About Autoimmune Disease, Advocate

12 Facts About Autoimmune Diseases That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End

1. Autoimmune disease has grown to be a bigger problem than cancer and heart disease. Collectively, autoimmune diseases are the most prevalent disease in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health or NIH, 23.5 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up… Continue reading 12 Facts About Autoimmune Diseases That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End

Fighting Through Flares, Support

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

About Autoimmune Mess

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

In honor of invisible illness week I am doing something I don't normally do.  I try not to make this blog about my personal struggle with my invisible illness, although that certainly has an impact on what I write.  Instead, I try to write about things that encourage and inspire the invisible illness community as… Continue reading 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

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Would You Rather Have A Visible or Invisible Illness?

I was recently asked a very difficult question.  The asker didn't mean for it to be difficult but it became so thought-provoking for me that I had to really take some time before I was sure of my answer.  The question was would you rather have a visible or invisible illness.  This question seems to… Continue reading Would You Rather Have A Visible or Invisible Illness?

Advocate, Support

Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

7 Ways to Support a Loved One With Invisible Illness We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, and to celebrate we are counting down the top seven things you can do to support a loved one with an invisible illness.  The ever-terrific #2... If you love someone with an invisible illness then… Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

Advocate, Support

Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

7 Ways to Support a Loved One With Invisible Illness We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, and to celebrate we are counting down the top seven things you can do to support a loved one with an invisible illness.  The fantastic #4 is... When you are fighting an invisible illness you… Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

7 Ways to Support a Loved One With Invisible Illness We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, and to celebrate we are counting down the top seven things you can do to support a loved one with invisible illness.  The fabulous #5 is... When you have an invisible illness or chronic pain,… Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

7 Ways to Support a Loved One With Invisible Illness We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, and to celebrate we are counting down the top seven things you can do to support a loved one with an invisible illness.  Starting the final week count down at #7 is... So often people… Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down