02 - Lets Feel Better w/ Ilana Jacqueline

In episode 02, Ilana talks about failing alternative medicine, how she manages her career, blogging and her work for Global Genes, the horrors of GI testing, crying in parking lots, and attempting wedding planning while living with a very unpredictable, and very time consuming chronic illness.

She lives with a primary immune deficiency disease, dysautonomia, and gastroparesis.

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Listen to the Dysautonomia Series

I am SO excited to finally be able to share some of what we've been working on. We're releasing a new episode every day this week to honor Dysautonomia Awareness Month. I am SO excited to finally be able to share some of what we've been working on. We've releasing a new episode every day this week to honor Dysautonomia Awareness Month. Each of the episodes are with dysautonomia patients that have different primary diagnoses and stories to share. We looked at dysautonomia in the setting of autoimmune disease, immune deficiency,  the genetic condition Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and Arnold Chiari Malformation, a structural defect when the brain meets the spine.areness Month. I'll be updating this post as we add the rest of the episodes.

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Cara's Interview on Dear Friends & Family

This week's episode of the Dear Friends & Family podcast includes an interview with me! The show is another podcast about chronic illness that's definitely worth checking out. I talked to Lex & Patty about my weird body and starting my own show. You can find the episode on Sticher or iTunes!

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week - Day One Recap

Day one of Invisible Illness Awareness Week was quite a doozy. So much so that my day two has so far consisted of sleeping until 1pm and attempting to recover with lots of Gatorade, and more rest. Below is a round up of some of what I participated in yesterday.

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015

We are launching the In Sickness + In Health blog ahead of Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015. We will be participating in #iiw15 here on the blog and on social media throughout September in the run up to the official awareness week.

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