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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.

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

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Finding “The One”: Qualities To Look For In A Chronic Pain Doctor

You’ve been dreaming about finding that special someone for a while now. The one who just gets you right away. You dream about how they’ll seamlessly understand what you’re going through and will know just how to make you feel better. You know they’ll be committed to your relationship and will stop at nothing to make you feel like a

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Chronic Life Lessons: How To Build A Support Network When You Have Autoimmune Disease

You don’t have to take on your autoimmune disease entirely by yourself and, in fact, you shouldn’t. Remember those fairytales where the princess battles the dragon all by herself? She battled through thorns, set out to slay the dragon, and stormed the castle with nobody else beside her. It may often feel as though your autoimmune disease is your own

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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

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