CrowdMed Blog

The Persistent Patient: A Lesson In Taking Back Your Health Care

Jennifer was experiencing incredibly weak and painful muscles and joints. She would feel extremely stiff whenever she would try to stand and was sore all over her body. On top of that she was experiencing constant confusion, dizziness, chronic fatigue, tingling down her legs and arms, burning feet and drastic bowel changes.

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My 10-Year Diagnosis Journey: An Update

“Same story, different day.” That’s my default response when people ask me how I’m doing. And it’s the truth. When I last detailed my grueling diagnosis journey, it had ended on a hopeful note. There was one remaining obstacle, however. I still had to confirm CrowdMed’s suggested diagnoses with my doctor. But I can’t afford […]

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7 Strange Symptoms You Shouldn’t Overlook

As many rare disease sufferers know, sometimes the key symptom that leads to a diagnosis may be mundane or bizarre.  Whether you are healthy or chronically ill, daily life is full of other concerns to distract you from the seemingly harmless quirks of your body.  Many of these strange ailments are completely benign or explained […]

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5 Diseases Modern Medicine Missed For A Very Long Time

There was a time in history when nearly every medical condition recognized today was an unidentified mystery.  Rabies victims in Europe inspired stories of the holy water-fearing undead and citizens of Salem suffering from Ergot poisoning were hanged for witchcraft, long before medicine had a name and a treatment for either malady.  As medical research […]

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