Lupus is curious disease that greatly decreases your quality of life. Trust me—I've lived with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) for over 45 years. I'll walk you through what it was like to live with lupus and the changes I had to make to regain control of my life.
Those who suffer from auto-immune diseases, such as lupus, may find it challenging to feel gratitude. Here are a few things we may not think of expressing gratitude for, but should.
Life can throw us a curve ball sometimes. It’s up to us whether we want to let it keep going or hit it out of the park. Learn about my experience with this disease and how I've been able to manage it.
Lupus is a unique, sometimes deadly auto-immune that presents differently for everyone. This article focuses on the many ways that lupus can manifest in each individual and provides patient insight into this disease.
Are you living with someone who has rheumatoid arthritis? Then you know how important it is to be there for them. But you also need to take care of yourself, too. Read on to get some helpful info!
Hashimoto's is a complex illness with many different symptoms. Here is a snapshot of my experience fighting this debilitating disease, from the countless medical trials in my eight-year path to a correct diagnosis and my current methods for reclaiming my life despite its many difficulties.
Sometimes PMR is hard to diagnose. Many have to persist—through scores of tests, misdiagnoses, misinformation, and lack of knowledge—to find out what's wrong with them. This article is to help newly diagnosed PMR sufferers understand what is happening to them and know what to ask their doctors.
I received my First Degree Black Belt 10 years ago, when everything started to go haywire. I was diagnosed with lupus many years later. After a few years of recovery, I am back in training.
At long last, I have found a drug that helps me with my fatigue due to multiple sclerosis: Prozac. I never thought I'd be so happy to tell the world I am a Prozac user, but it has done what many other drugs and supplements I've tried have failed to do.
It's been a long nine years on a journey I would not wish on my worst enemy. Finally, I received a diagnosis. Finally, I have started to get my life back.
I've gotten quite a few eye rolls from waiters when I ask if something has gluten in it. I know it's often a fad diet, but celiac disease runs in my family, and gluten has severe consequences for me.
Here's a look at my life with rheumatoid arthritis, from getting diagnosed to testing out different treatments. I'll always have this condition.
If you've just been diagnosed with PMR and feel leery of taking prednisone, this article will list the pros and cons of choosing to use steroids and the effectiveness of other PMR treatments to help you see the larger picture.