Coping With Winter and Lupus

Winter may have a direct impact on your symptoms. What symptoms do you experience during winter? Yes a lot swelling wrists and kneesWhat do you do to cope with these symptoms?...

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When Someone Says "You Look Fine"

What do you say to people who tell you that "you look fine", when you have a serious illness? Siento mucha tristeza. How should people understand your condition? What do you want...

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Coping With Winter and Lupus

Winter may have a direct impact on your symptoms. What symptoms do you experience during winter? Not usually that bad until this this fall -- I'm having to deal with flare-ups....

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face with Lupus, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of having lupus. I would like my life back!

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face with Lupus, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of having lupus. Dear lupus, where will you strike me next? For the last eight...

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face with Lupus, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of having lupus. Dear Lupus, You will NEVER defeat me! My spirit will soar and...

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face with Lupus, What Would You Say?

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of having lupus. Dear Lupus, you thought you broke me but you didn't. I refuse...

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If You or Someone You Love Were Able to Be Symptom-free for One Day, How Would You Spend the Time? | 23/08/2018

What would you do that you aren't able to do now? I will go out in the sun and play volleyball like I used to before I was diagnosed with lupus.  

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If You Were Able to Come Face to Face with Lupus, What Would You Say? | 23/08/2018

Go ahead. Vent your frustrations. Share how you persevere in the face of the everyday struggles of having lupus. Dear Lupus,I don’t even know why I’m calling you dear because...

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If You or Someone You Love Were Able to Be Symptom-free for One Day, How Would You Spend the Time?

What would you do that you aren't able to do now? I would spend the day with the man I love and my daughter. We would go to Disneyland and ride every ride. Then we would have...

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How I Cope with Lupus "Brain Fog"

How has lupus "brain fog" affected you and how have you met the challenge? When I first started noticing brain fog it kind of scared me. I thought I was losing my mind. My Dr....

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Donna Richardson: In Search of Dr.

Donna Richardson

Lupus
Aquilla, TX

In Search of Dr.

My husband was diagnosed with DLE in 1989. I am in search of a Dr.

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I start to experience all the painful symptoms of Lupus, such as the rashes (discoid), the "butterfly rash" on my face, pain my joints and...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I didn't think to pursue a diagnosis. I had a teaching Doctor at a university health center. My medical history showed I'd had a couple...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? A terrible aversion to garlic, itchiness all over my body even on the soles of my feet, vomiting when eating certain foods, feeling so tired...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Tired all the time and achy bodyWhat tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? Ana and blood workUpon learning about...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I woke up one morning and couldn't move. Everything hurt and by the time I got ready to go to work, my hands looked like balloons. I went...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had severe painful swelling of my knees. My primary doctor sent me to a rheumatologist and began treatments of cortisone shots. It may...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I felt like I had been run over by a truck and it hurt to move. Fevers would spike two or three times a day. I had no desire to eat and...

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Share your coping strategies

What do you do when you're feeling upset? WritingWhat keeps you going? My kids and hubby

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