Hospitalizations for Lupus Symptoms
Hospitalizations can seem hard to avoid when battling lupus, co-morbid conditions, infection, and more. People with lupus often experience many symptoms that seem to come and go. It can be difficult to know when to go to the hospital and when…
Benlysta as an Add-On Treatment: German Cohort
New research examines belimumab, better known by the brand name, Benlysta, as an add-on therapy for people with lupus. Researchers in Germany conducted an observational study of Benlysta use in the real world as an add-on treatment for lupus (SLE). After using…
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…
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…
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…
Clinical Trials and Lupus Research
Clinical trials are crucial to ensure that treatments are safe and effective. These research studies test the safety of new medical approaches, including the development of new medications and devices (and even combination products such as stents that release medication!).…
New Lupus Drugs In Development
What is Pharma doing about Lupus? Treating lupus is complicated and usually unique to the individual. From prednisone and Plaquenil to cancer drugs like Methotrexate, finding a drug that manages lupus symptoms can sometimes seem more like trial and error than a science.…
Marijuana (Cannabis) or CBD Oil for Lupus
Marijuana as a lupus treatment may sound psychedelic -- but research efforts are ramping up! While possession and use of marijuana is still prohibited by federal law which supersedes state law, 44 states have medical marijuana laws that allow for…