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Q&A Forum: Environment, Weather, & Lupus Symptoms

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Q&A Forum: Staying Active and Engaged

Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult. How are Lupus Warriors staying...

Health Insurance

Health Insurance for Lupus Warriors | Q&A Forum

Finding the perfect health insurance plan when living with lupus can be difficult. It...

Living with Lupus

Britt Clark | My Lupus Story

Britt Clark is the founder of Lupus Lyfe, a lupus blog with a mission of spreading awareness and inspiration to those living with lupus. She is also a contributor to The Mighty. This is her personal lupus story. When I became pregnant with my youngest son in...

Living with Lupus

Lupus Health Goals, Looking Ahead to 2020

Setting personal goals is a big part of maintaining your resolutions. As the year comes to an end, what are your health goals for 2020? And what steps are you going to take to make them happen? In order to stay motivated, identifying and setting goals is essential. Your goals...

Living with Lupus

Support from Caregivers That Works (& What Doesn’t)

Managing the ups and downs, the twists and turns, of lupus is an on-going battle. What support do Lupus Warriors find most useful and what else can caregivers do to help? No two people with lupus are alike. That doesn't just mean that symptoms and disease fluctuations are different (though...

Living with Lupus

Home Remedies & OTC Treatments for Lupus

Do Lupus Warriors turn to home remedies or over-the-counter solutions to help manage the fatigue, pain, and other symptoms of lupus? Despite the fact that only 1 lupus medication has been approved in the last 60 years, there are many reasons to be optimistic. Anifrolumab, made by AstraZeneca, just met...

Day-to-Day Living

Frustrations (and Remaining Optimistic) with Lupus

Living with lupus brings plenty of frustrations. Finding moments of optimism when you're feeling down is a key part of the battle. Fatigue, flares, medication side effects, physical challenges... there are plenty of frustrations to overcome when living with lupus. Remaining optimistic can be hard, but it's worth it. Research has...

Living with Lupus

Flare Triggers and Early Lupus Symptoms

Recognizing flare triggers makes it possible to predict changes in lupus disease activity before the symptoms begin. Living with lupus can feel like a roller coaster. Over night, symptoms can show up or disappear and inflammation can rise and fall. Internal factors, like stress, and external factors, like air...

Living with Lupus

The Top Lupus Tip to Share with My Younger Self Is…

Experience: The useful tidbits you learn along the way (but wish you knew from the beginning) Over time, you become an expert in living with lupus. You build a lupus treatment team that works for you. You get the schedule of medications and office visits down. You get used...

Day-to-Day Living

I Wish That My Rheumatologist Understood…

Rheumatologists are experts when it comes to autoimmune diseases like lupus. But, that doesn't mean that they understand all the challenges of being a Lupus Warrior. Rheumatologists are key members of the lupus treatment team and are often the clinician that will make a lupus diagnosis. But,...

Living with Lupus

Relationship: When to 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 of comfort inviting other people into the intimate parts...