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Summer's here - and so are my lupus bruises by Sara G. Patient Expert . I wish it weren't so, but I've been bruising easily for years, even before I was diagnosed with lupus...-conscious of the bruising, and comparing notes with other lupus patients reminds me that I'm not alone. (See...
Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications by Molly Patient Expert Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications Lupus manifests differently in each patient (Please see: How Lupus Can Affect The Body ,) requiring varying treatment options...
Eye problems and Lupus? Who knew! by Sara G. Patient Expert . Since then, she's been diagnosed with Lupus, and she's now thinking the two are related. I never knew... With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Background: A 38-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus presented...
Full of lupus excuses by Sara G. Patient Expert , I've had some joint pain in my shoulder for the past few days. And of course, like any recovering lupus... (in my convoluted lupus-denial mind) for why my shoulder joint might be hurting. But, let's look at the facts...
Lupus joint pain: determining the culprits by Sara G. Patient Expert or to nit pick. Rather, I do it so that I can a) feel like I'm doing something to  help my lupus... is something I can work on. This list illustrates that lupus doesn't render me incapable of doing things, in general. I'm...
Lupus joint pain - my breaking point by Sara G. Patient Expert where these inabilities were just part of the lupus deal? Unfortunately yes. But I'm not willing to settle for a couple of hours of pain every single day, when I know how good it's possible to feel. I know lupus can flare...
The Keurig - another must have in the lupus kitchen by Sara G. Patient Expert I've discovered another time/joint/pain saver for the kitchen - and that's the Keurig coffee maker -the single serving coffee maker that allows you to have a steaming cup of delicious coffee in, say, 30 seconds. We're big
Lupus & The Itchy Scalp! by TiffanyAndLupus Patient Expert was so irritated. I couldn't remember if it was a symptom of lupus or not. I spent hours on the internet trying to figure it out, searching through my lupus food diary to see if it was something I ate...
Lupus & The Itchy Scalp! by TiffanyAndLupus Patient Expert Case of thee Angry Itch! Haha! Yes, that is me. A morning bi-weekly routine for me unless I want to moan & groan about the horrors of being a "itchy scalped victim"! About a few months ago... [[ This is a content s
results of lupus survey by Carla U. Patient Expert I set up a survey about lupus on, with a limit of 100 respondents. Well... Chest pain and breathing problems 57.6% 57 bruises 57.6% 57 Sores in mouth/nose? 54.5% 54 muscle cramps...

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Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also called simply lupus, is a chroni ... » Read on
Causes The cause of systemic lupus erythematosus is unknown. It appears to be triggered in so ... » Read on