Kelly
Diagnosed at 43

What do you want others to know about lupus?

Lupus can make you feel like an "Unsolved Mystery" series... So many random symptoms that come and go like the wind. Eventually, symptoms and patterns should help you and the doctors find the best treatment to manage your Lupus.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Limitations and moderation in most things I do. Fatigue and moving pain are the biggest challenges. I have learned to accept MY normal is not really what I expected normal to be. Learning to identify and live with limitations. Kind of a proactive approach to my illness helps when flares happen... Many times I believe stress could be the culprit, I am sure it has a huge impact. Having to rest when my body is feeling exhausted all of a sudden is frustrating. I just have to let my body give me direction a lot of times. Ultimately, it is what it is and I will live each day as is.

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