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itsmetish
Diagnosed at 28
It took a long time to get diagnosed with lupus for me, however with great drs and treatment I have learned to listen to my body and this has kept me from having fl...
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Ariya
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1 year ago I began to experience symptoms including fevers, skin rash, infection and joint pain.I am learning how to cope and survive with this. There are times whe...
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sephraf
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I want people to know that it attacks everyone differently. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and that it does attack your immune system and other organs but it is als...
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ANNIE
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Lupus is not an inconvenience: IT CAN KILL
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Connie
Diagnosed at 37
We need more support & Awareness so we can someday have a cure or better meds.
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Laura
Diagnosed at 41
I want people to know how much I don't want to be so tired, how much I don't want to ache, how much I don't want to be depressed. I want people to know it's this a...
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NoQuitter
Diagnosed at 37
Lupus is not a result of a lifestyle or lack of one. We dont choose to not be able to get up. We are not "Just depressed" or "need to change our diet"... Lupus is ...
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Howard
Diagnosed at 42
Lupus is a scary disease to live with!! The pain in the joints and muscles can be unbearable at times. Waking up in so much pain I can barely walk at times. But I'v...
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Kirstd
Supporter
Lupus isn't just a disease from House, it's a real! Having a family member with Lupus you learn quickly that when the word Lupus is used people have no clue what i...
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Chaos
Diagnosed at 41
The impact of Lupus is psychological as well as physical. The constant battle to stay in remission, to track and monitor symptoms and to stay optimistic is a burde...
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John
Diagnosed at 37
It is very difficult to live with; it disrupts normal lifestyle and brings emotional pain as well as the physical pain. Your entire body aches constantly (feels lik...
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Jessie
Supporter
Lupus is a very difficult disease to live with because it involves every aspect of your life. It's hard to go to work, it difficult to go outdoors. It's difficult ...
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undefeated
Diagnosed at 17
Living with Lupus is very difficult but has made me very strong as well. I would describe it as being Superman & everyday I wake up next 2 a kryptonite alarm clock...
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SageHail
Diagnosed at 21
Though you may look at me and see a smiling happy girl.... underneath you do not see the tears and the agony from the discomfort and pain that I am in almost every ...
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Alie
Diagnosed at 22
Lupus is no respecter of persons; it doesn't care how old one is or what ambitions you may have. It is a disease that attacks viciously, but for the most part invis...
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Linda
Diagnosed at 46
Although I was officially diagnosed with SLE at age 46, my symptoms began at age 41, while on active duty with the United States Army. Round after round of physici...
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Christy
Diagnosed at 15
The road is long, and the curves are hard to see---sometimes it’s like driving in the dark of night with no headlights or street lamps. Even so, Lupus does not defi...
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teamrns
Diagnosed at 52
Lupus is more than an inconvenient. LUPUS CAN KILL.
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Linda
Supporter
If you are feeling fatigued, shortness of breath, light headed, pain you don't understand, sores on your face and arms, sores or burning sensation in your mouth, un...
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Cynthia
Diagnosed at 22
You don't have a choice but to push through the pain! If I let every ache take over my life I wouldn't survive. So when I "complain" of being tired or in pain, reme...
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momof5
Diagnosed at 44
Just because I look fine doesn't mean I feel fine. Those sores on my face and arms are NOT from crack or meth use. Lupus can take away alot of things in your life, ...
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Amber
Supporter
I want everyone to know that lupus really sucks. Its something that will change your life forever nothing will ever be the same and your gonna have a long road ahea...
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Allyssa
Diagnosed at 14
Lupus can affect anyone at anytime.
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Ananda
Diagnosed at 38
Lupus is a disease that can damage multiple body systems. We might look fine but can be very ill. Don't discriminate or judge a disability by appearence. LISTEN, R...
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Rebecca
Diagnosed at 27
Being diagnosed with SLE is scary but, I remember before I was diagnosed I could not understand what was happening to my body, that was even scarier. Lupus was att...
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Amy
Diagnosed at 37
That it is a disease and just because you can not see it doesnt mean its not there.
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Meg Quinby
Diagnosed at 19
Don't let LUPUS control your life. Live your life the way you want to. It is possible.
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Survivior
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I want others to know they are not alone and that others are trying to reach out to them. We all need the support and love other warriors also need and can provide.
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Teri
Diagnosed at 23
It can rear it's ugly head at anytime.It doesn't care what race you are or even how old you are.
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Cure4Lupus
Diagnosed at 37
I would like other to know that Lupus can impact your life without warning. It doesn't matter how healthy you are as it affect's everyone, including your family & f...
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Crystal
Diagnosed at 22
What I want others to know about lupus it is a complacated diease. Sometimes it's like us that battle are "always sick, or tired" Or we look okay on the outside whe...
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newmoon
Supporter
Be patient and supportive to your loved ones with lupus. Some of them live with excrutiating daily pain and a little kindness from us goes a long way!
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Sandy
Diagnosed at 43
If you think you have lupus, be persistent in seeking a diagnosis. It took me 10 years to get diagnosed, and during that time, of course, I was without treatment. G...
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Jennifer
Diagnosed at 37
Lupus flares are debilitating. Everybody is different with this disease, but I feel like my skin is on fire and yet I am chilled to the bone. It feels like you ar...
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Melinda
Diagnosed at 29
I started having symptoms of discoid lupus at the age of 13 with rashes, sun sensitivity (hives) and fatigue. After the death of my oldest child when I was 22 I dev...
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Anita
Diagnosed at 40
Lupus is a disease that affects mostly women and can be life changing.It manifests itself in different ways in different people, but mostly as painful joints, skin ...
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