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Old 09-05-2020, 07:47 PM   #1
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☀️Not Many Symptoms Right Now
🌦A Few Symptoms But They’re Manageable
☔️Recovering From A Few Heavy Symptom Days
🔥In A Flare
🚨Symptoms Feel Unmanageable

Autoimmune Diseases
An autoimmune disease is an illness that causes the immune system to produce antibodies that attack normal body tissues. Autoimmune is when your body attacks itself. It sees a part of your body or a process as a disease and tries to combat it. This is different from a Primary Immuniodefeciency Disease (PIDD), which occurs when when you do not have the ability to defend against outside diseases.

Rare Diseases
In the United States, a rare disease is defined as one that affects fewer than 200,000 people. The prevalence of a rare disease usually is an estimate and may change over time.

Individuals can be disabled by chronic autoimmune diseases and rare diseases such as Asthma, Diabetes, Lyme Disease, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus, Hashimoto, Fibromyalgia, Celiac Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Ehlers-Danlos etc. This is a brief list, a full list can be found online.
It can be very challenging for individuals with invisible chronic illnesses to receive support. Many of us experience discrimination, stigma and toxic positivity.

☀️Not Many Symptoms Right Now
🌦A Few Symptoms But They’re Manageable
☔️Recovering From A Few Heavy Symptom Days
🔥In A Flare
🚨Symptoms Feel Unmanageable
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1). Depression
2). PTSD
3). Anxiety
4). Hashimoto
5). Fibromyalgia
6). Asthma
7). Atopic dermatitis
8). Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
9). Idiopathic Angioedema
10). Gluten sensitivity
11). EpiPen carrier
12). Food allergies, medication allergies and food intolerances. .
13). Alopecia Areata
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🔥In a flare
This flare is my fault. I ate a few meals over the last three days that were not healthy/friendly to my immune system.
I was able to leave and purchase fresh fruits/vegetables, cranberry juice and soup. I also have tea to calm my stomach. 🍅🥬🥒🥦🥕🌽🍍🍌
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Spoons are a visual representation used as a unit of measure to quantify how much energy individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses have throughout a given day.

1). Depression
2). PTSD
3). Anxiety
4). Hashimoto
5). Fibromyalgia
6). Asthma
7). Atopic dermatitis
8). Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
9). Idiopathic Angioedema
10). Gluten sensitivity
11). EpiPen carrier
12). Food allergies, medication allergies and food intolerances. .
13). Alopecia Areata
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