Hard to Hear, Better to Know

Before falling ill, Mac* was an incredibly active person. He enjoyed participating in biathlons, scuba diving, and adventurous traveling, just to name a few.

In October of 1996, Mac traveled from Victoria Falls to the south of France and then to Cancun and somewhere along the way, he contracted a virus and began feeling constantly fatigued.

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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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A Very Real Pain Acknowledged

Starting in 2008, Mahrta* started to feel pain on the right side of her face. Starting out as shooting pain pulsing behind her eyes, the pain eventually traveled to the side of her nose and even to her teeth. Everyday tasks such as brushing and flossing her teeth, washing her face and hair, putting on make-up and even sleeping in certain ways  proved to be impossible because of the pain. At times, this pain would bring her to uncontrollable tears.

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