Invisible Illness

Collection by The Mighty • Last updated 2 hours ago


Personal stories and helpful advice for people living with invisible illnesses. We might not look sick, but we are.

The Mighty
5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days.sadly, I will admit to all of this. My husband always asks "what are you thinking?", " why are you so quiet?this explains it waaaaay better than I can. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain Quotes, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Hypermobility, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Hypothyroidism

5 Things I Don’t Admit on My Bad Pain Days

Woman shares about her struggles with chronic pain, including taboo topics.

5 Ways to Boost Intimacy When Your Spouse Has #ChronicPain

5 Ways to Boost Intimacy When Your Spouse Has Chronic Pain

Cathy Genovese suggests ways to be intimate with your spouse other than sex, when chronic pain and chronic illness make that difficult.

Never forget that you are strong and so much more than a chronic illness. #spoonies #chronicwarriors Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, You Are Strong, Sick

The Underlying Paranoia That Can Come With Chronic Illness

Katiuscia Maria describes the paranoia she experiences with her chronic illness.

The Sides of #Bipolar Disorder People Don't Talk About

The Sides of Bipolar Disorder People Don't Talk About

A woman reveals the different sides of bipolar disorder that aren't often mentioned.

23 Ways to Help Yourself When You Live on Your Own With ME/CFS #chronicfatigue

23 Ways to Help Yourself When You Live on Your Own With ME/CFS

Living alone with chronic fatigue syndrome, Laura has made a list of what has made living alone with her condition easier for her.

  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Mental Illness, Wife Quotes, Strong Quotes, Attitude Quotes, Quotes Quotes, Itchy Sunburn

Allodynia: The Fibromyalgia Pain You’ve Never Heard Of

The writer describes what is like to live with allodynia, a type of pain that is triggered by something that wouldn't typically cause pain, which they experience because of their fibromyalgia.

The following are some important tips I have gathered on #PPA.  I hope they helps someone else, as they have really helped me. #postpartum #postpartumanxiety

5 Things to Know About Postpartum Anxiety

A woman with postpartum disorders shares ways to cope with postpartum anxiety.

What People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because of Your Social Anxiety | The Mighty Anxiety Coping Skills, Anxiety Tips, Anxiety Help, Stress And Anxiety, Social Anxiety Treatment, Social Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Facts, Do I Have Anxiety, Health

24 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because of Your Social Anxiety

We asked people with social anxiety in The Mighty's mental health community to share one thing people don't realize they're doing because of their social anxiety.

My motto is, any help helps! I hope you find this list, in whole or in part, helpful! #chronicillness Chronic Illness Quotes, Hypermobility, My Motto, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Fight The Good Fight, Invisible Illness, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Disorders

10 Tips That Just Might Help If You Live With Chronic Illness

Lisa Alioto offers tips and advice that might be helpful to those who live with chronic illness.

Know your rights and speak up if you encounter inaccessibility at the ballot box. #voting #disability #democracy #votingrights #disabilityrights

6 Tips for Voting With a Disability or Illness

The Mighty's Disability Editor Karin Willison offers tips for voters who have a disability, chronic illness or mental health condition.

There are powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant benefits, and also it has vitamins and minerals that provide detox-support along with a lot of different essential nutrients that promote superior health. Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Illness Quotes, Trigger Point Therapy, Autoimmune Disease, Thyroid Disease, Invisible Illness, Pain Management

13 Symptoms of Fibromyalgia � as Shown in Photos

The Mighty community shares photos to demonstrate what different symptoms of fibromyalgia can look like.

Here are some ways you can best enter into the life of the chronically ill person you love, and do your best to support them. #spoonie #chronicillness The New Normal, Holistic Wellness, Journal Prompts, Mental Health Awareness, Ted Talks, Positive Mindset, Emotional Intelligence, Health Coach, Girl Boss

12 Ways You Can Support Your Chronically Ill Friend

Are you wondering how to enter into your chronically ill friend's world? Here are some suggestions.

Why people with chronic pain conditions shouldn't feel judged when they have fun despite their pain. Occipital Neuralgia, Chronic Illness Quotes, Facial Nerve, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Crps, Thyroid Problems, Nerve Pain

I Don't Owe You an Explanation When I Do Something Fun Despite My Chronic Pain

Why people with chronic pain conditions shouldn't feel judged when they have fun despite their pain.