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Various Illnesses Patient
Haughton, LA


I was diagnosed with PTSD, Severe Chronic Depression, Fibromyalgia and Cervical Disk Disease. I am 42 years old and feel like 90. I have a 10-year-old son who has started to take on the role of his mother's keeper and this breaks my heart. I lost my job due to these illnesses, therefore, I have had to apply for disability and wait, and wait, and wait. Half of my life is over...these should be the best years, yet, they have turned into a nightmare of pain and fatigue. Not to mention the financial stress this has put on my family. Please make Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome two of the chronic illnesses on your list. Believe me, they deserve to be on there.

YOUR STORIES
Karin M. Amour, Fibromyalgia
Lyssa Bode, Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome
Frankie Campling, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Laura Cerasuolo, Fibromyalgia/Myofacialsyndrome
Karen Cerio, Fibromyalgia
Rhonda Dewinter, Various Immune Diseases
Jennifer Embree, Fibromyalgia/Raynaud's Syndrome
Lynne Enman, Turner Syndrome/Various
Fibromyalgia Patient, Covington, KY
John Kennedy, Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome
Susan Larick, Fibromyalgia
Melissa Lawler, Fibromyalgia
Irene Leeder, Fibromyalgia/Various
Cait Lommel, Pseudotumor Cerebri
Jennifer Munn, Chronic Lyme Disease
Robin Poole, Fibromyalgia/Lupus
Pam Schmidt, Phenylketonuria
Lynn Tonoli, Various
Various Patient, Haughton, LA
Suzanne Witt, Muscular Dystrophy/Fibromyalgia

ARCHIVED STORIES

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Jose Pedro Greer, Physician
W.F. Nagle, Physician
Ronda Riebman, Exercise
Cathleen Schilling, Case Manager
Jim Sykes

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