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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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Pain’s Nightmare: Mo’s Dream Cream

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company. " I am a thinker over-thinker, so when I received my autoimmune diagnosis,… Continue reading Pain’s Nightmare: Mo’s Dream Cream

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Harnessing Hydrogen to Fight Inflammation

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company." Beneath every autoimmune disease and flare-up, there hides a singular culprit, inflammation.… Continue reading Harnessing Hydrogen to Fight Inflammation

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I Do Not Look Sick

I do not look sick.  It is a blessing and a curse. Every day is a battle against my body but I look good doing it. This invisible illness, that my friends cannot name or understand, is slowly killing me. Being sick is bad but being invisible while you die is worse. Just like cancer,… Continue reading I Do Not Look Sick

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PillSuite: The Suite Cure For Pill Problems

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers (http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/chronic-illness-bloggers/) network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company." Chronic illness means dealing with a load of pills a day.  … Continue reading PillSuite: The Suite Cure For Pill Problems

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4 Foods Making Your Lupus Worse (You won’t believe #2)

We all know that what we eat affects our health but did you know that there are foods that can make your lupus worse? Here are four foods that can trigger lupus flare-ups and make your symptoms worse. 1. Alfalfa Alfalfa seeds and sprouts contain a non-protein amino acid, L-canavanine.  L-canavanine has been known to produce… Continue reading 4 Foods Making Your Lupus Worse (You won’t believe #2)

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An Open Letter To My Healthy Friends About My “Flare-Up”

An open letter to my healthy friends, When I say flare-up, I think you understand that means my symptoms are worse.  In your health, I don't think you always fully comprehend the impact of what that means for me. Sometimes, I forget that not everyone lives in the world of chronic illness and speaks the… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Healthy Friends About My “Flare-Up”

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15 Gifs That Explain What An Autoimmune Flare Up Feels Like

1. Aching joints 2. Fatigue 3. Pain 4. Chills 5. Nausea 6. Crashing Energy Levels 7. Debilitating Fatigue 8. Sore Muscles 9. Brain Fog 10. Swelling and Bloating 12.  Flu-like Symptoms 13. Diarrhea 14. Isolation 15. Loss of Appetite

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5 Ways to Fight the Invisible Illness Blues

Here are five ways to battle the invisible illness blues. You know that blah feeling that creeps up over you after your thoughts have been pretty down in light of all of the physical issues you are battling? It is what I refer to as the iib's or invisible illness blues. Anyone who has lived with… Continue reading 5 Ways to Fight the Invisible Illness Blues