Armed with my positive attitude and inherent stubborn nature, I keep my mind focused and my life moving forward. I stop to rest, pout and even cry sometimes, but always, I get back up. Life is giving me this challenge and I will plow through it, out of breath with my heart racing if I have to.
—  Amy B. Scher
We are Flaredown

We’re building a simple, beautiful way to track and understand your chronic illness. Because we’re tired of our worst symptoms being ignored and our health being in other people’s hands.

Made by patients, for patients, Flaredown will be free forever. Check it out:

You can get early access on our IndieGoGo page and sign up to be notified when the app is ready on our homepage.

This Tumblr page is a place for us to show off our progress and answer any questions you have about Flaredown. We’ve enlisted the help of three awesome people—bananaantics​, memyselfandibd​, and peardragon—to keep you updated.

We want to be 100% transparent with everything we do, so please ask away!


I have the best primary care physician in the country.

Yes, she’s that amazing and understanding and helpful and generally a kickass human being. Even the nurses, nurse practitioners, and office staff are wonderful. To top it off, their office is open 7 days a week. 

The weather fucking up your lupus flare? They’ll see you as soon as you can get out of the ice and up to the clinic. Migraines of doom? Yep, they’ll help with that too. Asshole broken foot? Yeah, they’ll xray you to make sure said foot ain’t gonna fall off.

Long story short, thanks Obama. My insurance coverage due to the ACA has allowed me to get healthcare from a great doctor instead of having to wait ‘til I’m so sick I have to go to the ER for treatment. 

Take a Stand!  March Stands for Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. An autoimmune disease is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs. There are more than 100 different types of autoimmune disorders including Addison’s Disease, Amyloidosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Behcet’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Graves Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Juvenile Diabetes, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Vasculitis and more. Please list any other causes that fall under the Autoimmune Disease umbrella by commenting to this post.

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