Living With It

Living With It

I Thought I Was Gaining Weight, Then Doctors Found a 20-Pound Cyst on My Ovaries

No matter how much I worked out, my stomach refused to shrink. Turns out I wasn't gaining weight, I was just carrying a fluid-filled nightmare.
Alia Marsha
9.18.18
Living With It

The Psychological Effect of Having to Give Up the Foods You Love

"I never stop craving just a few tacos with the twice-fried beans and a glass of milk.”
Erin Wisti
9.7.18
Living With It

This Is What it's Like to Have the World's Most Deadly Eating Disorder

For one teen, the turning point came when her heart stopped beating for half a minute.
Amy Mackinnon
8.31.18
mental health

How Your Art Changes When You’re Told You’re Dying

“What I'm doing is immortality,” Jeiven says. “I'm putting art on people that's going to walk around after I'm gone.”
Nathan Tempey
8.30.18
Living With It

How I Finally Found Relief for What Felt Like a Chronic UTI

I went on walks and talked to my bladder. “You’re the best bladder in the world,” I told it.
Suzannah Weiss
8.28.18
Living With It

I'm Living With an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

"I got MRSA during the winter break of my senior year of college. My first outbreak lasted six months and was all below the belt. I had it on my genitals, along my ass, and down my legs."
AnnaLee Barclay
8.28.18
Living With It

What It's Like to Live With Epidermolysis Bullosa

One in 22,000 people worldwide has a form of the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
Sanne de Waard
8.13.18
STDs

The STD Mycoplasma Genitalium Is Becoming a Problem

Doctors warn that it's already showing resistance to antibiotics.
Jesse Hicks
7.11.18
Fighting Words

All the Ways People Shame My Post-Cancer Body

You can miss me with the fake nipples, doc.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
6.22.18
Living With It

19 Everyday Things That Trigger My OCD

OCD isn't a cute way to refer to how you like your desk to be organized. There's no contentment here; just repetitive thoughts and behaviors to try and keep those thoughts from coming true.
Shayla Love
5.30.18
STDs

It May Soon Be Impossible to Treat Gonorrhea

Two-thirds of countries have reported gonorrhea cases that resist all known antibiotics.
Sophie Cousins
5.15.18
It Works for me

I Came Up With These Hacks For Acid Reflux So You Don’t Have To

Steal my advice.
Shayla Love
3.9.18