The Biggest Surprises After My Lupus Diagnosis

The Biggest Surprises After My Lupus Diagnosis

When I was diagnosed with lupus 13 years ago, I had no idea what it really meant for my life. Because I had been struggling without a diagnosis for 3 years prior ...

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Lemons, Lupus, and the Paradox of Lemonade

Lemons, Lupus, and the Paradox of Lemonade

It’s a quirky conversational question, “So, you make lemonade?” Seems pretty innocuous, right? I can’t help but smile, it eases me into my puzzling ordeal ...

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How I Manage My Lupus Flare-Ups

How I Manage My Lupus Flare-Ups

There is nothing more gut-wrenching than the arrival of a lupus flare-up. Sometimes, you can feel it coming and notice the signs and symptoms days or weeks before ...

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How I Practice Accepting Body Image Managing Lupus

How I Practice Accepting Body Image Managing Lupus

When I was diagnosed with lupus after a weeklong hospitalization, I was treated with IV and oral steroids. Due to side effects from the medication, I gained about 30 pounds ...

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What My Diet Looks Like for Me With Lupus

What My Diet Looks Like for Me With Lupus

I love food. Eating and cooking are some of my favorite activities and truly bring me much happiness. I am fortunate to have no allergies or intolerances but have explored ...

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The Long, Frustrating Journey to My Lupus Diagnosis

The Long, Frustrating Journey to My Lupus Diagnosis

If I had known one day that I would wake up sick and never get better, I think I would’ve just rolled over and stayed in bed. Some of my illnesses ...

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