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6 Tips For Adjusting To Life With An Autoimmune Disease

Your doctor has finally put a name on the symptoms you've been experiencing and now you have to learn to adjust to life with an autoimmune disease. You've been told a few basics about your newly labeled disease and listened to the announcement that there is no cure.  It may go up or down but… Continue reading 6 Tips For Adjusting To Life With An Autoimmune Disease

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What I Learned Loving A Spoonie

I realize that as spoonies, we do a lot of talking about what we need from the people around us to thrive.  I really wanted to take a look at what it is like for those who love us to try and meet those needs.  It's not easy being a spoonie, but it's also not… Continue reading What I Learned Loving A Spoonie

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

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Understanding Autoimmune Diseases: Symptoms

When you have an autoimmune disease your bodies immune system is sending out attackers against its own healthy cells. These attackers are called antibodies, which are proteins that recognize, attack, and destroy harmful substances trying to destroy the body.  While they are busy fighting off intruders and battles chronic inflammation they may become mixed up… Continue reading Understanding Autoimmune Diseases: Symptoms