Posts from the General Information category

General 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 ...

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

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, General 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 ...

General 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 ...

General 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, ...

General 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, General 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.  ...

General 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, General Information, Gratitude, 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 ...

General 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, General Information, Lupus Tests, Main Blog

Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Diagnosing Lupus Lupus is an incredibly complex autoimmune disease and diagnosing lupus can take a lot of time and many doctor visits. Patients will often get diagnosed with ...

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

Lupus Symptoms and Signs

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is Lupus? Before we talk about the signs and symptoms of lupus, let’s define it. Lupus is a widespread and chronic (lifelong) autoimmune disease that, for unknown ...

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 ...

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

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

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / What is lupus? Lupus is a widespread and chronic (lifelong) autoimmune disease that, for unknown reasons, causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissue and organs, ...

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