Chronic illness is no fun. If you're here, you already know that.

Iā€™m Julia, and I've been living with chronic illness for more than a decade. My doctors are fantastic, my husband is beyond supportive, my friends are helpful and delightful, and it is still a struggle to get through every single day. This site is here to share the rants, resources, reviews, and ruminations I've created in my time as an angry invalid.

Which Painkiller Is Best?

Interesting article by Julia Belluz at reviews research on the efficacy of over-the-counter painkillers. My own experience, and what I've gleaned from discussions with other chronic pain patients, is that individual responsiveness to painkillers varies tremendously from person to person, but Belluz's roundup of the research data is very useful.

A Tale of Bad Science and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Assertive Patient

The Assertive Patient