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curearthritis #Autoimmune Treatment from Sea Anemones! Part two w/ Dr Beeton is now live on the #blog!
http://CureArthritis.org/blog

#rheum #spoonie #CureArthritis #psoriaticarthritis #PsA #lupus
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hurtblogger Swish swish swish! Well, I now have thrush & a new Dx: Sjogrens. The systemic infection I have tipped them off, with my insanely painful dry eyes being the final clue, oh - and I drink water like it's going out of style! In response to the news from my rheumy I sarcastically said, "Fun!!" We both cracked up laughing & as he said, it is what it is! #autoimmune #rheum #sjogrens #spondylitis #rheumatoidarthritis #comorbidities #howmanymore?! #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicdisease #laughteristhebestmedicine #curearthritis #arthritis #rawarriors 4h
  •   fitaimee_ra Yikes. Never a dull moment. But you're looking pretty in pink. 4h
  •   dieter1101 I have bad dry eyes too! They tested me but got negatives which is good. But yes agreed there is always something !! You do look rather pretty! 4h
  •   steenary Shhh if you don't acknowledge it, it doesn't exist! ;) Bummer you had to add a new dx to the list. I have dry eyes and constant excessive thirst, too, but I'm avoiding bringing it to a doc's attention. 4h
  •   brittiehopes @breadsaltwine can I have some tips. I got diagnosed with it this year but don't know what to do about it @hurtblogger what do you have to swish? 3h
  •   jhoronjeff Sorry to hear. I have sjogrens and have plugs in my eyes, they really helped with the dryness, highly recommend. 3h
  •   sav_a_roo Please please please tell me where you got your glasses, I love them!! 3h
  •   ohh_yup_yup Ohh no I'm sure you will be Strong and beat this too @hurtblogger 1h
  •   kaurorab I'm sorry to hear that but I do love the glasses! 47min

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catruehle Super grateful to share my #rheumatoidarthritis story, my new #cookbook, and of course CAKE on Good Day Fox 4 this morning. It's amazing to me how often I meet people struggling with #autoimmunity. Of the 8 people at Fox that I chatted with this morning, more than half were either battling autoimmunity themselves or had a family member/close friend who is. This problem is EVERYWHERE folks. Diet is key. If you're one of those people, please take this to heart: Know your food triggers and you can control your fate. If you want more info on how I control my RA with NO medication, email me at catherineruehle@gmail.com or check out my ebook at catruehle.com.
#glutenfree #eatwellbewell #rawarrior
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  •   fit_life_styles I was browsing your pics, you have made great progess!!! Very impressed! You should check out my fitness page. 7h
  •   rod_allan Thank you @fit_life_styles!!! Nice page!!! Now following. More inspiration is a bonus!!! 6h

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hopecourageinspiration Just got my 3-month poke… I mean, blood test!

Like so many of you, I inject 1 mL of methotrexate each week, along with 1 Simponi injection each month. My rheumatologist (who, by the way, is amazing!) requires that I have my CBC, serum creatinine, AST and ALT levels checked every 3 months like clockwork. I’m guessing you’re in the same boat if you use medication to manage your RA symptoms like I do.

And even in the routine, sometimes-dismal, medical protocol that accompanies an autoimmune disease diagnosis, I am thankful. Here’s why:
- The phlebotomists at my local Lab Corp are wizards with those needles… Seriously, I didn’t realize the needle was in this morning until she took it out!
- A self-proclaimed needle-phobe, I am gradually becoming less and less afraid of needles. Which is progress after five years of this RA stuff, right? ;)
- I am thankful that we have a way to measure how our bodies react to strong medications. I like to know what’s going on inside me.
- I am thankful that I'm not alone and that I have y'all! I know everyone in this community understands what it's like to become a "regular" at the local lab!
- I am grateful that the test is over for this 3-month period…. Yesssss! That fasting stuff is for the birds - now, where’s my cheeseburger? ;) Keep smiling… I *promise,* there is ALWAYS something to smile about.
:)
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hopecourageinspiration Forward motion is the momentum we gain in doing the right things for our soul, the things that contribute to forward progress in life. What are you going to do today that will give you forward motion?

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ambshuck_tiu My friend @DavePlowden posted this for #wcw a few weeks ago & every once in awhile when I'm feeling down, I take a peek at it. He is awesome! | #Repost from @daveplowden with @repostapp

My #wcw is one of the strongest and most beautiful souls I know @ambshuck_tiu I don't know anyone that fights harder than she does! #rheum #lupus #celiac #sjogrens #fighter #inspiration
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hilaryflint Just a little peak into my reality that you only see behind closed doors. Most college nightstands contain condoms or booze but mine is just filled with medicine thanks to a slew of autoimmune diseases. I take daily vitamins to try to offset some symptoms but I have medicine for everything from pain to heart problems to enlarged organs. I feel like crap most days but do everything to pull through because there's no way I'm letting #RA run my life (even though it tries) 18h

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ambshuck_tiu One more shameless plug for the night. Bookmark it! Abshuck.com 23h

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styliskris Just a glimpse into my life.. Snuggling with my new sheep skin blankie that's oh so soft and comfy watchin my fave show! #mylife #cozy #themindyproject #sofunny #newblankie #tired #rasux #rheum #jersey #jerseygirl #fashion #fashionista #nightynite 22h

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becominneurotic We blew the vein :/ I haz a bubble hand. #Remicade #spoonie #rheum 23h

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peachypains Fact: two-thirds of those diagnosed with #arthritis are UNDER the age of 65. Join @massageenvy & @arthritisfoundation tomorrow for Healing Hands for Arthritis. Get a massage & $10 goes to the AF! Book now!! #HH4H 24h

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hurtblogger Love the bike/run path in my town! If you follow me on Twitter then you know I've been beyond exhausted and hurting lately - devoting all my spoons to advocacy work! I knew I needed to hit the reset button on my body - so as soon as I woke up and before Arthur (#arthritis) knew what was happening, I hopped on my bike for a smile-inducing 10 miles. Pain is reduced, headache from cervical #rheum is cut in half. I'm a much happier Britt :) #motionislotion #curearthritis #biking #kidsgetarthritistoo #training #fitfam #spondylitis #spoonie #chronicpain #rawarriors #rheumatoidarthritis 1d

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ambshuck_tiu Help! ... This is me. I've been dealing with awful #fatigue since my last infusion -- worse fatigue than usual, and that's saying a lot. Even after a workout I do not feel invigorated or energized anymore, which is unusual. Caffeine has no effect on me, nor do my daily B12 supplements and weekly B12 injections. Any tips? The fatigue is almost worse than the actual symptoms of my conditions to begin with! And I mean ... who YAWNS multiple times during intense cardio? Ain't nobody got time fo' dat. #fatigue #tired #sleepy #noenergy #tiuteam #rheum #lupus #sjogrens #celiac #autoimmune PS: Yes, I sleep well. I do not get too little OR too much sleep. Sooo ... idk. Thoughts? 1d
  •   thisgirlonabudget Iron? 1d
  •   ambshuck_tiu Wasn't anemic the last round of bloodwork but hopefully they'll keep monitoring. Thanks! @thisgirlonabudget 1d
  •   thisgirlonabudget Hmm...maybe look at your diet...maybe you're not getting enough protein or carbs. 1d
  •   lpm6565 It took me about 5 months of treatments to get over the fatigue. It knocked me out for days. Now I usually just have maybe 1 day of fatigue. Hang in there. 1d
  •   ambshuck_tiu Thanks @lpm6565. It's been weeks since my last treatment, idk why the fatigue is still lingering and seeming worse than before the infusions :-/ 1d
  •   janae_day2day Have you had your thyroid levels checked? Could be hypothyroidism. That's what I have, since they removed half my thyroid last year 21h

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