Lupus Is Going Down

Helping You Live Well With Lupus

Chronic Pain Flare Up Kit- What’s Inside

Yep, it's a flare day. So, I'll be in my recliner with my chronic pain flare up kit next to me. Read on to find out what I keep in it to help me cope. Seriously, my lupus pain is so bad during my lupus flares that moving is almost impossible. The only reason I move to the recliner is because I need a change of scenery. It helps to keep the negativity away. But, before I even get in the recliner I make sure everything I could possibly need is next to it. Actually, these items stay in a…

Emergency Preparedness Essentials with Lupus

Having a chronic disease like lupus requires special considerations. Especially, when you're considering emergency preparedness essentials with lupus. Honestly, being prepared for an emergency like a natural disaster isn't something many people think about. That is, until they find themselves in one unprepared. Unfortunately, too many people have learned the hard way when it comes to being prepared. Personally, I've seen this too many times. Since, I live on Texas' Gulf Coast, I've experienced my fair share of tornadoes and hurricanes. Most recently, I've experienced Hurricanes Ike and Harvey. And, things could've been worse if we hadn't been prepared. You…

I Have Lupus Now- Telling Your Kids

Talking to your kids about your lupus can be rough. Yet, it's necessary. Read how the “I have lupus now” with your kids can be easier and comforting. But, before I get into the how's and why's of talking to your kids about your lupus diagnosis, I have a confession to make. When I began experiencing disease activity after a long period of none, I didn't handle it well. Disappearing into a deep pit of depression is more like it. And, I tried to hide it from those around me, including my two daughters. Basically, I isolated myself from everyone.…

Things To Know About Fibromyalgia With Lupus

Can you have fibromyalgia with lupus? Read on to find out the answer and other things you need to know about fibromyalgia with lupus. Before, I get to the answer, I want to begin by clearing up some misconceptions concerning fibromyalgia. You see, many people don't know much about this chronic disorder. So, I want to get the facts about fibromyalgia straight first. Then, I'll talk about the connection it has with lupus. First things first- Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I'm an individual that suffers from lupus. All content found on lupusisgoingdown.com, including text, images, audio, or other…

Lupus Digestive Problems – What To Do

Lupus pain can be excruciating. Especially, when it's abdominal pain. So, here's what you can do to ease your pain caused by lupus digestive problems. Since lupus causes your immune system to attack your own body, it goes without saying that it can cause digestive problems. In fact gastrointestinal issues are common with lupus. Just ask anyone with lupus. I'm sure you've experienced your share of digestion issues with lupus. Yet, lupus affects everyone differently. Your symptoms may not be the same as mine. It's important that you discuss any abdominal pain with your doctor. Pain of any kind is…

Lupus Flare Triggers- Be On The Lookout

What if you could prevent a lupus flare before it happened? By being on the lookout for and reducing the effects of these lupus flare triggers you can. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I'm an individual that suffers from lupus. All content found on lupusisgoingdown.com, including text, images, audio, or other formats, were created for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Having lupus, you know when a flare is coming on: increased fatigue, fever, upset stomach, or increased joint pain. Well,…

The Only Autoimmune Protocol Diet Plan You Need

Looking for an autoimmune protocol diet plan? Look no further. Find out why in my review of The Paleo Mom's The AutoImmune Protocol by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I'm an individual that suffers from lupus. All content found on lupusisgoingdown.com, including text, images, audio, or other formats, were created for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This means I may earn a commission if you choose to sign up for a…

5 Best Women’s Sun Protective Hats

If you suffer from sun sensitivity, then you know the value of a good hat. Not only do they need to protect your head, face, and neck; but you also want style. And that's what you get with these 5 best women's sun protective hats. I know- you're probably thinking, what does a man know about women's hats? And, I promised that I only promote products that I've tried out. So, to squash any doubts, I didn't try these out. My teenage daughters did. You see, once I began suffering from lupus photosensitivity, my daughters joined in my safety precautions…

10 Best Anti Inflammatory Diet Food Swaps

  Wanting the best anti inflammatory diet, but don't know how to cut bad foods? Here's 10 food swaps that you will enjoy cooking while lowering inflammation. Trust me, as a lupus sufferer, I understand how the things you eat amp up your inflammation. I mean, it's like the minute I eat eggs, I can feel a flare coming on. So, I wanted to know why that was. What I learned is that there are certain foods that increases inflammation, and that there's a diet that can reduce inflammation. It's called the autoimmune protocol. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor.…

The AIP Diet Food List: Do’s and Don’ts

Are you looking for a natural way to alleviate your autoimmune disease symptoms? The AIP diet can help you with that. And, here's the do's and don'ts with the AIP diet food list. To begin with, let me tell you a little of my story. I was diagnosed with lupus when I was 13. Then, at about 18, I went into a long remission (20 years!). Finally, about four years ago, my lupus relapsed, and I have been learning to modify my lifestyle to combat my lupus ever since. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I'm an individual that suffers…