Diagnosis Number Three: Lupus. | My Meena Life.

Diagnosis Number Three: Lupus.

Three chronic illnesses?  Lupus? This is starting to get out of hand. In November of 2015 I began suffering from debilitating pain while living in Germany.  This pain, along with other symptoms, has made it very difficult for me to function normally. Going to the doctor in Germany (several doctors, actually) turned out to be less than helpful, […]

Me vs. medication as a chronically ill person.

Me vs. Medication.

I hate taking medication. I always have, even when I was just a child with a cold (that syrup was nasty).  Yet, as someone who has (so far) accumulated two chronic illnesses, taking medication isn’t really optional at this point.  I’ve been on so many different medications already: anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, anti-malarials, anti-depressants, muscle relaxers, and […]

Staying Positive in the Face of Progressive Pain.

In some ways, chronic pain is similar to depression.  Both can knock you out, even on your best days, and you never see it coming. I still find it a bit hard to believe that I was only 24 years old when a doctor told me that I had early onset osteoarthritis.  You could have […]

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