Want to learn more about lupus? 

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!

If you have suggestions for blog topics you would like to see covered, please email karrie.sundbom@mollysfund.org with your ideas.

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom/ What is prednisone and why is it prescribed? What is the benefit? The main benefit of prednisone is that it is a corticosteroid medication that is very effective in decreasing inflammation. Some common names of other corticosteroids like prednisone that might be more recognizable are cortisone and hydrocortisone. These medications have great potential ...

Information, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Main Blog

What is Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is Lupus? While on the surface, this may seem a simple question to answer, the very nature of lupus makes it, in fact, a very complicated one. There are some facts the ...

Information, Lupus Awareness, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Symptoms

Help Spread Lupus Awareness

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 ...

Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Main Blog

Invisible Illness: “But you look so good.”

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  What is an Invisible Illness? Have you ever seen someone park in a handicap spot and look  perfectly healthy as they step out of the car? You wonder, “They’re not disabled, ...

Information, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases, Raynaud's

Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus?   Some lupus (SLE) patients have been told by one physician that they have lupus, while told by ...

Alternative Lupus Treatments, Information, Main Blog, Medications, Treatments

Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies     In our blog, Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications,we covered many of the most common pharmaceutical treatments for lupus.  ...

Information, Main Blog, Medications, Treatments, Trials

Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications Lupus manifests differently  in each patient (Please see: How Lupus Can Affect The Body,) requiring varying treatment options for ...

Brain Fog, Coping With Lupus, Depression, Gratitude, Information, Invisible Illness, Living with Lupus, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Nutrition, Parenting with Chronic Illness, Photosensitivity, Stress, Symptoms

Coping with Lupus: How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Coping with Lupus:How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body? Whether you have been recently diagnosed with lupus or have been living with it for many years, learning ...

Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Awareness Month, Main Blog, Symptoms

Living With Lupus: In What Ways Can Lupus Affect the Body?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Living With Lupus: How Can Lupus Affect the Body?  In Lupus and other autoimmune diseases, the immune system begins to recognize and attack itself, going after and ...

Diagnosis, Information, Main Blog, Tests

Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Diagnosing Lupus   Do you think you may have lupus? If you have shown several of the signs for lupus, you and your physician may now take the next step in determining if it is ...

Diagnosis, Information, Lupus Facts, Main Blog, Symptoms, Where to Find Help

Lupus Symptoms and Signs

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Lupus Symptoms and Signs Lupus is a very difficult disease to diagnose.  Because lupus rarely presents itself the same way in any two people, it is very challenging for ...

Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Stress

Lupus and Holiday Stress

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Lupus and Holiday Stress   The holidays are here and coming jingling along with them are all of the joy and stress of family gatherings; the I-have-no-idea-what-gift-to-buy- ...

Depression, Diagnosis, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Stress

Dealing With a Lupus Depression: How Do You Cope?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /    Dealing with a Lupus Depression: How do you cope?  Because lupus can force you to make adjustments in your life and any change is not always easy, it is understandable how ...

Information, Main Blog, Malar Rash, Photosensitivity, Rash, Symptoms

The Lupus Butterfly Rash or Malar Rash: Information You Need to Know.

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is a Malar or Butterfly Rash? Derived from the Latin word ‘mala’ which means cheekbone, the Malar or Butterfly rash is a kind of skin condition typically characterized by ...

Alternative Lupus Treatments, Information, Main Blog, Medications, Rash, Raynaud's, Symptoms

Medications for Lupus…What is right for you?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Ok, so you’ve been diagnosed with lupus.  What now?     What are some of the prescribed medications for lupus and how do I know what is right for me?  We hope to broadly ...

Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Nutrition

The Lupus and Diet Dilemma

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / The Lupus and Diet Dilemma: What should we eat? What should we avoid? “The Magic Disappearing Veggie Trick” TA DAAAAAAAAA! From the time we are kiddos, we are told ...

Main Blog

Serving Up Style August Blog

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Serving Up Style Blog Jason Ball Interiors’ room, Serving Up Style 2011 We just received all the descriptions of the designer rooms, and are you going to be in design ...

Main Blog

Harnessing the Olympic Spirit

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Harnessing the Olympic Spirit! Don’t you ever wonder what makes an Olympian?  What is it that they tell themselves day in and day out, through the blood sweat and tears ...

Main Blog

Serving Up Style is Off and Running!

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Serving Up Style is Off and Running! Last week on July 12, all 20 design teams had a chance to get together as a group, and hear about all the exciting things happening this ...

Main Blog

Calling all volunteers and supporters of Molly’s Fund!

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   Here at Molly’s Fund we are in full swing in preparation for our fast approaching biggest event of the year, Serving Up Style, and we need your help. It will be held October ...