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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, Main Blog, Plaquenil

Plaquenil: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom/ Contents: What is Plaquenil? Other than Plaquenil, what are the other antimalarial drugs? Why are antimalarial drugs used to treat lupus? How do antimalarial drugs work to control lupus symptoms? What should I keep in mind when taking antimalarial drugs?  How to use Plaquenil What are the possible side effects of antimalarial drugs Can I take ...

About Lupus, 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 ...

Main Blog, Medications, Prednisone, 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 ...

About Lupus, General 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? ...

About Lupus, Diagnosis, General Information, Life Expectancy, 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 ...

General Information, Lupus in Men, Main Blog, Symptoms

Symptoms of Lupus in Men

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus: Not just a woman’s disease Symptoms of Lupus in Men In Conclusion   Lupus: Not just a woman’s disease Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, is ...

Depression, Gratitude, Living with Lupus, Main Blog

The Gratitude Attitude: Inspirational Quotes

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is a gratitude attitude? Here are five ways to get started on your road having a gratitude attitude: Ten gratitude quotes to get you started:   What is a ...

Affordable Care Act, Main Blog

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Choose a Health Plan The 9 Titles of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Top 10 things to know about the new law Checklist to Choose a Health Plan   ...

Lupus in Children, Main Blog

Lupus in Children

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus in Children Causes Diagnosing Lupus in Children What is the treatment for lupus in children? What is the prognosis or long-term outlook for children diagnosed ...

About Lupus, General Information, Main Blog, Pregnancy and Lupus, Symptoms, Treatments

Lupus and Pregnancy: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Can I have a healthy pregnancy if I have SLE? 5 Steps for Preparing for Your Pregnancy What can I expect during a pregnancy with lupus? Are there any risks for the ...

Main Blog, Prescription Assistance, Social Security Disability, Where to Find Help

Prescription Drug Assistance and Social Security Disability

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Prescription Assistance Programs Lupus and Social Security Disability Benefits Meeting the Technical Requirements of Social Security Disability Meeting the Disabling ...

About Lupus, Diagnosis, Main Blog, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), What is Lupus?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Here are some common lupus symptoms: Diagnosing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systems Affected by SLE What are the treatments ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Invisible Illness, Main Blog, Medications, Raynaud's

Raynaud’s Disease or Raynaud’s Phenomenon: Symptoms, causes, treatments, and preventing flare-ups

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: How do you say it? What is it? What are the symptoms of Raynaud’s? What causes Raynaud’s Phenomenon or Raynaud’s Disease? What are the treatment options for ...

Anti-Inflammatory/Paleo Diets, General Information, Main Blog, Nutrition

The Paleo and Anti-Inflammatory Diet: What you should know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Paleo Diet? Are they good for lupus and other autoimmune diseases? What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet? What is the Paleo Diet? ...

Depression, General Information, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Mind/Body Connection, Nutrition, Stress

Lupus/Chronic Illness: The Mind/Body Connection

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is the Mind/Body Connection? How can emotions affect physical well-being? How do you achieve balance and build a stronger mind/body connection?   What is ...

About Lupus, General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Flare, Main Blog, Photosensitivity, Symptoms

Lupus Flares: Recognizing one, triggers, and prevention

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is lupus? What is a lupus flare and how do I recognize one? So how is a lupus flare recognized? What can trigger a lupus flare? Can anything prevent a lupus ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Rash, Main Blog, Photosensitivity

Lupus and Photosensitivity: When the Sun is Your Enemy

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Photosensitivity? What does it mean to be photosensitive? How do you know if you have photosensitivity? Lupus and Photosensitivity: What can I do to protect ...

For the Caregiver, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Where to Find Help

Caring for the Caregiver: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: A new story about Dick and Jane Care-giving can trigger a whole host of difficult emotions What can you do as a caregiver to find balance? Caring for a Caregiver ...

Brain Fog, General Information, Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Symptoms, Where to Find Help

Lupus Brain Fog: What is it and how do you cope?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is lupus brain fog? What are the signs of a brain fog? How can these problems affect daily life? What can I do to cope with a lupus brain fog? The good news! ...

About Lupus, Main Blog, Symptoms, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), What is Lupus?

What is Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Lupus? Definition of Lupus The Four Types of Lupus Quick lupus facts Do we know what causes lupus? In Conclusion   What is Lupus? While on the surface, ...