One thing that I have learned about lupus is, you CANNOT allow it to dictate the way things happen in your life. If you continue to live in fear of a flare, or are overly cautious about doing certain things, then you will never get the chance to experience life, and life will pass you… Continue reading Fear Of Things Going Wrong, Won’t Make Things Go Right!
You are always in a state of fear because you never know from day to day what could happen. Ever read a post that hits home? Ever hung on its every word? Ever felt like every line was extremely relatable where you were left thinking to yourself, hey, they have to be talking about me?… Continue reading Lupus, The Lifelong Battle!
This hits home today, as I am about to walk across the finish line this morning. It's been a year in searching, a year of battling my mind, my body, my family. A year of wanting to give up, a year of wanting to claim defeat, but I REMAINED strong! I am UNSTOPPABLE!
Hello Lupies! Have you all signed up for Take Charge yet? It's a new 8 week email series that will provide you all with awesome tips and tools to help manage your everyday lives with lupus! By participating in the Take Charge email series, you will actively gain knowledge of skills that can help you: Explain… Continue reading Take Charge!
Photosensitivity or abnormal light sensitivity a major symptom of lupus. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) loosely defines photosensitivity as "a skin rash as a result of unusual reaction to sunlight." Exposure to the sun can cause those living with lupus to experience increased disease activity with symptoms such as joint pains, weakness, fatigue and fever.… Continue reading Sunscreen For Lupus Sufferers?
Found this gem while scrolling on the WordPress news feed. Though I do not have lyme disease, I do have lupus, and I believe this post has an incredible amount of information for eating better when living with an autoimmune diseases. I've included only the anti- inflammatory foods as it pertains to my current situation… Continue reading Eat Your Veggies — Sheila Moon
There is a lot of misinformation that exists about lupus—including the incorrect belief that lupus only occurs in women. However, new findings are now being presented on possible mechanisms behind gender differences in the occurrence of rheumatism and other autoimmune diseases. A recent study published in Nature Communications, can be of significance for the future treatment… Continue reading Do More Women Develop Autoimmune Diseases Than Men?
Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans, according to The Lupus Foundation of America, and it occurs when something goes wrong with the immune system. Normally the immune system produces antibodies that protect us from viruses and bacteria. But when you have lupus, the immune system can no longer decipher harmful germs from healthy tissue. In turn,… Continue reading Lupus Symptoms Easily Missed
Lupies, I don't even know where to begin... This month has been a rough one for me and my lupus. It is really trying to take hold of every part of my being. It's affected my mind- I have over a dozen sticky notes on my desk and computer screen at work, a million reminders… Continue reading Lupus Does Not And Will Not Define Me!
80-90% of people with lupus can expect to live a normal life span. -According to The National Resource Center On Lupus Yes, it is true that medical science has not yet developed a method for curing lupus, and some people do in fact, die from the disease. However, for the majority of the people living with the disease… Continue reading Prognosis And Life Expectancy With Lupus!