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What do you want others to know about lupus?

As you have found out by now. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system mistakes the body's own tissues as foreign invaders and attacks them. Some people with lupus suffer only minor inconvenience. Others suffer significant lifelong chronic disabilities.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

After being diagnosed with Polymyositis, six months later I was also diagnosed with Lupus. I later found out that It was very common to have overlapping symptoms from both diseases. This lead to my quest for extensive research, as I was determined to learn all I could about the two. The outcome for people with Lupus / SLE has improved in recent years. How well you do depends on how severe the disease is, and how soon your diagnosed.

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