How Lyme Disease Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Dealing with any type of chronic illness can have a negative effect on your mental health. Besides coping with your symptoms, you have to navigate the complicated medical world of doctor’s appointments and tests – all while managing to still care for yourself. You might experience heightened anxiety or bouts with depression because of this struggle. If you have Lyme disease, these battles can be even more difficult. This condition is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, which can end up having
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You’re Not Alone: How to Find a Morgellons Support Group

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Even though Morgellons disease affects thousands of people every year, it can sometimes still feel like you’re fighting the battle alone. Unfortunately, many doctors are not educated about the condition, so you might spend your time getting them up to speed. Additionally, because of some of the more unique symptoms (including feeling a sensation of insects crawling under the skin), Morgellons can be difficult to explain to friends and family. That’s why it’s crucial for you to find a network
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4 Reasons Lyme Disease Causes Anxiety (And How You Can Fight It!)

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Anxiety is an insidious mental disorder that has the potential to completely cripple sufferers. Those who have never experienced anxiety often write it off as merely feeling anxious, but in reality it is a far more deep-rooted condition. It can rear its head at the most unlikely of times, without any perceivable external factors, and can vanish just as quickly. In other cases, it can be linked to a trigger mechanism, which can vary hugely on a case-to-case basis. Anxiety
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How Mindfulness Can Help You Cope with Chronic Illness

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If you suffer from a chronic illness, you’ve probably had at least one doctor or friend who has suggested activities that promote mindfulness – whether that’s yoga, meditation, tai chi or something similar. But when you’re suffering from serious symptoms, it can be difficult to see how these suggestions can actually help you feel better. So here’s a breakdown of how practising mindfulness can support you on your healing journey. The main focus of mindfulness is to stay present and
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How To Stay Stress-Free Through The Christmas Season

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Despite its intention as a season of warmth, cheer and relaxation, Christmas is often an incredibly stressful time for many people. December seems to shoot by in the blink of an eye, and between the numerous social commitments, gift lists and family planning, there’s barely time to breathe. There’s also the cold weather to contend with; as winter sets in and the days get shorter, there’s always the increased risk of catching a cold or flu and being bed-bound for
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