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Sloan
Supporter
What lupus is. Also, I want people to be able to have access to the resources and care they need
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ind
Diagnosed at 57
There is always hope! Much power is believing and imagining yourself as cured! Try humor even when things are challenging! Don't give in or give up your personal...
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Patricia
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We need supportive friends & families at 36 my mother & brother forgot I was family. Denied me my father's support of a home for my young son & I. At 60 now, despit...
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Pam Bennet
Supporter
I would like them to know what a struggle each day all day it is for those with Lupus. My kids grew up with the knowledge that any cold, scratch, bruise , stomach a...
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FrankLeGre
Supporter
My wife has systemic lupus.and i want to do more help bring this disease to the fore front like.Cancer,Diabetes.etc..i am a singer living part time in Tokyo for 19y...
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JanaeD
Diagnosed at 19
As a young, and single mother it is a true struggle. I also have fibromyalgia and psoriasis, which makes it hard to go through my daily life. I am trying my hardest...
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DeKarla
Diagnosed at 30
I came home turn on answering machine my doctor left a message stating I have lupus and I have a appt w a rheumatologist. So I was very surprised. at the visit th...
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Dottie
Supporter
I have been living with lupus since 2000. Recently developed cognitive issues and left job on short term disability. Memory loss is increasing more and more even on...
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Liz M
Supporter
Lupus is truly a cruel mystery. I have three aunts with lupus and would like to see a cure for them. Even though they are in their 60’s and 70’s, I still want them ...
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Jessica
Diagnosed at 23
It will get you when you least expect it.
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Ronnie
Diagnosed at 25
I thank GOD every morning that I can wake up. I may be in pain, but I am here. I may have LUPUS, but LUPUS does not have ME! Just because I do not look sick, and I ...
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SonjaH
Supporter
I want others to know that even though we Lupus survivors may look normal on the outside, our bodies are fighting a war on the inside! The constant pain, exhaustion...
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Adrienne
Diagnosed at 31
Lupus affects many people and people who do not suffer from this disease do not know how debilitating it really is unless they know someone who suffers from it. The...
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Samanta
Supporter
I want people to know that Lupus does exist, we are still finding people who have never heard of it. I was diagnosed at age 14 and hat is when I learned about Lupus...
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Tandria
Diagnosed at 9
Lupus itself is a very challenging illness to live with on the day to day basis. It affects so many parts of the body that it can be difficult to function correctly...
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Marcie
Diagnosed at 41
Lupus affects the entire body. There is no cure and very few meds. It has affected my brain, kidneys, bladder, digestive system and I have joint pain every single d...
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Courtney S
Diagnosed at 12
Lupus can be a very difficult disease to live with. But never ever give up on your life or dreams, keep going no matter How tough it may be.
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Windy
Diagnosed at 52
Please let me tell you about MY Lupus. Joint pain, back pain, muscle pain and spasms, exhaustion and fatigue, extreme headaches,confusion, memory loss,weakness and ...
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Ankh Life
Supporter
I am a 35 year old Black woman who has been suffering with lupus since 2000. At one point in my life I felt like lupus had killed me, but after 8 years of being dep...
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Darlene
Diagnosed at 57
It is a debilitating disease. It attacks your joints, organs, skin and more. During flares it's like you have the flu. Fevers, headaches, chills, body aches..it ...
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Teresa
Supporter
Don't let it take control of your life.
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Guy Smith
Supporter
To understand that when someone has Lupus they maybe okay one day and cant even get up to function as a normal person can. My wife has Lupus and she is having a har...
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Natasha D
Diagnosed at 23
Lupus is very cruel. Very painful. My Faith is stronger b/c of the Lupus. Only God can take away my pain. Tired of all the Medication, All the Rashes. If you eat r...
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Ally
Diagnosed at 39
Lupus sucks. I am not one to give up -- but sometimes, some days, Lupus makes me feel like giving up. My daughter and my family and friends and God keep me going...
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Justice
Diagnosed at 19
How it's so hard living with and trying to get the right help for Lupus. I have fought this battle for 24 yrs and this is getting harder each day tried to get disab...
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Irene
Diagnosed at 44
Lupus can be very debilitating .
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Nicole
Supporter
Just because you cannot see it, does not mean it isn't there; I have pain every single day. But I refuse to let it dictate my life or who I am. I simply adjust fire...
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legna2527
Diagnosed at 20
Blessed to still be here 10 yrs later & living with lupus. It isn't always easy but this is my life & I'm certainly LIVING with the ups & downs.
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TLinder
Diagnosed at 19
Lupus is manageable yet, it is very painful and depressing at time. Lupus can make life difficult because it do not have a set time for it's onset.
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OPUABeauty
Supporter
Lupus is a mystery; we must find a cure!
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Kiamber
Diagnosed at 18
We need to raise awareness, a lot of people think Lupus is contagious and if I cough on them they'll become infected. Yeah, it's ignorant but that's exactly why we ...
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dreamaway
Diagnosed at 46
Lupus for me is different from day to day.I may be able to have energy for the entire day with little fatigue then the next day I will not be able to get out of bed
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Cedric
Diagnosed at 42
Lupus is not a Death sentence
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Penelope
Diagnosed at 54
PAIN,Slowly working with my rheumatologist I learned how to keep the pain to a reasonable leveL. I was determined with God's help to get my life back.It was hard ...
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Tomeka
Diagnosed at 22
I know that lupus is a autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inf...
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BabiGurl
Diagnosed at 19
I would just like people to know that this is a serious disease. The meds make us gain weight, help with lupus but cause something else. We are not mean its jus our...
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My'Easha
Diagnosed at 21
Lupus is a disease that you should take seriously. I wished at 21 I would have learned more about the disease. I did not begin to understand the severity of it unti...
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Blessed!
Diagnosed at 29
Lupus is a disease that most Dr.'s may not know how to diagnose and there isn’t a cure. Everyone’s symptoms are different. Lupus can affect every system of your bo...
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Amelia
Diagnosed at 44
It is a misdiagnoised disease that mimics other diseases such as bipolar disorder. You feel all alone and stranger to this world. All your time and energy is spent ...
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MeMe
Diagnosed at 25
Well I'm now 34 so I've been dealing wit Lupus for 10yrs that I know of. LUPUS is no Joke I stay in pain my body stays swollen and I stay sick and drained! I've bee...
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Goddess912
Supporter
Never had I heard the word ...LUPUS!! Understanding what it meant would take another 10 years. Understanding what it will Not...another 3 years. It is an unfortu...
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lupusgirl1
Diagnosed at 11
I was 11 years old (2010) when i was diagnosed it was hard for me at first but my family helped me get through all the pills the needles, the tests and my kidney bi...
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Yessenia
Diagnosed at 16
Lupus is not just a sickness, it will not wear off. If i'm sick, I am sick. Do not say "You're just exaggerating, it'll wear off" or when I say i can't hang out bec...
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Chrisonda
Diagnosed at 4
Living with lupus is hard for parents (mothers) who are always to tired to play with thier kids because most kids don't understand
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Angela Ela
Diagnosed at 31
Lupus is Serious not just a word that's heard in casual conversation every now and then. I have been on a physical rollacosta for 9 years always in pain, and always...
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Melanie
Supporter
The obvious: I don't like having lupus. Unfortunately I am always going to have lupus. The challenge is to learn to live with pain and exhaustion still see the beau...
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Leigh
Diagnosed at 47
I traded one autoimmune disease (Tertiary Lyme Disease of 23 yrs) for SLE 7 years ago.. drastically changed my life having symptoms from 2 autoimmune diseases! The ...
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Raquel
Diagnosed at 35
It can leave you disable to work with severe and painful body inflammation, chronic fatigue and neuropathy.
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no fear
Supporter
I posted this picture of myself because lupus has actually been a huge blessing in my life. I use to be 100 percent disabled. I thank God every day for performing a...
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jan
Diagnosed at 54
I have had Lupus for 20 years but not Officially diagnosed until 4 years ago. I too look like there is nothing wrong but sometimes can't leave the house because of ...
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SammyRo
Diagnosed at 14
Lupus is not a death sentence, but I feel like we do need more attention and I know over time we will get there. I want people to know that even though you may not ...
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Kimberlynl
Diagnosed at 14
I want others to know that Lupus is a heart-wrenching disease. I have SLE which can affect ANY organ in my body. It's a very scary situation because Lupus has a min...
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LaShelia
Diagnosed at 21
Lupus affect both men and women and people of all ages. Get tested, educate yourself and know the signs. You could be living with lupus. Lupus is not a death sente...
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aliana
Supporter
I have SLE im in my fifth year of my illness but even doe I have these it doesn't have me.
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Resilience
Diagnosed at 36
Lupus the invisible disease! You look fine on the outside, but internally its causing damage throughout your body. Lupus is a very painful,unpredictable,life alteri...
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Amber
Supporter
That at times lupus can be hard to deal with but keep going. Never fighting for one monent
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Stacie
Diagnosed at 33
Lupus is underfunded and misunderstood. It's a disease of a 1000 faces, no two patients are the same. We appear to be healthy on the outside but we are suffering on...
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Crestre
Diagnosed at 27
I would like for people to know that LUPUS is just as devastating as any cancer and requires much research and attention. Children through the age of adults die dai...
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SandiBrown
Diagnosed at 46
LUPUS or SLE is hard go diagnose each persons symptoms are not the same, the medicines have side effects,you will be tired most of the time and it can be genetic. T...
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La Sonya
Diagnosed at 34
Lupus is real and you need to take it serious. Please support your loved ones, whether it's a friend or family member. Everyone suffers differently, but no matter...
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Angela Wal
Supporter
I want people to know that Lupus is a life threatening disease. I pray for a cure.
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Wendy Long
Diagnosed at 31
Lupus is a horrible disease that is devastating on so many levels. Sufferers of lupus are often so misunderstood. We need to all work together so we can find a cure...
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Beth
Diagnosed at 40
People living with Lupus are misunderstood because others are not educated about what lupus is and how it effects, not only the afflicted, but the family members as...
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David H
Supporter
That Lupus is such a terrible disease and needs more support for the disease.
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Susan
Diagnosed at 49
Lupus affects each person differently, the pogression is not the same for each person. If someone has say stage 4 colon cancer, the outcome and options for treatmen...
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Rebecca
Diagnosed at 17
Sometimes, we may look fine and put on a false smile, however, we're just hiding the amount of pain we're enduring.
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La Toya
Supporter
Being diagnosed at a young age with Lupus can be a challenge. Sometimes you can look fine on the outside but internally be in so much pain. It is difficult to get...
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Aly
Supporter
It's no joke! Don't say 'maybe you need more sleep' or 'you don't look that sick'. Support the people who have it and don't judge on appearence!
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Maxima2
Diagnosed at 37
It is a scary disease with many uncertainties & unkowns.
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Rage
Diagnosed at 27
Lupus attack my legs.. Hindering me from walking .. I've been to doctors to get some help or medications to help with the swelling and pain.. But I cant get any rea...
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Kevin
Diagnosed at 39
It's still new to me and I am still trying to understand what's going on inside of my body; however I am remaining positive and prayerful that everything is going t...
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St. Miss
Supporter
I have been living with Lupus for 29 years. I have learned to pace myself so I can accomplish my goals. I have put my total faith in God and he is the doctor of all...
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Nicole
Diagnosed at 30
I want others to know about Lupus is that it affects every aspect of my life. I refuse to be discouraged and the healing process may a little slow; but, thank God f...
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PURPLEWING
Diagnosed at 42
That this is not a death sentence. It will test your patience and your faith and push your emotional strength to its limits but it can also give you an opportunity ...
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gaby
Diagnosed at 28
Just imagine or better yet just remember the way you felt the day you were so sick there was nothing you could take or anything anyone could say to make you feel be...
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Tanisha
Diagnosed at 22
I just want people to know that this is a serious disease. It's just as important that people who don't know about Lupus should become aware, just like they would a...
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Alena
Diagnosed at 32
It's very tiring. It took years to finally get a diagnosis. My legs would cause me excrutiating pain at the mere age of 12. I fell at work in 2003 and that triggere...
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Kalenna
Supporter
Lupus can often go misdiagnosed for years. As a parent or guardian, you have to be aggressive about finding out what is wrong with your child. That is how we were...
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Uma4400
Diagnosed at 54
I was diagnosed at 54 but started having problems years ago. Noticed numbness in my toes at first.PCP diagnosed me with having "the lowest B-12 level he had ever s...
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Beverly L.
Diagnosed at 43
I hate that this has happened to me. But whom am i,to find Something or someone to fault? It hurt so bad at @ times that i want to Kill Myself. Mentally i've tried ...
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Suebaby
Diagnosed at 38
Never underestimate the effort it takes someone with Lupus to appear and funtion in a "normal" manner...and no....it doesn't magically go away
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Artishia
Diagnosed at 16
Lupus can affect your bones causing RA and OA. It can lower your self-esteem and make you depressed. It comes with weight gain and swelling. Lupus has been know to ...
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Sally76
Supporter
I just want people to become more educated about the disease. My Sister-in-law has recently been put on lifetime disability due to knee problems, she is 34. When I ...
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Donnetta
Diagnosed at 39
Lupus comes with pain and fatigue, but most days life can be very normal.
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Ronnie143
Diagnosed at 33
I didn't know much about it. My Grandmother has it and that was the first I'd heard about it. When I got sick I wasn't thinking Lupus. But i prayed everyday and had...
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Crystal
Diagnosed at 17
Yes there are so many different types of lupus and if not diagnosed properly it can be fatal, however early detection and the proper care, instructions, and medicat...
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Beth
Diagnosed at 21
Lupus is not easily seen. Don't judge others; get to know them instead.
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Cheryl
Diagnosed at 24
In 1979 I was finally told I had SLE..at first I was scared out of my mind but as the years passed and all the pain..I realized that Iam and I have to deal with it ...
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Mary Lynn
Diagnosed at 32
It has been a long hard journey since the age of 18. Bouts of nausea, extremely tired for no apparent reason, swollen painful joints at times barely able to walk, B...
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Kimberly
Diagnosed at 10
I was so young when fever, swollen joints, and hair loss invaded my life. I hated as a child being told I couldn't do something because I was sick. I'm 42, married,...
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Melanie
Supporter
Lupus is a disease that isn't very visible to those around you. So it is easy for people to forget that, at least some of the time, you are not feeling well. Havi...
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Deedra
Diagnosed at 20
I wan't everyone who thinks something is going on to please go get tested tell the doctors to run a serious of test because it's not dignosed easly. Find out about ...
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gingercook
Diagnosed at 41
Its very painful and disrupts your everyday life. Getting a hold of it and taking charge is a everyday struggle.
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melissa
Diagnosed at 30
Lupus just really sucks! I was diagnosed after I had my little jules. My mother also has sle and I guess it makes it a little easier to have someone close to you t...
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Nanaluvsem
Diagnosed at 20
Lupus is the type of disease they helps renew your faith in God........the challenges day to day, the physical ups and downs. Not knowing how your going to feel fro...
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Michelle S
Diagnosed at 25
You can live a fulfilling life with lupus. The days that are the struggle are the days that I know my body is telling me to take it easy. It can be scary and just...
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Teri
Supporter
We need to continue to raise awareness and encourage those who are experiencing symptoms to talk to their doctor. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce or p...
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Roxann
Diagnosed at 33
Though lupus can be a debilitating disease, it is possible to live with it. I thank God and am blessed that even though I suffer with both discoid and systemic lup...
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Nicole
Diagnosed at 22
I want others to know that there is no cure for Lupus. There is an urgent need to promote education and research and to increase public awareness about Lupus and ho...
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silent_p
Diagnosed at 17
Every lupus patient feels like a one man army. And we may win a few battles here and there but we are forever losing the war. We cannot do this alone. PLEASE D...
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Plamena
Supporter
How hard it is living with Lupus. Also watching a loved one live with Lupus is very painful.
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Shawn
Diagnosed at 26
We can't change the things that happen to us, but it is hard to deal with.
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patricia
Diagnosed at 57
I saw 12 doctors before i was diagnosed.i went through years of pain and suffering only to betold i might have fibromyalgia-i want everyone to know the symptoms, to...
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BettyMcGa
Diagnosed at 43
Lupus can be a devastating disease. When it affected my kidneys, I worried that I would need dialysis and more importantly, I worried that I would not be able to ca...
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Shelly
Diagnosed at 43
Living with Lupus is not a death sentence
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McKinnon
Diagnosed at 32
It is REAL!!!
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missmisty
Diagnosed at 30
That it is LIFE CHANGING! You lose Hope and gain Faith!!
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Candy T
Diagnosed at 34
I want others to know that Lupus is NOT as rare as once thought and that it affects every patient differently. I want others to know that over 5 million people suf...
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RaZZnBoo
Supporter
I feel exhausted all the time. I take muscle relaxers and pain pills to go to work, and they are not helping much anymore. My doctor wants me to go on disability bu...
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gadevil
Diagnosed at 41
They can over come the disease and that they have people out there that love them and support them no matter who they are or what color they are or what age they ar...
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velvie
Diagnosed at 34
I want people to know that this disease is one where we suffer mainly in silence even from our doctors b/c there are few that understand the dz. The days I look fin...
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Jim
Diagnosed at 59
I was diagnosed with Lupus of the Blood in Dec. 2007. After 2 bypass surgeries,that failed, I had a partial amputation of my left leg. Three months later I had a fu...
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Jan
Diagnosed at 39
I was diagnosed at age 39. I was in perfect health with two teens and working full time and running 5 miles a day. I was involved in all aspects of their lives from...
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Brenda
Diagnosed at 42
That even though I have Lupus there are still things I can do. I may not be able to work full time but haveing a job lets me feel more in control and useful. Havein...
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TinaMarie
Diagnosed at 27
We live n silent pain, R family & dearest friends know the suffering we go through, don't judge us, nor shake ur head when u see a younger person (ME) on the scoote...
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Shedra
Diagnosed at 21
Lupus patient can not be in sun. Stress can cause Lupus flare ups and the most important thing people should know is...Lupus is a silent killer and there is no cure...
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Lyn
Diagnosed at 42
Lupus is hard to live with. Alot of people will tell u that you dont look sick but you're so exhausted you can't get out of bed and your body hurts, just having som...
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Millisa
Diagnosed at 34
I want to be able to tell people I have Lupus without getting a blank stare in return.
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