Apparently, My Pain Is Real.

The medical system failed me for years. Now I have answers, and I was right all along.

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When I went to the emergency room this past July suffering from severe dysmenorrhea, I received dismissive and unsympathetic care. I was under the impression that heavy bleeding, pain so excruciating you cannot speak or move that lasts for hours, and dizziness were cause…

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Feminist, scientist. Battling chronic illness. Horse crazy. (she/they)

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Feminist, scientist. Battling chronic illness. Horse crazy. (she/they)

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