Episode 45 – Rachel

Rachel, a white woman with blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, wears aviator sunglasses and smiles at the camera. She is wearing a long-sleeved purple shirt and standing in front of a white sail. There is a stylized purple hexagon framing the photo.

Rachel Horton talks ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, and learning to talk about chronic illness with the people in your life.


Books that have helped Rachel that aren’t related to chronic illness:

  • Man’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Road to Character by David Brooks
  • The obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday
  • Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse


Hi, I’m Brianne Benness and this is No End In Sight, a podcast about life with chronic illness.

Quick reminder that I recently started a patreon campaign, so if you’ve been enjoying this show and you have a couple bucks to spare, I’d be so so grateful if you’d sign up as a patron at patreon.com/noendinsight

Today I’m talking to Rachel Horton about CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, and learning how to talk about your chronic illness with the people in your life.

Before we start, here’s my disclaimer:

This podcast is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Make sure you talk to your practitioner about any questions or symptoms.

[interview transcript coming soon]

Thank you for listening to episode 45 of No End In Sight!

You can find Rachel on twitter @cfsanity and you can find me on instagram and twitter @bennessb. And of course you can find this show on instagram @no.end.in.sight.pod. I’ve been posting each episode as a story but haven’t posted to the main feed in a while because I’m so behind on transcripts – as you know. But of course, the whole reason that I’ve started a patreon account is to help with those transcripts, so I’ll go ahead and plug that again: it’s patreon.com/noendinsight.

Next week I’ll be talking to a woman with POTS and fibromyalgia who has done graduate-level research into live with chronic illness, so make sure you subscribe in your podcast app to find out when new episodes are available. And if you’ve been enjoying this show, I would be so grateful if you’d leave a review on Apple Podcasts so that new listeners know what to expect from the show.

As usual, don’t forget that I have a small Facebook Group called Chronic Hustlers for people living with chronic conditions who are self employed. It’s quiet but growing, and you’ll even find a few podcast guests in the group.

And finally:

This podcast is supported by my cross stitch company, Digital Artisanal. When I’m up for it, I make simple modern patterns that you’ll actually want to hang in your home. I’ve got some fun fall patterns in the shop, and dozens of very simple icons that you can customize to your heart’s delight. I’d love it if you checked us out at digitalartisanal.com