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Are you or a family member/friend recently diagnosed with an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's, lupus, rheumatoid autoimmune disease or MS? Or maybe you have one autoimmune condition and suspect you have others that are undiagnosed? Multiple autoimmune conditions are very common since the underlying reason for one disease is autoimmune antibodies. These short articles go over the basic signs and symptoms for those new to the site and life with autoimmune! It's not the end of the world and life will still be great - we're glad you are here.

First Step in Coordinated Care With New Autoimmune Institute

Dr. Bonnie Feldman

A few years ago at Stanford Medicine X in Palo Alto, California, a group of like-minded autoimmune patients, providers and caregivers brainstormed a coordinated care facility that would treat autoimmune patients across specialities and related conditions. And not only would they create a treatment plan with medications but they would recommend lifestyle changes in diet, meditation and other self-care activities

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How to Live Better with Chronic Disease

Dr. Bonnie Feldman

Imagine not being able to get out of bed in the morning and not being able to explain why. Having to say “no” to going out for dinner or a weekend outing because you know your body can’t handle it. Being constantly bothered by chronic pain. And on top of all that, juggling the demands of parenthood, whether you’re raising

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Autoimmune Self-Care Mantra: You Can’t Do It All (So Stop Worrying About It)

Shannon Harvey

In the time it has taken me to craft this sentence I have had to change a nappy, put a tired baby to bed, comfort a crying toddler, send a text about my mother’s upcoming birthday, unsubscribe from an email list that keeps interrupting my train of thought, answer a work-call about an urgent grant application, and resist the urge

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12 Super Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease

Close to 100 diseases can be classified as autoimmune-related. And while each has specific symptoms associated with it, there are some “super symptoms” that are common to a great number of autoimmune diseases. Super Symptoms List Inflammation:  This is at the root of autoimmune disease.  Your body attacks itself and then responds with inflammation and swelling, which is often accompanied by

28 Memes Portray The Funny +True Side Of Fatigue From Autoimmune/Chronic Disease

We asked, you answered — a collection of 28 memes that are spot-on in describing the fatigue that comes with autoimmune and many other chronic diseases. Thank you so much to the hilarious AutoimmuneMom friends who contributed memes and other little snippets on Facebook in posts on November 11 and November 15. PLEASE share widely among family and friends to spread