Major Pain launched in 2021, creating a library of stories and experiences from people living with chronic illness. Our goal is helping those with chronic pain, undiagnosed disease or rare conditions to feel seen and heard. You can share your thoughts, your story, or inquire about appearing on the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. Major Pain is hosted and produced by Jesse Mercury, a content creator with a long history of chronic undiagnosed illness. Learn more at majorpainpodcast.com.
Andi and Jesse’s Health and Travel Updates!
Andi and Jesse share updates from their recent travels to New York and Florida, plus both of their health situations including Andi’s vocal injury and Jesse’s continued quest for a diagnosis. Jesse has seen significant improvements in his mobility, while being evaluated for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and small […]
Her Laundry List of Diagnoses Inspired a Children’s Book About Autoimmune Disease
Heather has accumulated an overwhelming number of medical diagnoses, including Sjogren’s disease, vasculitis, SLE lupus, new daily persistent headache disorder, small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and endometriosis. At 20 years old her boyfriend (who is now her husband) sat her down to say she was sick and needed to go […]
Finding the Silver Bullet for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In 2012 Simon was dating a lovely young woman who happened to have mono. She warned Simon against kissing her as she might be contagious, but he threw caution to the wind assuming catching mono would only be a temporary setback. Indeed he did get sick with mono, and was […]
Living with Multi-Generational Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Kenneth’s family has a multi-generational history with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Family members with the disease include his mother, uncle, grandmother and great grandmother. Kenneth was diagnosed at just 2 years old while being examined for a knee injury. A trauma caused massive swelling in his knee, producing a hematoma the […]
A Diagnosis from Every Category: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Vestibular Migraines, Bipolar Disorder and More
Kevin has been on a diagnostic roller coaster over the past few years. He was working in a management position at a museum when he started having trouble walking, difficulty straightening up and intense pain in his feet. He also developed uveitis in his eyes, a painful inflammatory condition that […]
Pauline’s Quest for an MCAS Diagnosis
Everybody has mast cells in their body, as they play a critical role in allergic response. Mast cells release mediators to attack allergens, but can sometimes overreact when no allergen is present. This is the case for Pauline, who was recently diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS). Though her […]
Best Awareness and information on disorders from the people who actually live with them.
Jesse brings this pod cast alive along with his guests on giving real life living information on living with disorders and disability’s and how they have lives and over come it! 💪🏻 great show jesse thanks for having me on the show! Look forward to more episodes to come.
Great for Awareness and Sufferers of Chronic Pain
Not only has this podcast left me feeling more informed, but it has also made me feel more comfortable with my own chronic pain diseases. Suffering a chronic pain disease, let alone a chronic pain disease that is not easily diagnosed can make a person feel sad or lonely. As if no one else can understand what you are going through. I often feel that way myself. Listening to the experiences and lives of many other sufferers of their own "Major Pains" brings things into perspective. For myself, I realize I am not alone in my pains and I get to relate to the host and guests in this way. I also get to learn about people in their own slice of life as well as learn about different diseases, which I believe would be impactful for people not suffering from chronic pain. When listening to this podcast I am reminded both that there are others out there like me and that there are those out there with worse conditions than myself. Having an "invisible disease" often means that onlookers will think you are fine, faking, overexaggerating, or they will have a miracle cure they read in Reader's Digest. The host, Jesse Mercury, also keeps the air feeling fresh and fun even when the topics at hand can get dark. He has a personality that is well suited to podcasting and broadcasting. He brings awareness to invisible and oftentimes unknown and undiscussed ailments. With so many different invisible diseases I believe this kind of awareness is important.
Love this podcast
Currently trying to figure out my daily migraines and working on other diagnoses. Listening to the podcast really helps me not lose hope. I love learning about everyone’s stories.