How to Exercise with Chronic Illness (And When You Shouldn’t)

by Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L Posted 2/7/19 If you have a chronic illness that’s characterized by a slew of mysterious symptoms like fatigue and pain (Lyme, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia), you’ve probably been told by some medical expert that you need to exercise to step up your recovery. And perhaps, like mine, your reaction … Read moreHow to Exercise with Chronic Illness (And When You Shouldn’t)

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Triggers, Symptoms & How to Cope

by Jenny Buttaccio Posted 12/26/18 If you spend any amount of time in online Lyme disease forums, support groups, or other gatherings of Lyme patients, you’ll most definitely hear people talking about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). The conversation tends to be fraught with frustration — and understandably so. MCAS is a primary suspect among … Read moreMast Cell Activation Syndrome: Triggers, Symptoms & How to Cope