Posts from the Living with Lupus category

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“Lupus Secrets”: Lupus information you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /   We were so incredibly impressed by the “Lupus Secrets” that Dr. Donald Thomas shared with Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus, our patients and caregivers at our Lupus and ...

Alternative Lupus Treatments, Diagnosis, Information, Life Expectancy, Living with Lupus, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Lupus Flare, Main Blog, Medications, Overlap Diseases, Symptoms, Treatments

Lupus Disease: Life Expectancy

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / When diagnosed with any disease, the concerns and questions about what this means for your future, your quality of life, and your prognosis (predicting the outcome of the ...

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

The Gratitude Attitude: Inspirational Quotes

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is a gratitude attitude? As we are deep into all of the joy and stress that the holiday season offers, it seems like a good time of the year to take a moment to breathe, ...

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Lupus in Children

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Lupus in Children Children playing doctor is normal, but a real visit with your child to the doctor for a serious health concern is certainly no longer fun and games. There ...

Information, Living with Lupus, Main Blog, Nutrition

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Paleo Diet? Are they good for lupus and other autoimmune diseases? Lupus is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that can affect multiple ...

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

Lupus/Chronic Illness: The Mind/Body Connection

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  What is the Mind/Body Connection? The term “mind/body connection” refers to the way your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act.  Stress, anxiety, emotional ...

Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Flare, Main Blog, Photosensitivity, Stress, Symptoms

Lupus Flares: Recognizing one, triggers, and prevention

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is lupus?  Systemic lupus erythematosus is a very long name for a very complicated disease that is more commonly known as SLE or lupus.  Lupus is a widespread and chronic ...

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

Lupus and Photosensitivity: When the Sun is Your Enemy

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is Photosensitivity?  Do you feel like the sun is your enemy? Have you noticed that you have flares or feel less than fantastic during warmer sunnier months or with ...

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

Caring for the Caregiver: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Caring for the Caregiver A new story about Dick and Jane. Dick met Jane. They got married. Dick and Jane were happy and healthy.  Dick and Jane took care of each other. Dick ...

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

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is lupus brain fog? Is this image something you can relate to? Have you been forgetful lately?  Are you having trouble concentrating, remembering things, or feeling ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...