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Fueling the Fight Against Lupus: You Are Never Alone

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In my family, we are born with a competitive spirit (and stubbornness). My dad coached hockey and my siblings and I played a myriad of sports. My life revolved around sports. Every weekend was spent at the rink, field, or court— and I loved it!  Soccer Saved My Life From an early age, soccer was my game and there was no denying it. I lived and dreamed

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

Autoimmune fatigue: I'm trying to be awesome today, but I'm exhausted from being freakin' awesome yesterday

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

8 Lessons Learned After A Tumultuous Postpartum Experience With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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When it came time to try for a baby, my husband and I adopted our usual cautiously optimistic approach. We started trying to conceive the earliest we thought we’d feel ready, with the underlying assumption that it might take longer than average because my body didn’t always function normally. Imagine our surprise when we discovered we were pregnant on the

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Autoimmune Fatigue: A Day In The Life, To Spread Awareness & Understanding

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  It never leaves us. It’s a super symptom of almost all autoimmune diseases. For us moms, we realize it’s similar to the fatigue experienced in the first trimester of pregnancy… except it doesn’t go away at 14 weeks. Yet autoimmune fatigue is undeniably an invisible symptom. I can have the best night’s sleep, yet wake up feeling like I

Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook Review: A Staple In Your Autoimmune Kitchen

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The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness, by Mickey Trescott, NTP is simply beautiful. I love the feel of the cookbook, more than any other that I own. There’s something about the smooth cover that makes me want to open it and choose a recipe that I know will be delicious and make me feel great (no

Breast Cancer’s Ties to Autoimmune: Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Arthritis and Lupus

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Which autoimmune diseases have a connection to breast cancer incidence? At least one study has shown an increased rate of breast cancer in women with multiple sclerosis. Same as rheumatoid arthritis – researchers at University of North Carolina at Charlotte found a link between metastatic breast cancer and autoimmune arthritis. In another study, ulcerative colitis has shown a tentative association