Elizabeth
Diagnosed at 28

What do you want others to know about lupus?

Lupus is debilitating and very hard on a person and their family, because they suffer along with them. For those who know someone with lupus they need to be understanding and realize that just because they appear normal they actually are caring a very cruel illness around that can flare at given time and form. Lupus changes one's life forever.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Lupus is such a mysterious disease and because of this it is very hard for doctors to diagnose. I just recently got diagnosed yet I have been suffering from symptoms for approx. 10 years. I have been to several doctors, been hospitalized several times, had one miscarriage and one stillbirth at 32 weeks and yet no one has figured it out until recently.

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