Can Fish Oil Help The Symptoms Of Lupus?
What’s the deal with fish oil and can it really help?   Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of, you guessed it, oily fish. The potential health benefits of fish oils actually come from two specific types of…
Stress, Lupus, and Music 🎧
The research is in. Stress and lupus do NOT mix. Can listening to your favorite jam help? We all know that stress can makes things worse. A prospective study published in 1994 by Da Costa, D., et. al, found that major life stressors…
SYS: Writing About Lupus with Emojis
They say a picture is worth a thousand words -- Well, how many emojis does it take to describe lupus? It can be hard to explain lupus to friends and family. But, research is beginning to look at the value…
A Mental Health Professional Answers the Top 4 Questions
You're a lupus pro. You know when to call your rheumatologist, dermatologist, or your PCP. But when do you call for mental health support? Making the decision to reach out to a mental health professional, and following through with contacting…
SYS: When Should You Tell a New Date You Have Lupus?
Lupus is a personal battle. But, a relationship is an opportunity (and a challenge) to include other people in the battle. Depending on how long you have been living with lupus, the current severity of your flares, your personal level…
Affording Expensive Lupus Medications
The pain and fatigue of lupus doesn't just take a toll on your body. Expensive medications can hurt your wallet. Out-of-pocket costs for medications and uncovered portions of clinical visits can be a major headache -- and cause some people…
Does Turmeric Really Help The Symptoms of Lupus?
Why are so many people talking about using turmeric for lupus? If you look all across the web, from message boards to articles, one of the top conversations around lupus you will find is people looking for natural remedies for lupus…
Lupus Can Make It Hard To Sleep. Can Tech Help?
While everyone needs good sleep, for Lupus Warriors it is even more critical, but often elusive. "My mom thinks I'm lazy but I told her most nights I don't even sleep ... I just lay there." Few people understand the feeling…
Managing a Lupus Flare – Advice From Experts
Because they are unpredictable, a lupus flare can be frustrating and frightening. The onset of symptoms, ranging from rashes and fatigue to serious joint pain and risk of organ damage, can seem unmanageable. A lupus flare contrast periods of time with…
Lupus Fatigue and the FSS Scale Scores
Tracking your lupus fatigue helps identify factors that may help or exacerbate your symptoms. Are you tracking? In the last two weeks, over 350 people have used Facebook Messenger (to start tracking, just type: FSS) to track their fatigue using the…