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5 Easy Ways To Get Over The Guilt Of Saying No

It's the holiday season and that time of year that I especially want to please people. Not only do I have family and friends I want to celebrate with but I have all sorts of preparations to make those celebrations happen. The demands are high this time of year. That also means that stress is… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways To Get Over The Guilt Of Saying No

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Surviving Flu Season When You’re An AUTOIMMUNE MESS

Today is the first day that I have felt decent in weeks.  It all started about four weeks or so ago when I woke up with a pounding headache.  I am, thankfully, not a headache kind of girl.  I figured I had slept with my arm across my forehead and caused myself some crazy sinus… Continue reading Surviving Flu Season When You’re An AUTOIMMUNE MESS

Dealing With Symptoms, Fighting Through Flares

8 Early Symptoms of a Flare Up You Might Not Recognize

We all know the hallmark signs that we are about to experience a flare up of our autoimmune symptoms.  You can't ignore the debilitating fatigue, unusual rashes, and fevers, or achy joints and muscles that announce we are under serious attack by our immune system.  But did you realize that our body offers us subtle… Continue reading 8 Early Symptoms of a Flare Up You Might Not Recognize

Dealing With Symptoms

The Sun is Trying to Kill Me

Most people love sun-shiny, cloudless days.  Those of us who are photosensitive have learned to fear them.  Photosensitive means that the sun or even UV rays from artificial lighting can trigger an autoimmune response.  For some of us, that means anything from a rash to a full-blown flare.  I am at the extreme end of responses… Continue reading The Sun is Trying to Kill Me