Dealing With Symptoms, Fighting Through Flares, Support, Treatment

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

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Two Words You Should Never Use Around Someone In Pain

Sometimes people can be trying very hard to be supportive or helpful and yet be saying the very things that bring us farther down and hurt us.  I have to believe that most people are well-meaning but unaware of how their choice of words around people who are hurting actually impact them.  I could probably… Continue reading Two Words You Should Never Use Around Someone In Pain

Support, Treatment

Why Giving Up On Exercise Is NOT An Option With A Chronic Illness

Maybe it's just me, but when I was initially diagnosed as an autoimmune mess it was sort of a surreal experience.  I knew that my health wasn't right, but a chronic illness that would never go away seemed implausible.  I was only thirty years old.  I had two young children and was currently pursuing my… Continue reading Why Giving Up On Exercise Is NOT An Option With A Chronic Illness