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How To Have A Happy Halloween With Your Kids Regardless Of Your Autoimmune Disease

Halloween is an exciting time to be a kid – and a mom! Helping your kiddos plan their costumes and walking door-to-door with them as they trick-or-treat is definitely a mom favorite. But what happens when your autoimmune disease takes you away from sharing these memories with your kids? Maybe this year you’ll be too exhausted to walk around your

Life With Chronic Pain: Finding Your Courage From The Ones You Love

Living with chronic pain isn’t easy. There are some things you can’t do alone when you live with chronic pain. There will be days when you have to rely on the strength of the people you love. While it’s not always easy to ask for help, it can be relieving to draw on the strength of the people around you.

Living With An Autoimmune Disease And Learning To Say No

Little kids can say no. Usually it’s one of the first words they learn. They can shout it at you in the grocery store while throwing one of the biggest tantrums you’ve ever seen, and they scream it while you’re trying to feed them lima beans. They say it with ease. So if they can, why can’t we? Maybe it’s

Can Oral Contraceptives Reduce The Risk of Chronic Pain?

Author’s note: I hesitated publishing this piece because I myself don’t take BC pills given the Hashimoto’s and how the pill interacts with your thyroid. But in the spirit of more information is better, I give you the below… and as always, it’s a decision between you and your health care team. So, with that perspective… read away! Ever been

Chronic Life Lessons: The Journey of Self-Positivity With An Autoimmune Disease

When you have an autoimmune disease, it’s easy to get down on yourself. If you have kids, it can be even more stressful. It isn’t difficult to be hard on yourself because things you used to do so easily now take a long time and a lot of effort. Even simply taking your children out for ice cream can keep

Researchers Are Working On A Chronic Fatigue Diagnostic Test

Chronic fatigue is one of the autoimmune diseases that really just baffles doctors and scientists alike. It’s difficult to diagnose, has an array of vague symptoms that vary for every person, and many people just don’t understand how real it can be. This syndrome is so much more than just being tired. It hinders people from having jobs, lives and