Looks can be deceiving. And trying to hide lupus can be exhausting! Lupies give yourselves a break. And to those who are unaware of what's going on... be kind! What you see is not always actuality.
Why does getting out of bed have to be so dang hard? The answer to the above question is, LUPUS FATIGUE! As many as 80 percent of people with lupus experience fatigue. For some people with lupus, fatigue is their main symptom. Fatigue can be debilitating, even to the point of forcing them to stop… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 19- Can Anyone Else Relate?
Help the Lupus Foundation of America raise awareness of lupus by donating or fundraising during Lupus Awareness Month! Participate in PUT ON PURPLE DAY on Friday, MAY 18TH! Share your photos on social media using hashtag #PutOnPurple! I'll be rocking my purple for #lupus awareness today, Will you???
No single gene or group of genes has been proven to cause lupus. Lupus does, however, appear in certain families. The majority of lupus cases that develop are what is called sporadic, however—that is, no known relative has the disease. Although when lupus develops in people with no family history of lupus, there are likely to be other autoimmune diseases in some… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 17- Lupus Facts
Coping with Lupus is ALL about going at your own pace! Do not all people to tell you how you should feel. Do not allow them to guilt trip you into doing things you know you physically should not and cannot do. No one can tell you how to live your life with lupus, and… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 16- It’s Your Battle!
Every day will not be easy peasy. And no, every day will not be one great ordeal. But one thing's for sure, you WILL deal with a plethora of lupus issues. So, take a moment to appreciate how strong you really are!
Hey Lupies, Did you all know... 15% of individuals diagnosed with lupus are children Let's get to know lupus! Help solve this cruel and mysterious disease. #LupusAwareness!
There are four types of lupus- ONLY three being permanent. Neonatal Lupus, usually temporary, is typically caused by the antibiotics from the mother carried on to the baby. Read more about the different types below, or click here. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Systemic lupus is the most common form of lupus—it’s what most people mean… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 13- Types Of Lupus!
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (aka: SLE)- The most common type of lupus which affects different parts of the body including your internal organs. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues and causes widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected areas. The seriousness of SLE can range from mild… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 11- Try Living With It!
I'M GUILTY! I couldn't count the number of times I have downplayed my symptoms to my family, my friends, my co-workers and my peers. I couldn't even if I tried! I have done so on MORE than TOO many occasions to name. I do so because I find it to be the simpler way. I… Continue reading Lupus Awareness Month: Day 7- I’m Guilty!