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What are your favorite compression sock brands?

I started wearing compression socks very regularly after I was diagnosed with lupus last summer. The only other times I had worn them were during extended hospital stays, so wearing them on a regular ’ol Tuesday was new for me.

To be honest, I’m mad at myself for resisting them for so long (or perhaps the right phrasing is that I didn't give them very much consideration). But as it turns out, if you get the right kind, they’re comfy! They help keep the swelling down! I can feel my legs all day! Cute patterns DO exist!

So I’m curious about brands you love and can’t live without. My favorite right now is Comrad because they have really soft, low compression options. But they’re not cheap, so I also like the brand fenglaoda for the bright animal prints and reasonable price point (if I’m going to wear them, I might as well have a good time, yes?).

What about you?

#Spoonie #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #POTS #Lupus #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #RareDisease #Disability #RheumatoidArthritis

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Hi there 👋🏻 my fellow, Mighties!

How’s your weekend going? I went to the spring UGA Research Garden Event earlier. Got to talk to few different folks at the booths that were setup! It was fun. #CheckInWithMe #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Spoonie

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Happy Mother’s Day, to all the Mighty moms!

I hope that you feel loved today & that you know how wonderful you are. #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #Support

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How are you managing? Well I hope.

Here’s a thumbs up but, in reality EVERYTHING HURTS. I know as chronic pain patients we’re often made to put on a brave front. You can be honest here though. It’s a safe space. #ChronicPain #Spoonie #CheckInWithMe #Support #MentalHealth

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What do you miss about life before chronic illness?

I miss my life before I got this chronic illness.. I miss being able to actually enjoy things without feeling worse afterwards. I miss being able to do things without being scared of its consequences. Eating, shopping.. And above all; living. #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #Support #Grief

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How do you practice self-love & kindness towards yourself?

I like to practice saying affirmations to myself like this one from Kate Allan’s “Thera-pets:” my body deserves real care and kindness and so do I. #MightyPets #MightyTogether #TheMighty #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #Support #Selflove #affirmations

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What migraine symptom is bothering you the most today?

Fear not, migraine friends — those symptoms you’re experiencing? You’re not alone. Here are the most common symptoms that our Mighty migraine community deals with during their average attack.

#Migraine #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #CheckInWithMe #Disability #Fibromyalgia #Spoonie #Lupus #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

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