The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness Details

Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn't diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological.

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness is a memoir with a mission, to help the millions of (mostly) women who suffer from unnamed or misunderstood conditions.

Ramey's pursuit of a diagnosis and cure for her own mysterious illness is a medical mystery that she says reveals a new understanding of today's chronic illnesses as ecological in nature, driven by modern changes to the basic foundations of health, from the quality of our sleep, diet, and social connection to the state of our microbiomes.

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Title:The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385534079
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  • Elizabeth

    I just read all 411 pages of this excruciating book and my only motivation for finishing it was to tell people how awful it is with more authority. Here's my rant. I can't imagine how this got publish...

  • Rennie

    I don't want to get too hyperbolic here but this is life-changing. As a woman with a "mysterious" illness it'll make you feel seen and heard but also I hope it'll be eye-opening for others regardless....

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    Woman: I have chronic painSexist doctor: *kingly flourish* I diagnose you with... HYSTERIAWoman: S.D.:Woman:S.D.:Woman:S.D.: I'll refer you to a proctologist to have that uterus checked out.Woman: Wha...

  • Lakshmi

    My feelings about this book swung wildly from incredible to wtf real quick. As a memoir of someone with chronic illness Part I of this book is a great impactful read. I empathise with Sarah Ramey as h...

  • Tilly

    5 stars"We are women with mysterious illnesses, and we are everywhere".As a person that has multiple chronic illnesses, I knew I had to read this book. When I was 17, I went to my GP and gave her a li...

  • Bethany

    As someone who lives with chronic pain that has a specific reason, I can only imagine what chronic pain without a diagnosis is like. Sarah Ramey tells the whole truth here, without flinching, and call...

  • Elizabeth

    This book sounded so fascinating but I got so distracted byThe writing style Which was there for a reason I'm sureBut I found it so oddAs I did the repetition And repetition And repetition Are women r...

  • Jaime

    In February, before the COVID-19 pandemic really hit the United States, I had a kidney infection. I had never had one before. For four days I suffered through intense, often stabbing pains. I did all ...

  • Kacey

    I’ve been MIA on goodreads for a while, not only is the world in mayhem but my own illnesses have been ravaging my body as of late. I haven’t read as much recently, but I desperately need this boo...

  • Laura

    I have so many mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, this is an incredibly powerful memoir about a woman who struggled for a decade to get doctors to take her illness seriously. She recounts...