Lower Back Pain, Chronic Inflammation, & Lupus
From dull, constant aches to pain when moving, many #LupusWarriors experience lower back pain. It’s not certain that lower back pain is a direct or indirect cause of lupus. Many Lupus Warriors experience chronic lower back pain that is often…
Itchy Skin, Urticaria, & Rashes with Lupus
From rashes and lesions to dry, itchy skin, it is very rare to hear of a #LupusWarrior that has not experienced some type of skin involvement. The American College of Rheumatology uses an 11-item classification index to monitor lupus disease involvement. 4…
Joint Pain & Swelling: Symptoms of Lupus
Lupus can have a significant impact on joints. Learning how to care for joints while exhibiting symptoms helps maintain an overall sense of well-being and decreases the risk of future problems. Lupus joint pain can cause general stiffness—usually in the…
Lupus Headaches vs Migraines – What’s the Difference?
Confused whether the headaches are lupus headaches vs migraines or both? Understanding the causes and symptoms can help you decide the right treatment options. #LupusWarriors might experience the dreaded lupus fog bringing the mind and body often to a confused…
Voice Loss, Hoarseness, & Lupus Symptoms 🗣️
Lupus Warriors know that lupus symptoms can show up all throughout the body, from head to toe. Recent research suggests another potential lupus sign: voice loss. At an overview level, let's start by exploring how the speaking voice is produced. There are 3 main…
Fibromyalgia & Lupus: Comorbidity of Illnesses
Fibromyalgia, also known as 'fibro' or FMS, is a chronic condition that causes generalize and widespread pain. And it's common alongside lupus. Lupus and fibromyalgia are two conditions that are similar to one another. They cause similar symptoms to the…
Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, & Lupus
Difficulties with memory and recall are common challenges with lupus. And, new research suggests SLE can increase the risk of dementia. Many Lupus Warriors experience feelings of confusion and forgetfulness as a result of lupus. In fact, surveys have shown that up…
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…
Predicting a Lupus Flare – Can it be Done?
Headed towards a lupus flare? New research into predictive biological markers may hold the answer. Lupus symptoms can come and go depending on the activity of the disease. When symptoms are light, or not present, lupus is in quiescence (or "remission"); when…
Lupus Brain Fog: What Can You Do?
"Wait... What was I doing here?" Between 20% and 60% of lupus warriors battle lupus brain fog. If you are battling lupus and find yourself feeling confused, fatigued, or forgetful you are not alone. Perhaps up to half of all…