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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10 Things Chronic Illness Taught Me About Myself

1. I am stronger than I think The old saying is that you never know how strong you are until you are put to the test and it rings true.  Since being diagnosed with a chronic illness, I have learned that I have more fortitude than I have ever given myself credit for before.  I have… Continue reading 10 Things Chronic Illness Taught Me About Myself

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How Invisible Illness Made Me a Better Person

Invisible illnesses take away a lot of precious things and opportunities in our lives.  I could easily list the things that are lost to those of us who battle chronic illness, fatigue, and pain day after day.  You would probably easily understand most of the list and then, there might be some that you hadn't thought… Continue reading How Invisible Illness Made Me a Better Person

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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

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Autoimmune Mess: You don’t get it till you get it!

Being diagnosed with an incurable illness is shocking.  It sort of sucks the breath out of you for a moment while you try to wrap your brain around exactly what that means for your life.  In a way, diagnosis comes as a relief.  It validates all of the suffering and fatigue that you've been trying… Continue reading Autoimmune Mess: You don’t get it till you get it!