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Welcome to the Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus Blog page.  Here you will find a wealth of information on various lupus related topics.  Please use the handy categories, most popular blogs, or the search window in the upper right of your screen to find just what you are looking for!

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Featured, Flu Shot, General Information, Main Blog

Lupus and the Flu Shot: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom/ Contents: What exactly is influenza? What types of flu shots or flu vaccines are available? Who gets the flu and who should get the flu shot? Why is it so important for those with lupus to get the flu shot? I got the flu shot last year, do I need to get it this year as well? How long does it take for the vaccine to take effect? Who shouldn’t ...

Fibromyalgia, Main Blog

Fibromyalgia

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is fibromyalgia? What is the connection between fibromyalgia and lupus? Who gets fibromyalgia? What causes fibromyalgia? Symptoms of fibromyalgia  What kind of ...

Featured, Flu Shot, General Information, Main Blog

Lupus and the Flu Shot: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What exactly is influenza? What types of flu shots or flu vaccines are available? Who gets the flu and who should get the flu shot? Why is it so important for those ...

Hair Loss, Main Blog

Lupus Hair Loss and Alopecia Explained

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus Hair Loss and Alopecia Explained How do I know if my hair loss is caused by lupus or something else? What causes lupus hair loss? Can I prevent hair loss from ...

Brain Fog, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What are the symptoms of CFS? How is CFS diagnosed? Causes Treatment Living with CFS The cycles of CFS Preparing for a doctor’s ...

Main Blog, Vasculitis

Vasculitis

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Vasculitis? What are the different types of vasculitis? What causes vasculitis? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What kind of ...

Autoimmune Diseases, General Information, Main Blog

Autoimmune Diseases: What you should know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is the Immune System? What are Autoimmune Diseases? What Are Some of the Most Common Autoimmune Diseases? Who gets Autoimmune Diseases? What Causes Autoimmune ...

Autoimmune Diseases, General Information, Lupus Information, Main Blog

Cutaneous Lupus

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is lupus? What are the four types of lupus? What are the different types of cutaneous lupus? Who gets cutaneous lupus and how does it relate to systemic lupus? ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus Rash, Main Blog

Discoid Lupus

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Discoid Lupus What are the four types of lupus? What are the different types of lupus rashes? Who gets discoid lupus and can it turn into systemic lupus? Is discoid ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Overlap Diseases

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: MCTD Explained

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is a connective tissue disease? What is MCTD? What are some signs and symptoms of MCTD? How is it diagnosed? What is the cause of MCTD and can it be prevented? ...

Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Autoimmune Diseases, General Information, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Also known as Lupus Anticoagulants or Hughes Syndrome)

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is antiphospholipid syndrome?n Are there any alternate names for APS? What are the signs and symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome? When should I see a doctor? ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Flare, Lupus Information, Main Blog, Nutrition

“Lupus Secrets”: Lupus information you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Who is Dr. Thomas? What did others think of the webinar and is it worth watching? The “Lupus Secrets” Webinar “Lupus Secrets” video presentation with valuable lupus ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Main Blog, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? What are the Symptoms of RA? How do physicians diagnose RA? What causes rheumatoid arthritis? How is RA treated? In conclusion   ...

General Information, Lupus Awareness, Main Blog, Symptoms

Help Spread Lupus Awareness 2014

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / May is Lupus Awareness Month Did you know that May is Lupus Awareness Month and that May 10 is worldwide Lupus Awareness Day? If you did, you are probably already working hard ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases, Sjogren's

Sjogren’s Syndrome: What you need to know

POSTED BY Frances Ku / Contents: What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Who develops Sjögren’s? How are lupus and Sjögren’s related? What causes Sjögren’s? What are the Signs and Symptoms? How is it diagnosed? ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Scleroderma

Scleroderma: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Scleroderma? Who develops scleroderma? What causes scleroderma? What are the Signs and Symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What are some ...

Lupus Information, Main Blog

What Causes Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is lupus? Who gets lupus? What causes lupus? How can clinical research trials help?   What is lupus? Before we dive into what causes lupus, lets define the ...

Featured, Main Blog, Medications, Treatments

Prednisone: The benefits and risks

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is prednisone and why is it prescribed? What is the benefit? How should it be used? 10 Things you should know/do before taking prednisone What side effects can ...

General Information, Lupus Information, Lupus Nephritis, Main Blog

What is Lupus Nephritis?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Introduction What are the kidneys and what do they do? What are the symptoms of lupus nephritis and how do I recognize it? How does lupus nephritis get diagnosed? ...

Diagnosis, General Information, Lupus Information, Main Blog, Symptoms

Lupus Disease: Life Expectancy

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus complications and how they are managed/treated Life Expectancy In conclusion   When diagnosed with any disease, the concerns and questions about what this ...

For the Caregiver, Main Blog, Parenting with Chronic Illness

10 Tips for Parents Living With Chronic Disease

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Parenting When Living With a Chronic Illness 10 Helpful Tips For Parents Living with Chronic Disease In Conclusion   Parenting When Living With a Chronic ...