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Day-to-Day Living

Lupus Recordkeeping: Tips, Tricks, and More

Day-to-Day Living

Physical Inactivity, Depression, and Lupus

People with lupus are both more likely to develop depression, and more...

Exercises

Painkillers, Pain Management, and Lupus

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

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...

Exercises

Good Exercises for Lupus Warriors

Exercise is vital for people with lupus – but many workouts that you can find online can be too intense. Start with the basics and do what you can – but definitely do some exercises! It will be worth it. Exercise keeps the body healthy in a...

Day-to-Day Living

Obesity, Weight Issues, & Lupus Symptoms

Between medication side effects and the challenges of life with lupus, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Battling a lupus flare? The steroids often used to battle lupus can cause people to gain weight. And, even when not flaring, symptoms such as arthritic joints, fatigue, and pain...

Day-to-Day Living

Massage Therapy for Lupus & Fibromyalgia

While the name "massage therapy" is relatively new, the healing power of touch has been used for thousands of years. In fact, there are references to massage therapy in ancient writings from India, Egypt, Japan, China, & Mesopotamia. Perhaps the earliest depiction of massage comes from the Tomb of Akmanthor ("The...