Chronic Pain Video

Episode 91 – Riding the Chronic Illness Rollercoaster in the Dark

In this episode of Take a Pain Check, host Natasha introduces Emily Wahl, who bravely shares her journey living with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), Sjogren’s syndrome, Lupus, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and FSGS. Emily candidly discusses her diagnosis story, recounting childhood experiences with arthritis and the challenges of managing various medications. She reflects on how her health conditions influenced her career choices and relationships, especially during pregnancy. Emily advocates for patients like herself, emphasizing the importance of a supportive care team and sharing coping strategies for the emotional weight of new diagnoses. Additionally, she offers insights into navigating pregnancy with chronic illnesses and provides valuable advice for managing multiple conditions effectively.

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