About Me

My name is Erica. I am 25, work in fashion (design management/product development), love food, puppies, travel, art and most importantly, have been diagnosed with rare and chronic pain. My diagnoses include: chronic myofascial pain syndrome, Hypermobility type Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Disorder, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and hypothyroidism.

My ultimate goal is to advocate for chronic pain sufferers and spread awareness. If you haven't already, please read my story. I plan to share others' stories, tipsproductspersonal anecdotes and many other things one my not have found (or be likely to find) otherwise via the internet. I have decided to share with the world what no one tells you about dealing with chronic pain as a 20something.

If you would like to read more in depth as to why I started this blog, please read this.

I am open minded and always looking for feedback. Please feel free to comment on any of the posts with questions or just general opinions (or email -- see "Contact") and, of course, if you know someone dealing with chronic pain, please send them a link to my blog!



  1. This is super encouraging to me. Thank you. :)

  2. Nice to find your blog Erica :) via my twitter @thelittlebod. Blogs are a great way to share information with people in similar situations, particularly chronic pain, which is such an isolating illness. Here is a link to my blog http://steppingoutofpain.com. Looking forward to your posts.

    1. Thank you so much, I will definitely have a look at your blog. Glad you liked it!