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5 Tips to Become Your Own Chronic Illness Advocate

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For a healthy person, it seems so easy. Go to the doctor they check your temperature, maybe do a strep culture, and *bam*, you have your diagnosis and treatment plan.

They prescribe you your medication and you’re on your way. For people with chronic illness, it’s a bit different. Sometimes your blood work comes back totally fine, and your body feels otherwise.

The doctor will say “you’re the picture of perfect health, go on with your life” when in reality, there is more to the picture.

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