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Laura Chamberlain
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Chronic illness blogger (ME/CFS and Fibromylagia)
Chronic illness blogger (ME/CFS and Fibromylagia)

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What does #endometriosis feel like? My symptoms and my story #endometriosisawareness

I discovered quite last minute that it was endometriosis awareness week starting from today and I felt the need to write a post for the occasion, because, frankly, it’s a subject that still gets me riled up. An estimated one in ten women suffer from…

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A man walked into a pub... and I fell in love: The story of me and my partner #valentinesday

I was in a pub, near Waterloo station. I was fairly squiffy on cider and beer. We were celebrating the birthday of a uni friend, Will, who is an extremely generous soul and ensured my glass was always full (much like my dear departed Grandad Ken). But the…

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Making tea with brain fog (a video in which I attempt to be funny) #spoonieproblems #brainfog

Ok, so my last post (the poem I performed) was a bit heavy. I made people cry. And while that was a good reaction to something in which I try to shine a light on the reality of chronic illness, I figured I should follow it up either something a bit…

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A poem I've written about life with #chronicillness

#spoonies #poetry #chroniclife #spoonielife

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Five years ago, TED Fellow Jen Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable. In this poignant talk, Brea describes the obstacles she's encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don't fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb3yp4uJhq0

( #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis / #MyalgicE / #MyE / #MECFS / #CFSME / #ChronicFatigueSyndrome / #MEawareness / #MEaware/ #MEawarenessmonth / #Spoonie / #ME / #NeuroME / #CFS / #Spoonies / #CFIDS/ #InvisibleIllness #ChronicIllness / #SEID / #SystemicExertionIntoleranceDisease )

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A year forward, a year past. 2016 has been an odd year for me. I seem to recall saying the same at the end of 2015 but this year has been odder still. While 2015 was the year of new symptoms, 2016 was one of revelations. I started the year with a new…

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The undiagnosis of my #endometriosis -How it went undetected for so long #womenshealth

Okay, so my first sentence is going to contradict my headline: I’ve just been diagnosed with severe endometriosis. But I what I want to write about is how it got so bad without any of my specialists, my GP or myself even questioning if I had it (until…

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New blog: Cheaper online #christmasshopping - some links to save some £s #shopping #christmas

Ok, so this is a really quick post. I was just on a site sharing deals with people and realised some of you guys might want to know about them and other ways I go about saving a few £s online too as I know it is the only way many of us can shop. […]
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