Stand tall. Wear a crown. But don't use a spoon to take a bite out of life...whatever you do.
Having Behcet's or another chronic illness means that you are probably limited to the amount of energy you have each day. Here are ten tips for conserving energy and "hacking" your life, when it comes to living with an autoimmune disease.
It's that day again. Get out your alcohol wipes and thaw out your pen. It's that biweekly torture we call Humira.
Fatigue manifests in different ways for different people. Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Or do you wake up easily but feel like you could face-plant on your desk around 2pm?
You know the deal. You finally fall in love with a medication, but loathe the side effects. Many of the medications prescribed to those with chronic illnesses can wreak havoc on our bodies cosmetically. Suddenly you're back to your sweet sixteen with breakouts, or you're pulling hairy animals from your shower drain. I can't change … Continue reading 5 Remedies for Bad Hair Days: When Meds Ruin Your ‘Do
By 2017, yoga is more than a trend. For me, it meant looking at my body in a new way...and appreciating it for how this disease has changed it. Growing up, I couldn't gain weight to save my life. I was a whopping 99 lbs. soaking wet in high school. I danced competitively all four … Continue reading How Yoga is Changing How I See My Body
We're told that diet is key to our health, and food can be medicine when it comes to fighting off the painful inflammation that autoimmune responses trigger. So where do we draw the line with what we put in our bodies?
An international group of physicians has established a set of guidelines to aid in the classification of Behcet's patients. The International Clinical Criteria for Behcet's Disease classification states patients must present with: -Recurrent oral ulcerations (aphthous or herpetiform) at least three times in one year. -Additionally, patients must present any two of the following: -Recurrent … Continue reading Clinical Criteria for Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease