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Susan
Diagnosed at 4
Lupus doesn't just affect the patient. It affects your family and friendships. We have aches and pains. If we have agreed to go somewhere with you. And it is time t...
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STEPHANIE
Diagnosed at 40
THAT PEOPLE WITH LUPUS WHEN FLARING ARE USUALLY SO TIRED AND ARE HURTING.. THEY ARE NOT LAZY
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Sue
Diagnosed at 27
Don't listen to everyones suggestions, even doctors. Listen to your body,and please don't over medicate.I have lived with this for 23 years.Its not a life sentence,...
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Mike
Diagnosed at 44
Lupus can exert a nearly indescribable, all powerful influence at it attacks a person both physically and mentally. The suffering is real, intense, and complete. As...
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amela
Diagnosed at 15
i want people to know ho much pain we go through and the that we have.
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Haley
Supporter
My mom has lupus and every time I talk about it to people at my school or where ever they have no idea what it is and it sucks. They have no idea what my mom goes t...
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Myranda
Supporter
Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which it affects the entire body in multiple ways. It can be a monsterous disease and can make it difficult to complete the simple...
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Ms Boo
Diagnosed at 15
I have lived with Lupus for 40 years. When I was diagnosed at 15 (it took many months to figure it out) I don't think anyone expected me to live even five years - s...
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p cook
Diagnosed at 55
I became ill with Lupus about 5 months after having Necrotizing Faciiitis in 2008. I also had Septicemia and was close to death from "the flesh eating disease." ...
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Cory
Supporter
Lupus is a disease that attaccks the ammune system and can be fatal. But it also can affect your heart brain and organs. There is no cure for it which is really dep...
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DIANE
Diagnosed at
MY DAUGHTER RENEE PUT HER STORY OF HER DISEASE THAT SHE HAS BEEN SUFFERING FOR OVER 14YRS IAM ONE OF HER SUPPORTERS AS SHOULD A MOTHER BE THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN HE...
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Renee
Diagnosed at 26
Lupus is a disease that attacks any and maybe all parts of the body. It is a day to day struggle and some days worse then others. I have been fighting this disease ...
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Annette
Diagnosed at 27
This disease can appear so benign and harmless, people will look at you and remark on how good you look. Unless you are living with someone with lupus it is diffic...
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Hlee xiong
Diagnosed at 14
They say lupus runs in the genes of the family, but in my case none of my family members have had lupus before. I was the first. Lupus can be very serious if you ...
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Michelle
Diagnosed at 42
Lupus is a debilitating disease that is very common and yet when I tell people that I have it, they know nothing about it! It is a hidden disease because the peopl...
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Theresa
Supporter
Lupus affects people in many different ways, and often times those who have it suffer in silence. Know that lupus is a serious disease and the loss it causes to tho...
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bev
Diagnosed at 29
Lupus isnt a death sentence. I should have been dead and I am in remission!
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TessaBoo
Diagnosed at 15
Just because lupus is typically a invisible disease, doesn't mean it isn't severe. Having to deal with lupus day to day is extremely hard. Things that were once so ...
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makluck
Diagnosed at 19
Lupus is a chronic disease. You have to live by it and with it each and every day. It's never goes away- it becomes part of who you are.
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MaryBeth
Diagnosed at 41
Lupus is very difficult for the patient to live with but it is also very hard on the family and friends to live with also not knowing froom day to day if their love...
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Emily
Diagnosed at 17
Lupus is very frustrating. If you know someone affected by Lupus, please don't give up on them. We need you.
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Nancy
Diagnosed at 52
Just because you look good does not mean you feel good.
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mommy of 3
Diagnosed at 28
know one understands how hard it really is living with lupus on a daily basis.
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Sue
Diagnosed at 25
I want people to know that living with Lupus is difficult on a daily basis. If people stopped to think about it do we really want to live like this?? Take all kinds...
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Jordan
Diagnosed at 18
I would like others to know that Lupus really does impact a person's life in a pretty significant way. Even though a person may not see the disease in me and others...
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RshawndaW
Supporter
People with Lupus often feel isolated and alone,so please if you have a love one with lupus try and be supportive as you can.
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Nathan
Diagnosed at 8
It would be nice if others had a general understanding of lupus. Everybody knows the basics about most other diseases/disorders, yet most people I encounter have n...
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Nicole H
Supporter
There are so many people that look at me and think that everything is fine and don't understand the seriousness of this debilitating disease. Out of everything in m...
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Tiger Mom
Supporter
A disease that does whatever it wants to, to whomever it wants to do it too.
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Sheila
Diagnosed at 40
Lupus is a disease that attacks each person's body differently, therefore, there is no standard way to treat Lupus. On the outside a person could look fine, but ins...
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Jessica K
Diagnosed at 35
Lupus can be beat! Take action and make it happen!
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ramonals
Supporter
My Mom was diagnosed with Lupus around 70 years old, but was plagued with symptoms for years. She had told doctor's for most of her life about these symptoms. We ha...
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Nicole
Supporter
It is a real disease and needs to be taken seriously! People with lupus are NOT weak and they do not make symptoms up!
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Ann
Diagnosed at 35
Lupus can be a debilitating disease and it affects everyone differently. There is no amount of sleep or caffeine that can take away the fatigue. It is here to stay ...
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MnSnow
Diagnosed at 33
Even though I look good-- I am not. Even though I seem to be a bottomless supply of energy--I am not. Even thought it seems as if I am fine--I am not. Life is a co...
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MrsDoll
Diagnosed at 20
People with Lupus are not lazy, uninterested, or unconcerned. It may appear as if Lupus patients do not participate in as many social activities as others would hav...
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MollyS
Supporter
Even though females in their child bearing years make up the majority of those diagnosed with Lupus, males and children are diagnosed as well. In the summer of 201...
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Jacqui
Diagnosed at 18
Lupus is a very sneaky disease. It attacks at a moment's notice. A person with lupus can go to bed feeling "normal" and wake up in a flare. It affects you, your f...
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