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hair loss and chronic illness…

hair loss and chronic illness…

I’d love to tell you that before developing postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and mast cell activation disorder (MCAD), I had silky, lustrous locks. But that would be a lie. I have always had unfortunate hair. I was born with a thick black mop atop my head. As a little girl, it lightened up a lot and had cute little curls on the ends. But then I turned into a bit of a tomboy and my mom cut off all…

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further down the rabbit hole…

further down the rabbit hole…

It has been an interesting few weeks – the Cubs finally won the World Series, Donald Trump will be President, marijuana is now legal in California, and I have two “new diagnoses”, although I use those terms loosely, as one is not really new, and one is not really a diagnosis. For the one that is not actually a diagnosis”: My doctor’s assumption of being peri-menopausal was correct. What. the. f*ck. I’m in my mid (okay, late) 30’s, so this…

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uncontrolled…

uncontrolled…

Anyone who has met me wouldn’t be surprised to hear that I think I’m a bit of a control freak.¬†It probably then doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that I like having control over my body.¬†Having postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) tends to throw the occasional wrench is my well-oiled wheel of bodily control. Unfortunately, as I recently discovered, so does stopping certain prescriptions. About ten months ago, I stopped taking birth control pills. For a control freak, this…

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