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  • Interview with Steven Taylor, CEO of the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation - Part 1 
    February 13, 2019 at 2:00 AM

    This is the first part of a series of articles on the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF). 

  •  Interview with Steven Taylor, CEO of the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation - Part 2
    February 15, 2019 at 3:00 AM

    I will let Steven share his own thoughts on the efforts of the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation. 

  • Interview with Steven Taylor, CEO of the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation - Part 3
    April 21, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Advocating for new medications and treatments  

  • Developing Strong Motivational Skills.
    The Dude's Motivation Game.
    October 8, 2018 at 1:30 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    A game that I created and play to keep myself motivated and moving forward.

  • Better Executive Functioning - Part 2
    Becoming more organized and getting things done.  
    October 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    How to improve you organizational skills and become more productive.

  • What is the difference between Primary and Secondary Sjogren’s Syndrome?
    October 1, 2017 at 10:00 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    When a person receives a diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome, there is often a lot of fanfare by the doctor in determining whether a person has Primary or Secondary Sjogren’s Syndrome.

  •  Creating a system and making it simple 
    April 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    In this article, the goal is to share how to live successfully while living with a disability. This involves systems. 

  • Being Itchy Part 1 of 3. Why am I so itchy and what can I do to make it stop?
    March 10, 2019 at 4:30 AM

    There are people who live spending a lot of time scratching. What can cause it and what can help? 

  • Being Itchy Part 2 of 3. Autoimmune conditions and Chronic Itch.
    March 11, 2019 at 2:30 AM

    Why do itching, and other different symptoms seem to show up at the same time? 

  • Being Itchy Part 3 of 3. What helps to "Ditch the Itch?"
    March 12, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    Most people reading this just want help. So here are some strategies that have helped myself and other people living with chronic itching. 

  • What are Anticholinergic drugs, and how do they affect a person with Sjogren's Syndrome?
    July 1, 2017 at 9:00 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    The summary of this article is that there are drugs that work on certain conditions by drying people out. As people with Sjogren's Syndrome, we need to be aware of this.

  • Understanding and being understood.
    Learning to communicate in common language.
     
    June 25, 2018 at 2:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    Have you struggled to be understood when talking about complex subject matter? It should be pretty easy to understand when we are talking about the same things. But are we really? 

  • Learning which advice is the right advice for you.
    October 14, 2018 at 12:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    What to do with advice given, and learning to spot if the advice given will work for you.

  •  A different perspective on diet and autoimmune diseases 
    June 19, 2018 at 1:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein

     When all else fails, and the pills and medical treatments stop working or don't work, many people try to change their diets. Why? 

  • Waiting for a diagnosis: The advanced strategies
     
    December 18, 2018 at 12:30 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    How to collect and keep everything organized to assist in a diagnosis.

  • Things to remember when living with Sjogren’s Syndrome 
    December 21, 2017 at 3:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    Sjögren’s Syndrome is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, but also one of the least known by doctors, and can be difficult to get a proper diagnosis.
      

  • Dealing with Brain Fog Part 1
    September 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    What exactly is brain fog and how do we deal with it and make it better or make it just go away?

  • Dealing with Brain Fog Part 2
    September 10, 2017 at 2:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    Brain fog can have many causes and possible solutions. Here are some of the causes and strategies that I have used over the years to get to where I am now.

  • Getting proper care for your autoimmune condition
    September 23, 2017 at 2:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    You can have more than one autoimmune condition: Many of us that have an autoimmune disease do.

  • Recognizing and coping with illness-related fatigue - Part 1 
    October 15, 2018 at 1:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein

     Most people understand tiredness and fatigue to be the same thing, but are they the same thing? To the people who live with chronic severe recurring fatigue there is a big difference. 

  • Recognizing and coping with illness related fatigue - Part 2 
    October 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    In the first part, we went through what fatigue is and how it can present in a person who has an autoimmune disease or condition that causes fatigue. In this article we will discuss some possible treatments and strategies that may help.   

  • When sleep doesn’t help and you stay tired - Part 1 
    October 25, 2017 at 1:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    Why are some people wide awake at night and fighting to stay awake during the day? 

  • When sleep doesn’t help and you stay tired - Part 2 
    October 26, 2017 at 11:00 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    In this part of the series, I will discuss what a sleep disorder can look like for a person who is living with a chronic disease.   

  • When sleep doesn’t help and you stay tired - Part 3 
    October 29, 2017 at 2:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    This article contains strategies that I and other people have used to cope with the effects of living with a sleeping disorder from a chronic disease. 

  • Is my anxiety being created by a medical issue - Part 1 
    October 15, 2017 at 1:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    Are all anxiety issues caused by underlying medical issue? No. Everybody will experience some form of anxiety at some point in their life.

  • Is my anxiety being created by a medical issue - Part 2 
    November 12, 2017 at 3:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    So, what does Anxiety really look like? 

  • Is my anxiety being created by a medical issue - Part 3 
    November 12, 2017 at 3:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    An article on different strategies and treatments for Anxiety.

  • Living with neuropathic pain - Part 1
    What does nerve pain look like and what will help me to cope with it?
    December 3, 2017 at 12:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    There are several types of pain. When most people think of pain, they think of a headache, sore teeth, broken bones, arthritis, or maybe even a sprained ankle. Pain is pain, and it typically doesn't feel very good to be in pain. Nerve pain is another type of pain. 

  • Living with neuropathic pain - Part 2
    What Symptoms and tests are used to diagnose nerve pain?
    December 3, 2017 at 4:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    This article will focus on possible symptoms and test for nerve pain.   

  • Living with neuropathic pain - Part 3
    What are the causes of nerve pain? 
    November 3, 2017 at 3:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    This article will focus on possible causes of nerve pain. 

  • Living with neuropathic pain - Part 4
    How can I get relief from nerve pain?
    December 4, 2017 at 2:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    Living with neuropathic pain can be very difficult. There are various degrees of nerve pain and what works for one person may not work for another. But, what works?

  • Living with neuropathic pain - Part 5
    Strategies that can help with nerve pain. 
    December 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    While medications are typically one of the first choices for neuropathic pain, other approaches can help too. 

  • Learning to overcome adversity through advocacy - Part 1
    Helping yourself by helping others. 
    December 24, 2017 at 2:30 AM
     By: Randy Klein 

    Changing your world and those around you through advocacy. My story.

  • Learning to overcome adversity through advocacy - Part 2
    How do I communicate effectively with others as an advocate?   
    December 24, 2017 at 4:00 AM
     By: Randy Klein 

    In this article, I will share how we do this: how to advocate for others and for yourself. 

  • What is Dysautonomia - Part 1
    Why do I feel like I am going to pass out all of the time? 
    January 7, 2018 at 12:00 AM
     By: Randy Klein 

    I assumed that it was stress, anxiety, diet, and maybe I just pushed myself too hard, but then it started happening more and more.  

  • What is Dysautonomia - Part 2
    What are the symptoms and types of dysautonomia? 
    January 7, 2018 at 4:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    In this article we will talk about what dysautonomia is, symptoms, and what diseases can go along with it.  

  • What is Dysautonomia - Part 3
    What will help and who do I see for symptoms of dysautonomia?  
    January 8, 2018 at 1:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    What kind of specialists do I see, and what treatments are available for Dysautonomia?  

  • Getting help with chronic pain - Part 1 
    February 6, 2018 at 12:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    This will be the first part of a series of articles focusing on different types of pain, as well as strategies to better deal with pain, and much more. 

  • Getting help with chronic pain - Part 2
    Surviving Chronic pain through goal setting 
    February 12, 2018 at 2:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    This is part two of the series on living with chronic pain. This article is about Surviving Chronic pain through goal setting. 

  • Getting help with chronic pain - Part 3
    Visiting the Pain Clinic 
    February 20, 2018 at 12:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    A Pain Management Clinic employs people who specialize in treating pain. It is all that they do 

  • Getting help with chronic pain - Part 4 Bouncing back after the pain treatments wear off
    March 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    I've been asked why I would even bother taking these medications when the pain will just return anyway 

  • Understanding motivation & developing communication skills - Part 1 
    May 24, 2018 at 12:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    I'm off to see the doctor, and I just want to be heard.  

  • Understanding motivation & developing communication skills - Part 2
    May 25, 2018 at 1:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    This is the second in a series on how to better communicate with a doctor and to be heard and understood

  • Starting over again with a new doctor - Part 1 
    July 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    I'm about to be without a doctor. What do I do?   

  • Starting over again with a new doctor - Part 2 
    July 11, 2018 at 11:00 PM
    By: Randy Klein

    Often starting with a new doctor can be as challenging as being in a new relationship.   

  • Why do I go through periods of weakness - Part 1 
    August 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM
    By: Randy Klein 

    I found out that I was going through physical reactions to autoimmune disease. 

  • Why do I go through periods of weakness - Part 2
    August 11, 2018 at 2:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    In this second part of a two part series, I will share strategies that have worked for me with dealing with the weakness that comes from dealing with chronic illness. 

  • Sjogren's Syndrome and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome 
    September 11, 2017 at 2:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    I learned this week the source of my pain that couldn't be explained through normal tests. 

  • Living with rashes, boils, itching, and hives.
    When you and your skin don’t get along 
    April 11, 2018 at 4:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    There are a lot of people living with so many different types of skin disorders and rashes. This article will focus on my experiences and hopefully help others through it as well. 

  • Dealing with chronic recurring infections 
    April 12, 2018 at 2:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein

    Is there a long term strategy for people who have chronic recurring infections? 

  • What is a Biologic Drug? 
    July 23, 2018 at 1:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    After running out of traditional medications to try, I ended up taking a group of medications called Biologics.  

  • IVIG treaments for people with Sjogren's Syndrome. 
    August 24, 2017 at 12:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    What is IVIG? It is a short from for Intravenous immunoglobulin.   

  • Arthritis - Keeping it simple 
    June 30, 2017 at 2:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    When I grew up, we occasionally heard stories of people with arthritis. They were typically someone's grandmother or grandfather, and all of the ones I knew had curly gnarled fingers. 

  • Understanding realistic Cancer risks with Sjogren’s Syndrome 
    September 3, 2017 at 2:30 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    We do not need to be afraid, but it helps to be informed. 

  • Qualifying for disability or Disability tax credits - Part 1 
    January 26, 2018 at 3:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    It can be difficult to secure disability or apply for a disability tax credit when you are living with a disease that affects you on a daily basis. 

  • Qualifying for disability or Disability tax credits - Part 2 
    January 26, 2018 at 3:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    This article will focus on securing the right doctor to fill out your forms for you. 

  • Qualifying for disability or Disability tax credits - Part 3 
    January 29, 2018 at 1:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    This is the third part of a multi-part series on qualifying and applying for a government Disability pension/benefit or Disability tax credit. 

  • Revelation on the film set
    Dealing with the fallout of a misdiagnosis 
    May 14, 2018 at 2:00 AM
    By: Randy Klein 

    On May 12, I was filmed as part of a future miniseries. It all happened pretty quick.   

  • Dude's Hope System
    March 2, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    Dude's Hope System: Written as a system build article as compared to a blog 

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