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Kate
Diagnosed at 19
I am 27 years old living with lupus (SLE). I like many of you, have had a difficult bout with the disease. I am currently undergoing a vasculitis flare, which has...
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lisa
Diagnosed at 15
That if you suffer from Lupus, it is important to learn everything you can about it. It is a way to feel a little more empowered, at least it was for me. Also, I ...
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Leila 808
Diagnosed at 25
Lupus is not invisible nor do we make symptoms up! So many of us diagnosed then undiagnosed. So terrifying this can be
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Casandra
Diagnosed at 13
Some people think we can be fine because we look like it, but what they don't know is that we're going through all these obstacles everyday. Anything can be surpris...
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Elvar
Diagnosed at 25
I recently moved back to Hawaii, but this time it was with my constant companion, Lupus. Avoid the sun, nearly impossible, but with a good support system and a hea...
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jahnkf
Supporter
I want others to become aware of the disease itself. Many of my friends and family had no idea what the disease is and how it affects a persons body.
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biancasm
Diagnosed at 16
I want others to know that when a person with Lupus says they're in pain, tired, or whatever, that the person isn't over-exaggerating to get attention. Just because...
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LISSA
Supporter
Having a family member with Lupus is a very emotional and frustrating life event. It is emotional because you see the pain and the sadness flash before their eyes w...
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Cleo
Diagnosed at 8
There is actually a small % of people with lupus or other autoimmune diseases that wont show up on a blood test. I am one of them. Lupus is very hard to diagnose an...
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Sandra
Diagnosed at 16
Lupus is an unpredictable illness. Your immune system attcks your own body. One day you could be feeling excellent, but the next day can be a very bad day for you. ...
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christine
Diagnosed at 19
Finding the right doctor and commuicating is the key. They have to know exactly how you are feeling to treat you better. Family Support!! They do love you
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