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Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Auto-Immune Disease, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Illness, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Hyperaldosteronism. #spoonie

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Accelerated Brain Gray Matter Loss in Fibromyalgia Patients: Premature Aging of the Brain? | Journal of Neuroscience

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It's amazing how someone's (as in mine) can look normal, yet I have all the symptoms of a disease. I have multiple forms of arthritis. All of which, are moderate to severe. Primary is Forestier's Disease (aka, DISH), diagnosed. Test come up negative or inconclusive for Rheumatoid Arthritis & Anklyosing Spondylitis. Signs & symptoms of RA are minor, but the signs & symptoms of AS are atypical & conclusive for AS. It's very frustrating. I have other CIs, with widespread chronic pain which is…

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#LUPUS FACT If left untreated, lupus is potentially fatal. Lupus can lead to organ damage and failure. Serious conditions that can arise include kidney disease, pericarditis, pleurisy, vasculitis, pericarditis, and cancer. www.mollysfund.org

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The Lupus Diet - What Foods You Should Avoid

Learning how to deal with Lupus after being diagnosed. Do the foods you eat really matter? What foods should you include or exclude to make the Lupus diet work?

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This is VERY exhausting since our bodies are fighting themselves everyday. It can go from mild to severe with very little to no notice at all. Regular monitoring is crucial. Medicine has come a LONG way & it's great to know that although just 20 years ago ONLY 40% of people where expected to live more than 3 years past diagnosis, that percentage now can be MUCH higher. There is currently no cure, but research goes on & God willing we get closer to a day when we can say, "I USED to have…

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Having an "invisible" illness is the worst, you get judged because you look normal and capable... I've finally adapted to the motto that 'their opinion of me, doesn't really matter'. #MS

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Exactly,makes me beyond sad that people are constantly comparing themselves to my pain. 24/7 believe me, you have zero idea about my pain!

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