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Living with Lupus

Cognitive Development of Children and Lupus

Day-to-Day Living

Q&A Forum: The Holidays

With the holiday season fast approaching, Lupus Warriors will be adjusting to...

Exercises

Painkillers, Pain Management, and Lupus

Pain is an unfortunate part of lupus, and one of its most...

Day-to-Day Living

Diabetes and Lupus: Managing Comorbid Conditions

Many people with lupus also have diabetes, and the ways that the two diseases are related are complicated. It isn’t easy, but it is possible to navigate both illnesses at the same time. Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that effect how the body processes...

Living with Lupus

Overcoming Difficulties Maintaining Employment with Lupus

Lupus can get in the way of many aspects of day-to-day life. Working with lupus is possible – but may require some adjustments and a little self-forgiveness. Muscular weakness, fatigue, stress, and doctors’ appointments can make work and school difficult for people...

Day-to-Day Living

Positive Affirmations and Lupus

Positive affirmations and positive thinking are two powerful strategies that can help Lupus Warriors improve self esteem, manage stress, & get motivated to take on challenges. Staying positive and motivated when dealing with lupus and its myriad symptoms isn’t easy. Over time, it’s easy to find yourself in...

Living with Lupus

Home Medical Devices, Independence, and Lupus

Equipping yourself with the right tools can help you live more independently and happily at home. The right tool  makes all the difference. The adage holds for healthcare as well with more equipment being available for use at home than ever before.

Exercises

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Chronic Pain

Many Lupus Warriors are familiar with chronic pain -- the kind that lasts for months or even years. Mindfulness-based stress reduction may offer relief, according to a recent meta-analysis. Sharp pangs. Dull aches. Tingling. Pain comes in many sensations, but all are unpleasant and can interfere with daily...

Day-to-Day Living

Caffeine Intake and Lupus | Staying Alert

Should you drink that brew? Coffee and other caffeine-containing foods are a mixed bag – both good and bad - for people with lupus. Fatigue is a common symptom of lupus, and it can come along with brain fog and

Day-to-Day Living

Patient-Reported Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Lupus

Many aspects of lupus can't be recorded with tests. Patient-reported outcomes help Lupus Warriors and researchers better understand the impact of SLE. For Lupus Warriors, trusting your instincts is the way to go. You know the early warning signs of your flares. You know your...

Day-to-Day Living

Lupus Self-Management and Communication Strategies

An essential part of successful self-management (the management of one’s own condition and symptoms) is to communicate with others, not to do it on one’s own. What is self-management? Self-management is the continuous engagement in your illness, by actively participating in the...

Living with Lupus

Q&A Forum: Self-Management & Accountability

With many Lupus Warriors avoiding in-office doctors visits due to COVID-19 concerns, self-management and accountability is vital. Managing and understanding your symptoms is key in self-management, as well as sharing resources and information with your treatment team. Check out this month's Q&A Forum! Lupus Warriors should be...