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Do you ever feel guilt about your autoimmune disease? STOP IT! Read about letting go of destructive thought processes and join the Autoimmune Disease Living community!

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 […]

Do you have a process for filling out a 0 to 10 pain scale? Learn a simple strategy for being consistent with pain documentation. Get a free Symptom Tracker when you join the Autoimmune Disease Living community!

The 0 to 10 Pain Scale Demystified

“How would you rank your pain on a scale from 1 to 10?” “Ummm…. It definitely hurts… But it has been worse, so not a 10. I feel better than I have lately, so maybe a 4? Then again 4 sounds so unassuming and it REALLY does hurt….” For the longest time I hated filling out the forms at my doctor’s office asking, on a scale from 1 to 10, just how bad my pain […]

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