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  • lupushealthshop - Lupus Health Shop™ @lupushealthshop 8 hours ago
  • What a touchy subject - healthcare in the USA. So many of us have high deductible health plans, are on Medicaid or may go months without healthcare. I'm in that boat with you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Commonly, I hear many #lupies talk about how their doctor doesn't listen to them or they prescribe so many meds and nothing works or their tests are fine, but they feel horrible.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here are 3 ways to ensure you're being taken care of properly whether you have "good" insurance and a crappy doctor or "bad" insurance or no insurance at all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1️⃣Speak Up! Don't let your medical team bully you into you thinking you're crazy for having symptoms of medications and feel uncomfortable about it. Compare the pros vs. cons. If the medication reduces your quality of life MORE than it's not worth it. If it's preventing organ damage, it's worth it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2️⃣ALWAYS bring a notepad, journal, or have your phone ready with notes on what you feel and when, what you ate, and what you did each day. This will help you and your team determine easy ways to reduce symptoms that you may not realize you're causing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Plus, this will force doctors to spend more time with you and be thorough to review all of this together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don't just give your worst symptom when they ask, this is a systemic disease and there are a lot of connections between pains in one spot as compared to another more often than not.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3️⃣Learn to read your lab results and understand what is happening with your body so YOU can control your health and symptoms easily.
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💉💉If your bloodwork is "fine" or "not bad enough yet", find a new doctor.👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️⚖️
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Your doctor shouldn't care about your health and wellbeing only when you've hit rock bottom. They should be preventing this from happening! The best type of doctor who practices a method of prevention and not managing symptoms are doctors who have switched fields to #integrativemedicine or #functionalmedicine.
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Are you knew to this concept? Check out my #lupusblog 
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👩‍💻"Everything You NEED to Know About Functional Medicine"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#advocate #lupusadvocacy #lupuslifehacks What a touchy subject - healthcare in the USA. So many of us have high deductible health plans, are on Medicaid or may go months without healthcare. I'm in that boat with you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Commonly, I hear many #lupies talk about how their doctor doesn't listen to them or they prescribe so many meds and nothing works or their tests are fine, but they feel horrible.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are 3 ways to ensure you're being taken care of properly whether you have "good" insurance and a crappy doctor or "bad" insurance or no insurance at all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣Speak Up! Don't let your medical team bully you into you thinking you're crazy for having symptoms of medications and feel uncomfortable about it. Compare the pros vs. cons. If the medication reduces your quality of life MORE than it's not worth it. If it's preventing organ damage, it's worth it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ALWAYS bring a notepad, journal, or have your phone ready with notes on what you feel and when, what you ate, and what you did each day. This will help you and your team determine easy ways to reduce symptoms that you may not realize you're causing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Plus, this will force doctors to spend more time with you and be thorough to review all of this together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't just give your worst symptom when they ask, this is a systemic disease and there are a lot of connections between pains in one spot as compared to another more often than not.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣Learn to read your lab results and understand what is happening with your body so YOU can control your health and symptoms easily. _⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💉💉If your bloodwork is "fine" or "not bad enough yet", find a new doctor.👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️⚖️ _ Your doctor shouldn't care about your health and wellbeing only when you've hit rock bottom. They should be preventing this from happening! The best type of doctor who practices a method of prevention and not managing symptoms are doctors who have switched fields to #integrativemedicine or #functionalmedicine. _ Are you knew to this concept? Check out my #lupusblog _ 👩‍💻"Everything You NEED to Know About Functional Medicine"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #advocate #lupusadvocacy #lupuslifehacks
  • What a touchy subject - healthcare in the USA. So many of us have high deductible health plans, are on Medicaid or may go months without healthcare. I'm in that boat with you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Commonly, I hear many #lupies talk about how their doctor doesn't listen to them or they prescribe so many meds and nothing works or their tests are fine, but they feel horrible.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are 3 ways to ensure you're being taken care of properly whether you have "good" insurance and a crappy doctor or "bad" insurance or no insurance at all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣Speak Up! Don't let your medical team bully you into you thinking you're crazy for having symptoms of medications and feel uncomfortable about it. Compare the pros vs. cons. If the medication reduces your quality of life MORE than it's not worth it. If it's preventing organ damage, it's worth it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ALWAYS bring a notepad, journal, or have your phone ready with notes on what you feel and when, what you ate, and what you did each day. This will help you and your team determine easy ways to reduce symptoms that you may not realize you're causing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Plus, this will force doctors to spend more time with you and be thorough to review all of this together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't just give your worst symptom when they ask, this is a systemic disease and there are a lot of connections between pains in one spot as compared to another more often than not.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣Learn to read your lab results and understand what is happening with your body so YOU can control your health and symptoms easily. _⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💉💉If your bloodwork is "fine" or "not bad enough yet", find a new doctor.👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️⚖️ _ Your doctor shouldn't care about your health and wellbeing only when you've hit rock bottom. They should be preventing this from happening! The best type of doctor who practices a method of prevention and not managing symptoms are doctors who have switched fields to #integrativemedicine or #functionalmedicine. _ Are you knew to this concept? Check out my #lupusblog _ 👩‍💻"Everything You NEED to Know About Functional Medicine"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #advocate #lupusadvocacy #lupuslifehacks
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  • lupusoutdoors - Lupus Outdoors @lupusoutdoors 1 day ago
  • Here it is - your #momentofzen 
I know I’m not alone in not being able to do all things I used to do or at least, not as often. I used to make a point of staying at home one weekend a month so I could clean, do laundry, shop for groceries, and all that fun stuff. Now I hope I get to go hiking again before another month has passed. I’m still working on accepting the new norm and that’s ok. I’m grateful I can still get outside at all. I also started taking videos so that when I can't  get outside, I can transport myself there, even if only for a few seconds. Hope you enjoy :) VIDEO/LOCATION: Out with my trusty trail companion about a month ago, as we explore another trail and search for views.  This is ᎠᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East)+ land. Here it is - your #momentofzen I know I’m not alone in not being able to do all things I used to do or at least, not as often. I used to make a point of staying at home one weekend a month so I could clean, do laundry, shop for groceries, and all that fun stuff. Now I hope I get to go hiking again before another month has passed. I’m still working on accepting the new norm and that’s ok. I’m grateful I can still get outside at all. I also started taking videos so that when I can't get outside, I can transport myself there, even if only for a few seconds. Hope you enjoy :) VIDEO/LOCATION: Out with my trusty trail companion about a month ago, as we explore another trail and search for views.  This is ᎠᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East)+ land.
  • Here it is - your #momentofzen I know I’m not alone in not being able to do all things I used to do or at least, not as often. I used to make a point of staying at home one weekend a month so I could clean, do laundry, shop for groceries, and all that fun stuff. Now I hope I get to go hiking again before another month has passed. I’m still working on accepting the new norm and that’s ok. I’m grateful I can still get outside at all. I also started taking videos so that when I can't get outside, I can transport myself there, even if only for a few seconds. Hope you enjoy :) VIDEO/LOCATION: Out with my trusty trail companion about a month ago, as we explore another trail and search for views.  This is ᎠᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East)+ land.
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  • standingeightfilm - Standing Eight @standingeightfilm 3 days ago
  • The incredibly talented @itscourtcav plays "Skylar Abrams"... Dusty's wife. She emerges as the rock and voice of reason during the most difficult time of his life. The incredibly talented @itscourtcav plays "Skylar Abrams"... Dusty's wife. She emerges as the rock and voice of reason during the most difficult time of his life.
  • The incredibly talented @itscourtcav plays "Skylar Abrams"... Dusty's wife. She emerges as the rock and voice of reason during the most difficult time of his life.
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  • lupushealthshop - Lupus Health Shop™ @lupushealthshop 3 days ago
  • Hey #lupuswarriors #wolfpack #lupussisters⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My goodness, we've made it an ENTIRE year here at Lupus Health Shop it's about time I reintroduce myself, I'd love to hear from you guys too, comment below with a hello and one thing you love about yourself, and what you hope to gain from Lupus Health Shop.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hey everyone, I'm Janeen. I'm 27 years old, no kids, but in a relationship with an awesome guy @thesourceapproach who is very patient with all 8 of my autoimmune diseases (why hasn't he run away yet🤣😘?!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I started showing symptoms of Lupus spring 2015, pre-diagnosed within 2 weeks of common symptoms and was officially diagnosed fall 2015(quick because I have a big mouth & don't take no for an answer haha).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Went through a rough patch of the 7 stages of grief with this b/c my very well designed life path went up in flames due to Lupus. It stopped me from a career as a Physician Assistant. I ended schooling with my BS in Natural Sciences-Health Sciences (basically a pre-med degree for the PA program).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was frustrated, exhausted, confused, & felt SO LOST. I had no support, had no idea about how to deal with lupus from a preventative standpoint because I didn't want to gradually get worse with a horrible quality of life like most of us.
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I decided that since I can't be a PA anymore & help sick people, I'm going to be a sick person who can help others virtually. All I want is to help others feel less alone, less helpless, and gain confidence and proper education on health so they can live a relatively normal life, even with Lupus!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Lupus Health Shop was created to have everything I wish I had access to. Preventative lifestyle tips that work, research-backed topics, clean products with no nasty chemicals that work well for Lupus, advocacy for chronic illness care, not just managed healthcare and a comfortable community to grow together.
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✔️🐺We'll be in Albany at capitol hill on May 8th with Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York to advocate! If you're going too, I'd love to meet you! Let me know below🙏🙏🎉
_ -I love talking w/ everyone & thanks for the support, we wouldn't be here without you! Hey #lupuswarriors #wolfpack #lupussisters⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My goodness, we've made it an ENTIRE year here at Lupus Health Shop it's about time I reintroduce myself, I'd love to hear from you guys too, comment below with a hello and one thing you love about yourself, and what you hope to gain from Lupus Health Shop.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hey everyone, I'm Janeen. I'm 27 years old, no kids, but in a relationship with an awesome guy @thesourceapproach who is very patient with all 8 of my autoimmune diseases (why hasn't he run away yet🤣😘?!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I started showing symptoms of Lupus spring 2015, pre-diagnosed within 2 weeks of common symptoms and was officially diagnosed fall 2015(quick because I have a big mouth & don't take no for an answer haha).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Went through a rough patch of the 7 stages of grief with this b/c my very well designed life path went up in flames due to Lupus. It stopped me from a career as a Physician Assistant. I ended schooling with my BS in Natural Sciences-Health Sciences (basically a pre-med degree for the PA program).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was frustrated, exhausted, confused, & felt SO LOST. I had no support, had no idea about how to deal with lupus from a preventative standpoint because I didn't want to gradually get worse with a horrible quality of life like most of us. -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided that since I can't be a PA anymore & help sick people, I'm going to be a sick person who can help others virtually. All I want is to help others feel less alone, less helpless, and gain confidence and proper education on health so they can live a relatively normal life, even with Lupus!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💜 Lupus Health Shop was created to have everything I wish I had access to. Preventative lifestyle tips that work, research-backed topics, clean products with no nasty chemicals that work well for Lupus, advocacy for chronic illness care, not just managed healthcare and a comfortable community to grow together. _ ✔️🐺We'll be in Albany at capitol hill on May 8th with Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York to advocate! If you're going too, I'd love to meet you! Let me know below🙏🙏🎉 _ -I love talking w/ everyone & thanks for the support, we wouldn't be here without you!
  • Hey #lupuswarriors #wolfpack #lupussisters⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My goodness, we've made it an ENTIRE year here at Lupus Health Shop it's about time I reintroduce myself, I'd love to hear from you guys too, comment below with a hello and one thing you love about yourself, and what you hope to gain from Lupus Health Shop.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hey everyone, I'm Janeen. I'm 27 years old, no kids, but in a relationship with an awesome guy @thesourceapproach who is very patient with all 8 of my autoimmune diseases (why hasn't he run away yet🤣😘?!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I started showing symptoms of Lupus spring 2015, pre-diagnosed within 2 weeks of common symptoms and was officially diagnosed fall 2015(quick because I have a big mouth & don't take no for an answer haha).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Went through a rough patch of the 7 stages of grief with this b/c my very well designed life path went up in flames due to Lupus. It stopped me from a career as a Physician Assistant. I ended schooling with my BS in Natural Sciences-Health Sciences (basically a pre-med degree for the PA program).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was frustrated, exhausted, confused, & felt SO LOST. I had no support, had no idea about how to deal with lupus from a preventative standpoint because I didn't want to gradually get worse with a horrible quality of life like most of us. -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided that since I can't be a PA anymore & help sick people, I'm going to be a sick person who can help others virtually. All I want is to help others feel less alone, less helpless, and gain confidence and proper education on health so they can live a relatively normal life, even with Lupus!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💜 Lupus Health Shop was created to have everything I wish I had access to. Preventative lifestyle tips that work, research-backed topics, clean products with no nasty chemicals that work well for Lupus, advocacy for chronic illness care, not just managed healthcare and a comfortable community to grow together. _ ✔️🐺We'll be in Albany at capitol hill on May 8th with Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York to advocate! If you're going too, I'd love to meet you! Let me know below🙏🙏🎉 _ -I love talking w/ everyone & thanks for the support, we wouldn't be here without you!
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  • lupoflove - LUP of Love™ @lupoflove 3 days ago
  • WOW #LUPIES!!!! We asked and you all delivered!!!
Over the past few days, we’ve been overwhelmed with emotions from reading the stories that have been shared with us. Honestly, we can’t wait to share them all with the lupus community during #lupusawarenessmonth . 
To our participants, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being selfless, and for reminding us that we’re not alone!! Please know, it doesn’t end here! ❗️If you missed it, not to worry; There will be other opportunities throughout the month and thereafter to share with us.
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WE L💜VE YOU LUPIES WOW #lupies!!!! We asked and you all delivered!!! Over the past few days, we’ve been overwhelmed with emotions from reading the stories that have been shared with us. Honestly, we can’t wait to share them all with the lupus community during #lupusawarenessmonth . To our participants, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being selfless, and for reminding us that we’re not alone!! Please know, it doesn’t end here! ❗️If you missed it, not to worry; There will be other opportunities throughout the month and thereafter to share with us. . . . WE L💜VE YOU LUPIES
  • WOW #lupies!!!! We asked and you all delivered!!! Over the past few days, we’ve been overwhelmed with emotions from reading the stories that have been shared with us. Honestly, we can’t wait to share them all with the lupus community during #lupusawarenessmonth . To our participants, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being selfless, and for reminding us that we’re not alone!! Please know, it doesn’t end here! ❗️If you missed it, not to worry; There will be other opportunities throughout the month and thereafter to share with us. . . . WE L💜VE YOU LUPIES
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