lupus

Local Support

Where Can I Find a Local Support Group?

We're glad you're part of the LupusCorner community! Looking for additional resources or an in-person support group? For many people, having lupus can be an isolating and scary proposition. Your friends and loved ones may not understand what you are going through. Life with an invisible illness can be tough....

Diagnosis

Lupus Diagnosis: Connecting the Dots

Known as "The Great Imitator," getting a lupus diagnosis can be frustrating. It involves reviewing laboratory tests, symptoms, and family history When you're not feeling well, you want to know what the cause is. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the lupus diasgnosis process to take months or years...

Lupus Stats

Lupus Facts & Prevalence Statistics

You know you're not alone -- though it sure can feel like it sometimes. Let's look at some lupus facts! Learn lupus facts about the prevalence of the disease and important differences for people of different ages and races.1.5 Million Americans have lupus according to estimates by the Lupus Foundation of America, with...

Living with Lupus

Battling Sjogren’s and Lupus: Symptoms and Similarities

"When you’re so tired it’s hard to explain but the quality of your life goes down. I’d go to the doctor and say I don’t feel good and they didn’t know why.” - Venus Williams Sjogren’s Syndrome is a serious condition that affects the quality of life. A Sjogren's...

Lupus Symptoms

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 state and difficulty remembering potentially crucial parts of...

Day-to-Day Living

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 of being sleepy and not being able sleep,...

Overview

Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus (DIL)

Lupus symptoms, and a different diagnosis known as Drug-Induced Lupus, may develop as a result of taking certain medications. Drug-Induced Lupus (DIL or DILE) is an autoimmune disease (similar to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) caused by long term and chronic use of certain prescription drugs. These drugs cause...

Overview

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease and one form of lupus. This form of lupus is limited to the skin. Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some form of CLE. Skin disease in lupus can cause rashes or sores (lesions), most of which will appear on...

Overview

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The most common type of lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (eh-RITH-eh-muh-TOE-sus) It is often called SLE, or simply lupus. SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease and can range from mild to severe, with a range of effects on the body. When people talk about lupus, they are usually referring to...