Ciara O'Rourke

Losing (and Finding) Friendships with Chronic Migraine

With or without chronic migraine, not all friendships are meant to last.

41 Relationships & Social Patient Stories

A Spotlight on the Children's Views of Chronic Illness Family Life
12 mins
article
Laura McKee

A Spotlight on the Children's Views of Chronic Illness Family Life

7 Ways to Handle Unwanted Advice on COPD
5 mins
article
Barbara Moore

7 Ways to Handle Unwanted Advice on COPD

4 Ways to be a Good Friend during a Mental Health Crisis
5 mins
article
Megan Potts

4 Ways to be a Good Friend during a Mental Health Crisis

How to Handle Social Media with Depression and Anxiety
4 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

How to Handle Social Media with Depression and Anxiety

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health
1 min
article

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health

What MS Took From Me – and What it Gave Back
4 mins
article
Barbara Stensland

What MS Took From Me – and What it Gave Back

How To Reach Out After a Cancer Diagnosis
4 mins
article
Anna Crollman

How To Reach Out After a Cancer Diagnosis

10 Ways to Help a Loved One with Chronic Illness
4 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

10 Ways to Help a Loved One with Chronic Illness

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts
4 mins
article
Claire Eastham

How to Manage Intrusive Thoughts

How to Survive Christmas with Social Anxiety
4 mins
article
Claire Eastham

How to Survive Christmas with Social Anxiety

Finding Community Outside of Your Condition
2 mins
article
Olivia Fulton

Finding Community Outside of Your Condition

What My MS Diagnosis Taught Me About Friendship
4 mins
article
Barbara Stensland

What My MS Diagnosis Taught Me About Friendship

6 Tips for Dating with Social Anxiety
5 mins
article
Claire Eastham

6 Tips for Dating with Social Anxiety

How My Emotions Affect My Asthma Symptoms
4 mins
article
Cróna Tansey

How My Emotions Affect My Asthma Symptoms

When Migraine Ruins Your Special Plans
6 mins
article
Ciara O'Rourke

When Migraine Ruins Your Special Plans

6 Ways to Support Your Depressed Partner
3 mins
article
Kat Naish

6 Ways to Support Your Depressed Partner

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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