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Flare Triggers...👿👿👿

What are common triggers for a Lupus flare?
While a person’s genes may increase the chance that he or she will develop Lupus, it takes some kind of environmental trigger to set off the illness or to bring on a flare. 108 more words

Lupus Awareness


This happened yesterday.

Liberated. #chemo #hairloss #baldisbeautiful #autoimmune

A photo posted by Rachel (@mille319) on Dec 3, 2016 at 9:22am PST

And guess what? It wasn’t so bad.

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Lupus Fatigue

While symptoms vary greatly from one lupus patient to the other, fatigue is one of the most common, occurring in up to 80% of cases according to the Lupus Foundation of America. 887 more words


Dangers of 2016 Flu Vaccine

Are you thinking about getting a flu vaccine this winter season?

Read this article before making your decision. This information might save your life (literally). 858 more words

Maintenance Day Part Deux

Things changed not ten minutes after I finalized my last blog post. I had been in a state of frustration trying to get the Doctor’s office on the phone about a sooner appointment. 489 more words

POTS – Autoimmune Disease and Reducing Inflammation

In my recent meetings with Dr. Sheean (Neurologist at Scripps La Jolla) and Dr. Ahern (Cardiologist at Scripps with specialty in POTS), they both noted that recent research has confirmed POTS is an autoimmune disease. 444 more words


Day +280 (I think...)

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted any updates but (dare I say it??) things have been pretty uneventful. There haven’t been any real health changes/updates for Audrey in quite some time…actually, Audrey’s lab results have been almost exactly the same the last three times we’ve gone into the clinic! 1,260 more words