Brain Fog

Many lupus patients describe the phenomenon “brain fog, #lupus fog” when speaking about nervous system complications of their disease. They describe a sensation that “their brains feel fuzzy or not clear.”  70-80% of patients with Fibromyalgia and approximately 20-50% of patients with lupus report experiencing mental fogginess. These patients may report : Feeling confused Forgetfulness Read More…


BE YOURSELF

While growing up, that was a lesson my parents preached to me every day…Just be yourself! As Haitian immigrants when they came to the US, our family practiced and celebrated certain cultural events, spoke a different language, listened and danced to Haitian, Caribbean and Latin music at home and ate food/meals that were different from Read More…


Fibromyalgia Pain + Healthy Sleep

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that can cause widespread musculoskeletal pain. ⁠ Contrary to popular belief, it does not cause systemic inflammation and it is not considered to be an autoimmune disease. Individuals may have a chief complaint of symptoms such as tenderness to touch/pressure (for at least 3 months), severe fatigue, sleep disturbance or Read More…


Hip Pain

I get so many young and older people coming into my office with this symptom.  As a runner and cyclist, I have experienced this condition myself.    Individuals may complain of: Pain between the hip and knee, groin area, outer buttocks or on the lateral part of the hip Pain lying on one side or soreness Read More…


Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

In October, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend shared the tragic news of the loss of their infant during delivery. Many women/ couples go through this devastating loss and it is not often spoken about publicly.  I just wanted to talk about pregnancy loss in women with autoimmune diseases. Individuals with autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Read More…


SLEEP MATTERS

According to the Arthritis Foundation as many as 80% of people living with arthritis have sleep problems, including insomnia from chronic joint pain, stiffness and joint swelling.  Some research also suggests that the cycle of poor sleep may actually cause worsening of these symptoms especially the next day and may even result in depression and Read More…