Posts from the Invisible Illness category

Featured, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Overlap Diseases, Prednisone/Corticosteroids, Raynaud's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: MCTD Explained

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / There are many confusing terms in the world of autoimmune diseases like lupus. One condition that we will attempt to clarify is multiple connective tissue disorder (MCTD).  We ...

Antiphospholipid Syndrome, General Information, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Also known as Lupus Anticoagulants or Hughes Syndrome)

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is antiphospholipid syndrome? As if receiving a diagnosis of lupus is not complicated and scary enough, being diagnosed with something called antiphospholipid (pronounced ...

Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Sjogren's

Sjogren’s Syndrome: What you need to know

POSTED BY Frances Ku / What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Sjögren’s (pronounced SHOW-grin’s) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system turns against and attacks the body’s own ...

Invisible Illness, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Medications, Raynaud's

Raynaud’s Disease or Raynaud’s Phenomenon: Symptoms, causes, treatments, and preventing flare-ups

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / How do you say it? Raynaud’s. Just knowing how to pronounce it can be a challenge, let alone understanding what it is, so first things first. You will probably hear it ...

Brain Fog, Depression, General Information, Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Stress, Symptoms, Where to Find Help

Lupus Brain Fog: What is it and how do you cope?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is lupus brain fog? Is this image something you can relate to? Have you been forgetful lately?  Are you having trouble concentrating, remembering things, or feeling ...

Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Main Blog

Invisible Illness: “But you look so good.”

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  What is an Invisible Illness? Have you ever seen someone park in a handicap spot and look  perfectly healthy as they step out of the car? You wonder, “They’re not disabled, ...

Brain Fog, Coping With Lupus, Depression, General Information, Gratitude, Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Nutrition, Parenting with Chronic Illness, Photosensitivity, Stress, Symptoms

Coping with Lupus: How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Coping with Lupus:How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body? Whether you have been recently diagnosed with lupus or have been living with it for many years, learning ...