, I got sick and then I stayed sick. First, it was a spike in my anxiety that struck me, making it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Then it was a UTI, which led to a kidney infection. Then a viral sinus infection that lasted three months. After that, I had the stomach flu accompanied by a herpes outbreak. Six months later, when the string of viruses had finished with me, I was utterly exhausted. I slept for fourteen hours a night and napped throughout the day. 
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Understanding the Connection Between Trauma and Chronic Pain

My Journey From Period Pain To Co-Founding Somedays

I was 9 years old the first time I went to the hospital for abdominal pain. I remember my mom telling me the doctor was going to ask if I had started my period yet...

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You’re Not Going Crazy: Managing your Menstrual Emotions

It’s 8AM. You wake up in a pool of your own blood.  Fuck.  It’s happening again.  You look for your bottle of Tylenol. Your room’s a mess.  There’s no point. You learned the hard way...

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My Journey with Provoked Vestibulodynia

Five years ago, if I had been asked to write a 1200-word blog post on my physical, sexual, and mental health struggles, I would have fallen short by a thousand words. Unfortunately, in the present day,...

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The Different Treatments I Tried to Treat My Vaginismus

When I was first diagnosed with Vaginismus after a strenuous journey, I could feel the relief slowly evade my senses, though this sense of relief was short-lived. I originally thought the diagnosis would be the...

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How My Endometriosis Led Me To Become a Nutritionist

“She is just unlucky, she can either go on the pill or get pregnant.” My doctor told my 11 year old self.  I started my period when I was 10 years old and the first few ones...

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A Curious Touch: Exploring Intimacy With My Menstruating Body

For most of my adult life, come my monthly menstruating, my body isn’t one I have particularly liked or felt good in. Three or four days before I bleed, everything starts to get a little...

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How I Improved My Endometriosis and My PCOS

Hi! My name is Mikaela, and I am an Endometriosis and PCOS warrior! When it comes to your mental health, it's important to acknowledge that it's just one part of your overall health. In many ways, your physical...

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Toxic Things I Learned About Periods in the Catholic School System

I got my first period in the summer between grades 6 and 7. I remember being at the park with my friends months later and one of them said, “I wonder which of us will...

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How My Chronic Pain Led Me To Entrepreneurship

I have been building businesses since I could talk. Lemonade stands, hair cutting, tutoring, babysitting, if there was a way to structure something into a repeatable action, I was all over it. My parents sent me to an...

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