Lupus Discriminates

  It is just a fact that genetics play a significant role in the probability of being diagnosed with specific diseases as opposed to others. According to the website http://geneticsawareness.org– The vast majority of our DNA code is identical to each other....

Connective Tissue Disease

During the process of trying to figure out which connective tissue disease I would have wanted to be diagnosed with, I actually learned a lot about the diseases.  Honestly, I never even knew that there was a such thing as connective tissue disease, and that it could...

How Would You Describe Lupus?

It’s hard to explain what lupus is to people who have no idea what it is and how it feels to be in a flare that makes you feel like you’re a prisoner in your own body.  I wake up afraid of what new symptom awaits me, what new side effect from either the...

So what is Lupus?

UNDERSTANDING LUPUS If you or a family member has been diagnosed with or are being evaluated for possible lupus, you will want to know as much as you can about the disease. “Understanding Lupus” will provide you with a guide to lupus so that you can better understand...

Why am I so tired?

Listen to your body and rest: One of the symptoms of lupus is fatigue, which is a general explanation of what is felt by people living with lupus.  I try to explain to my friends and family that this is not a regular kind of tired when I am not in the middle of a...
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