Hey, there! My name is Sarah Tsacogianis, and I’m from a suburb just outside of Boston, MA. I am 23 years old and have been diagnosed with chronic illness for 5 years now.
It all began at age 18, when I found myself in and out of doctor’s offices, constantly being told “it’s all in your head,” or “maybe if you lose weight, you’ll feel better.” That’s when I realized I needed to take matters into my own hands, and I demanded a full blood panel complete with a test for celiac disease. Since then, I have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and a tree nut allergy.