Curious how many of us here at the Lounge deal with chronic illnesses. I have rheumatoid arthritis and migraines, and my neurologist thinks I have fibromyalgia, too. (I really hope not). I'm going to see a new rheumatologist this week for another opinion. I hope I don't have to go on biologics drugs because they're not that great for your body. I know back in the Era if you had rheumatoid arthritis, you basically ended up crippled. I'm thankful that we have drugs to treat it now, though it's definitely not a cure. If you do have a chronic illness, how do you cope with it? I think my biggest issue is having to deal with the constant turmoil of never knowing how I'll feel when I wake up. I can go for days at a time where I feel pretty good (I am never 100% or even 90%) and then I'll get hit by a flare and end up in bed for days. I'm thankful that I have a job where I can work from home if necessary.