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Sometimes Your Greatest Supporter Is Your Pet

"I haven't had an easy run since being diagnosed last year and I am only 24. My biggest supporter had to be in the photo with me. I hope to see lots of people wearing purple." -Shared by April Bond

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 Lupies Continue To Fight

My medical doctor, old rheumatologist and psychiatrists all have submitted information to the state of Michigan saying I am disabled and unable to work, but I have continued to be denied for my disability!  "I was diagnosed with systemic lupus in 2013, by my medical doctor, seen a rheumatologist and confirmed the lupus diagnosis, started… Continue reading  Lupies Continue To Fight

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What Exercises Do You Do?

Most of you may know that exercising doesn't always come easy for those of us already feeling as though we've just crossed the finish line for a iron man marathon on the daily. However, some of us are able to remain active and exercise quite often. For those of you who can, I am just… Continue reading What Exercises Do You Do?

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You May Be Flaring When…

  Can any of you relate? You know you're hurting when crawling is the lesser of two evils. How many of you have ever been in such pain that crawling was not even an option either? Ugh, but such is life when you're living with lupus :\

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Does Sunlight Trigger Your Flares?

Most of you are aware that my first time at the beach post diagnosis, was a little more than a year ago. Why? Because of photosensitivity caused by lupus. However, Shade founder and CEO, Dr. Emmanuel Dumont and his team, are allowing those individuals battling lupus to take control, stress less, and live fully despite lupus.… Continue reading Does Sunlight Trigger Your Flares?

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Positivity Lupies

"A strong, positive attitude will create more miracles than any 'lupus' wonder drug." -Patricia Neal Did you know that positive thinking is believed to aid people in fighting off common colds and other ailments? And did you know that negative thinking may cause areas of the brain to weaken a person’s immune response to the… Continue reading Positivity Lupies

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You Might Be Flaring When…

  Lupies, How many of you can relate? Ever been in such pain that changing out of your clothes hurt? How about not being able to lift your arms above your head to remove your shirt, or being unable to bend down to remove your pants, socks or shoes? When changing out of your clothes… Continue reading You Might Be Flaring When…