Increased Ischemic Stroke Risk with Lupus
New study conducted with a Swedish lupus cohort finds increased risk of ischemic stroke. A study published in April 2017 found that lupus patients had more than twice the risk of having an ischemic stroke (HR 2.2, 95% confidence interval 1.7…
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…
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…
Winter is Coming: Cold Weather and Lupus
It’s true, winter is coming, but what does that mean for your lupus (or the other conditions you might be battling right alongside like Raynaud’s or Rheumatoid Arthritis?)  If there is one thing we know about lupus, it is that…
How Common is the Butterfly Rash?
Our Poll Results are in! Nearly 1,000 people with lupus reported about the butterfly rash symptom. If you didn't get a chance to answer and wish to, you can still answer the poll on butterfly rash prevalence. As we receive…
Pain and Lupus
One of the most common symptom of lupus, many people experience and live with chronic pain. "My hands, wrist, shoulders... You name it, the pain is there"   The pain associated with lupus can be one of the most challenging…
Fatigue, Decreased Energy, & Lupus
For many people with lupus, extreme fatigue is one of the primary symptoms of the disease. Know what contributes to this symptom and learn strategies for minimizing the onset as early as possible. What contributes to fatigue with lupus? Upwards of 80%…
Butterfly Rash and Lupus
A red or purple rash on the nose and cheeks is a common symptom of lupus called a malar rash. Visit the LupusCorner poll about the prevalence of the butterfly rash among people with lupus! The name, malar rash, comes…
Community Poll: Have you gotten the butterfly rash due to your lupus?
A malar rash, also known as a butterfly rash because of it's shape, is a common lupus symptom. Have you ever experienced the rash as a result of lupus? Answer the poll below!   UPDATE (11/17/16) - The results are…
Tracking Lupus Symptoms and Treatments
It can be hard enough to remember what you ate for lunch yesterday. Relying on memory to track lupus isn't enough. Keeping track diligently of lupus symptoms, flares, and treatments are a crucial part of finding out what is working…