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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 ...

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 ...

General Information, Lupus 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 / Perscription Drug Assistance Lupus and other autoimmune diseases can be devastating, not only to one’s physical health, but to one’s financial health. For those ...

Autoimmune Diseases, Diagnosis, General Information, Lupus Information, Main Blog

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 ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, 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

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 ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Flare, Lupus Information, 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! ...

General Information, Lupus Information, Main Blog

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, ...

General Information, Lupus Awareness, 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 / Contents: What is an Invisible Illness? Labeling and Stigmas for those with Invisible Illness Understanding Invisible Illness   What is an Invisible Illness? Have you ...

General Information, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases, Raynaud's

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What are lupus overlap diseases? Scleroderma Rheumatoid Arthritis Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Raynaud’s Syndrome Sjogren’s Syndrome Things to Note with Lupus ...

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

Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Complementary Medicine Complementary and Alternative Supplements and Treatments for Lupus Alternative Lupus Therapies/Treatments Complementary/Alternative Lupus ...

Clinical Trials, General Information, Main Blog, Medications, Treatments

Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: Lupus Medications Some Common Lupus Medications Trials and Other Things to Consider   Lupus Medications Lupus manifests differently in each patient (Please see: ...