With the year winding down, now’s a great time to take some time out to think about next year. How do you feel you measured up when it came to caring for your health? Were you able to stay on top of your needs or did you feel buried under them? If you felt swamped keeping up with the normal tasks of life on top of the extra needs of chronic illness, the winter is a great time to slow down and reconsider your approach to juggling and organizing your time and energy better.
Every month-ish, I like to present interesting and/or useful lupus information gleaned from the internet. If you’ve got a great news item for your fellow lupies, don’t keep it to yourself – send me the link and you might see it in next month’s roundup!
Now, I don’t want to monopolize your time, but I’d love to reach out and get your thoughts on a few new ways to keep Life Despite Lupus fresh, fun and, most of all, useful. I thought I’d start with a bit of a paint job on the site layout. You should find a link to a poll with a few rough thumbnails displaying some alternate layouts. If you could take a few seconds to look them over and cast your vote for the layout that looks most appealing to you (or send in your own suggestions!), I’d really appreciate it.
Marijuana has long been stigmatized as a drug used by deadbeat hippies and people on their way to becoming chronic drug users. While some health experts tout cannabis as a gateway drug to more serious drug abuse, other medical expert are continuing to sound marijuana’s benefits in treating some patients with chronic illnesses.
Without a doubt, one of the top five most frustrating aspects of lupus is its near-sentient ability to creep up and pull out the rug from underneath you. Think you’ve found your triggers? Once the season changes, or your medication or stress level, you can be dealing with a new slew of triggers that were …
Anyone who has lupus understands that this disease impacts more than a person’s physical wellness. However, doctors agree that people who want to adjust, if not overcome, this lupus diagnoses should remember that their mental and emotional state can play a major role in keeping their condition in remission.
As a whole, we tend to trust our doctors and pharmacists, but it’s important to remember that any human being can make a mistake. Unfortunately, when a doctor or pharmacist makes a mistake, it could mean your life.
Every month-ish I post links to interesting lupus-related news found on the web. Got a hot news item to share? Drop me a line and let me know! Spice it up: Turmeric may help people with lupus – UPI.com Two lupus powerhouses team up to accelerate lupus research – Digital Journal Immunomedics gets grant from …
Figuring out the best eating plan for you is one of the trickier aspects of coping with lupus or any other auto-immune illness. When your brain is melting from information overload or when you simply want someone to work one-on-one with you and your needs, working with a specialist might be the answer.
Life Despite Lupus is looking for guest posts! If you have an informative piece to share with the lupus community, drop me a line. Click here for the details. Lupus stands out as one of the most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses. People who suffer from this condition are frequently misdiagnosed as having something else before …