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LFA, Wisconsin Chapter
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Paula Hill
Supporter
I went many yrs. not knowing what was wrong with me, I thought I was going out of my mind---finally a Dr. who thought out of the box sent me to one who he felt woul...
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Mage
Diagnosed at 25
Just because i look fine doesn't mean i am. Just because i was active today doesn't mean i will be active tomorrow. I'm not lazy, i'm tired and feeling sick. Please...
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No L
Diagnosed at 16
I have had lupus for 13 years. I was diagnosed when I was 16 and I am almost 30. I want people to know that there are better days ahead. I have had my ups and downs...
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Marisa T
Diagnosed at 9
It's not the end! Don't give up hope. I know your thinking what does she know. I've had my issues with this disease and many others. I have great days and I have re...
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LaShawda
Diagnosed at 31
One of the frustrating things about lupus is the fact that everyone expects you to look sick or they do not take it seriously. You can not see all the pain that lup...
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Kevin
Supporter
I just found relief for my severe allergies! And I believe lupus and alot of other cancer and disease is caused by upper chest breathing, chronic mouth breathing & ...
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Patricia
Diagnosed at 29
Most who know me, know how much of an independent, strong willed person I have always been. Lupus is a debilitating & incurable disease that affects least 1.5 milli...
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debs6406
Diagnosed at 5
Even though I may look healthy on the outside, you don't see the pain in the inside.Just because I don't have a face rash doesn't mean I'm not having a flare up.The...
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MarshaK
Diagnosed at 44
I was healthy one day and then the next day my life changed forever. I have been quite lucky though have not had any flare ups. I tell people I have lupus and m...
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balistrb
Diagnosed at 15
Lupus is one devastating disease! One day I feel fine & the next day I feel like absolute crap! It’s very hard telling people that I don’t feel good when I look jus...
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Noel
Supporter
I was 16 years old when I received the news that I had lupus. For a teenage girl in her 2nd year of high school this was hard news to take, and even harder on my se...
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Toni
Diagnosed at 37
Lupus is the 'great pretender' and often takes years to diagnosis. If you were to get a group of Lupus patients together in a room to discuss symptoms - no two wou...
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Ladyjamez
Diagnosed at 39
Lupus can effect more than just your skin, it can cause your bones to weaken, to tear down your internal organs, and it can cause death. So many don't know that abo...
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pksegrin
Supporter
Yes you really can be that sick! Unless you have it, you know not the nature internal physical pain SLE and other autoimmune diseases patients suffer through everyd...
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Mary PM
Diagnosed at 35
Lupus is a frustrating and exhausting disease. Its so hard to get others to understand why you have changed and often people mistake those changes as "faking it" or...
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Angelique
Diagnosed at 37
Lupus is a hard disease to live with. When the low days come and they will think of the good days. Be thankful with the highs as well as the low. Lupus can zap your...
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CORINNE
Diagnosed at 29
I was diagnosed in 1982 at the age of 29..Now 56 People in the Health Care field need to be more educated about Lupus..The Government also needs to be informed the...
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C Bear
Diagnosed at 40
Lupus is an auto-immune disease which is treatable, but not curable. By being an auto-immune disease, the body mistakenly attacks itself. So, although a new drug ...
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Shayla
Diagnosed at 16
I have been living with lupus for years. Yes I had my bad flare ups, but don't give up. You can still have a life. You can still be happy. Have faith in God. it's a...
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LupieLorna
Supporter
I am sure I had Lupus much longer than the diagnosis and the same for others. I have had a rough time with the healthcare in my area understanding Lupus. There is a...
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lilpoo_1
Diagnosed at 32
It is a crippling disorder that affects all aspects of your life. Not a day goes by that you do not have pain. Things that were once so important no longer exist ...
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Carlene
Diagnosed at 37
I work 3 days a week and am very involved with my family, granddaughter, and elderly mother. I lead an active, busy life. Yet, on those days when I need to take a ...
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Suzy
Diagnosed at 18
Lupus is a master of disguise. My doctors and I never know exactly where it will strike next. One day it is joint pain and hair loss, then BAM! It attacks my kidney...
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George
Supporter
My mom has had Lupus since before I was born, right now I am 32 years old. She officially has two types of Lupus I guess this is rare as most people only have one t...
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Shayla Hal
Diagnosed at 16
I know when people are dianosed with pupus some people have a confused look on their face. I am thirty years old and I have been battling with lupus and chronic kid...
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Jill
Diagnosed at 38
Even though you may look fine on the outside, it doesn't mean that you aren't struggling on the inside......
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Melanie C
Diagnosed at 25
Lupus is sneaky. Just when I think I am doing well, POW! it blindsides me. And you cannot tell by looking at me, that I have lupus.
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RichardC
Diagnosed at 37
Lupus, is more about what it takes from you than anything else.
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Wendi
Supporter
Some symptoms you can see but the majority you can not.
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AshG
Diagnosed at 14
My type comes and goes. I went 5 years without any symptoms or medication, then out of the blue, had flare ups. I hold my head high and know that everything will be...
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Dawn T
Supporter
Please visit the Wisconsin Chapter website for local happenings including events, support group meeting schedules and other great information! www.lupuswi.org
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midnight
Diagnosed at 25
Lupus is a very frustrating disease especially when coupled with some of its sister diseases. It messes with your major organs, brain, bones, nerves. One of the har...
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Noralee
Supporter
My sister Noralee has systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly called lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect virtually any organ of the body. I...
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Liashay
Diagnosed at 23
Everyone with lupus is at a different level of the disease. When I was first diagnosed, I was treated and went into remission within a few months. For awhile I thou...
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Judy
Diagnosed at 17
The physical and emotional toll of Lupus on the individual and those that love them can be as invisible as the disease itself. Depression and frustration as you ar...
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Lorna
Diagnosed at 46
I suffer from Discoid Lupus/mild systemic Lupus. This means no lights or sun and that I will suffer unbearably if I venture out of my darkness. I have a rash that h...
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Deb Schroe
Diagnosed at 5
was diagnosed in 1969-1970 at first, age of 5 then went on with my life, did some stupid things became an alcholic,drug user just to stop the pain. after i got so...
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Angela
Diagnosed at 30
It's not easy to figure out if you have Lupus or not. It can take years with many test to determine.
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nicole
Diagnosed at 32
Though we dont look sick, we are. Forgive us if we can't stay awake late, or need a mid day nap. We are trying! We are.
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nicole1972
Supporter
I have been dealing with an undiagnosed but suspected Lupus for a while, When my 3rd child was born, i started to have joint pain that progressed from one area of m...
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Gersen
Supporter
Not sure I can express how powerless this disease made me feel. To see my 32 yr old daughter with a walker and 4 grandsons and a husband that would like to see he...
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Danielle
Diagnosed at 26
I want others to know that we are everywhere, and you may not even realize it. We are your co-workers, your family, your friends. We want to thrive in this world...
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Annie
Diagnosed at 17
I know when I've reached my limit, and when I say I need to rest, I need to rest!!! lupus is definitely the invisible disease -- I may not look sick, and most days ...
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Marcy
Diagnosed at 37
That it is an invisible disease. I can't tell the number of times people have told me, "but you look good". Maybe if I lost my hair people would understand the im...
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