Let’s face it, autoimmune diseases can’t be cured. So, I’m not here to tell you that I have ways for you to heal yourself from whatever ails you. However, there are ways to make your symptoms go into hiding a little, or sometimes even a lot depending on what you can do.

There is no magic wand or cure-all pill. There are just solutions that many others have found and adapted through trial and error.

I’ve been researching my illnesses for years and trying a multitude of solutions. I’ve had bipolar disorder and chronic depression as well as hypothyroid for over 25 years now. It’s been a roller coaster to say the least. Now that I’m creeping reluctantly towards 50, I’ve added osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, and possibly lupus to the mix, not to mention the extreme obesity that came along for the ride. After 40 it was like my body just decided to stop cooperating.

All the symptoms and blood tests point to lupus on top of the fibromyalgia diagnosis, but my rheumatologist wanted to run more x-rays and tests to rule out other autoimmune diseases. I decided it was too expensive for all those extra tests after spending so much already just to learn I have diseases that can’t be cured. Don’t you just love the US healthcare system?

So, I opted to save my money and put it toward things that could actually help alleviate my symptoms as much as possible and allow me to live life to the fullest of my capabilities.

I’ve been fortunate to have good-paying, flexible jobs for a long time. However, they have been interspersed with short-term disability here and there. So, even though I have experienced having the resources for the most part to do what I need to do, there have been many times in my life where I can honestly say I was poor. That makes me very conscious of the cost of things. I wish I could tell you that I have all the answers to solve your problems with very little money. Unfortunately, that’s not reality. But I do aim to share with you ways to balance your spending and income for the maximum results with your budget.

I am not a medical professional of any kind and I am not giving you medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor before embarking on any lifestyle changes. As a fellow sufferer, I’m using this platform to share with you things that have helped me and others. I will be sharing product links along the way that may provide me with a small affiliate commission. This doesn’t cost you anything, but helps me fund this blog. And it enables me to keep bringing you solutions that I’ve spent many hours researching so you don’t have to.

If my time spent on this helps ease the pain of just a few others like me, it will all be worth it!

I sincerely hope I can help you to hurt less and live more every day.

If you have suggestions or feedback, I would love to hear from you. Just drop me a note in the contact page.

Virtual hugs,


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