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Mixed Emotions

You know, I am SO GRATEFUL for immunosuppressant medications. Truly, I am… but at the same time, I kind of hate them. I know, I know, it is an odd thing. I find myself feeling hypocritical for needing and loving my medications, while simultaneously despising and resenting them. Before I had effective medications for my autoimmune disease, I dreamed of finding a way to manage my pain. To be fair, an untreated autoimmune disease is […]

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Autoimmune Diseases & Guilt

What is it about having an autoimmune disease and having excessive feelings of guilt? Really, think about it for a second. For some reason, when a person is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease they often express feelings of guilt along with all of their physical symptoms. It is incredibly strange and sad that having an invisible illness not only fools our peers, but sometimes it fools us too. Some days we wake up, look in the […]

Learn to use creative therapy while coping with your autoimmune disease! Share your experiences at Autoimmune Disease Living!

Creative Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases

I recently found an old, crumpled piece of paper that I had written on. As I skimmed over it I remembered jotting the start of a story down one day as I was dealing with chronic pain. Creativity is one of the way that we can both escape, and acknowledge our circumstances. It is a very useful form of therapy.   The snow flurried down all around me, floating more than falling, and occasionally catching […]

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