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Living with Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia
October 20, 2021

Jimmy and Charles met when they were 18 and 19 years old, just a few years after Charles had been diagnosed with idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (IVT). At 13 he underwent surgery to implant a pacem

Living with Adrenal Cancer, Heart Failure, Diabetes Insipidus and More
October 13, 2021

Brooke has been diagnosed with over a dozen health conditions. Her diagnostic journey began with relatively manageable diseases including asthma, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s

Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease and Fibromyalgia
October 05, 2021

Elias has a trio of chronic pain syndromes, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease and fibromyalgia. Ankylosing spondylitis is the least well-known of these conditions, and involves a cycle of inflam

Living with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
September 29, 2021

Nolan had been living with unexplained exhaustion for years before their health flare-up kicked into high gear. Suddenly they were experiencing seizures, weakness, gait issues and vocal/motor ticks. W

Living with Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia
September 22, 2021

Frankie’s life has changed dramatically since developing nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP). She has the fibrotic form of the disease which causes permanent scarring of the lung tissue, making

Late Stage Lyme Disease: Diagnosed 20 Years Later
September 15, 2021

At 11 years old, it was common for Emily to play in the grassy field of the buffalo farm where she grew up. One day she was bitten by a tick, developing a bullseye rash around the bite. Within weeks s

Tools to Overcome Crippling Social Anxiety
September 08, 2021

Many people don’t understand the complex severity of crippling social anxiety, and how it can prevent individuals from seeking experiences that might involve social interaction. An individual won’t ju

Living with Histamine Intolerance
September 01, 2021

Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, or have experienced some form of environmental sensitivity in their lives. But for Elizabeth, navigating the world with histamine intolerance means she must

What is Chronic Pain? PHD Researcher on the Future of Pain Management
August 18, 2021

This week on the Major Pain podcast we have a special double episode with Dr. Chris Fowler, a research health scientist with his PHD in clinical psychology. In this wide-ranging discussion, he shares

Beginning the Diagnostic Journey for a Mystery Illness
August 11, 2021

Mak lived with health issues for years, but didn’t realize she might have an underlying illness until Covid-19 shut down the world. A musical theater performer and dancer, Mak was accustomed to her bo