The Fear of Waiting

A Personal Experience With Pregnancy and Autoimmune Disease The joy of seeing that positive pink line appear was overwhelming. After sitting in anticipation, the moment had finally arrived. I was pregnant. As instructed by my rheumatologist, I informed him immediately...

Natural Methods to Improve Life With Lupus

Lupus, like most autoimmune diseases, can start to take over one’s entire life. The physical pain caused by flaring arthralgia, the chronic fatigue that makes it difficult to crawl out of bed and the mental fog that leaves you feeling like you’re walking...

Is it Lupus or Something Else?

The Confusion of an Autoimmune Diagnosis Fewer things are as nerve-racking as seeing a doctor for something that is bothering you only to leave the office with no answers. You and your doctor are stumped. While you can’t quite put your finger on it, you just...

Five Dietary Steps to Managing Sjogren’s Syndrome

After months of dry mouth and dry eyes, unexplained chronic fatigue, swollen parotid glands, occasional arthralgia and random obnoxious headaches, I finally went through a series of blood tests that revealed I have Sjogren’s Syndrome. Clueless and worried, I...