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Brain Fog, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Featured, Main Blog, Overlap Diseases, Social Security Disability, Stress

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Contents: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What are the symptoms of CFS? How is CFS diagnosed? Causes Treatment Living with CFS The cycles of CFS Preparing for a doctor’s ...

Cutaneous Lupus, Main Blog

Cutaneous Lupus

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, ...

Discoid Lupus, Lupus Rash, Main Blog, Malar Rash, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Prednisone/Corticosteroids, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Discoid Lupus

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Discoid 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, ...

General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Facts, Lupus Flare, Lupus Secrets, Main Blog, Prednisone/Corticosteroids, Sjogren's, Stress

“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 ...

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

Help Spread Lupus Awareness 2014

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 ...

General Information, Lupus Nephritis, Main Blog

What is Lupus Nephritis?

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom / Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) is an autoimmune disease—a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs. For this blog, ...

Alternative Lupus Treatments, Diagnosis, General 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 ...

General Information, Lupus in Men, Main Blog, Raynaud's, Symptoms

Symptoms of Lupus in Men

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  Lupus: Not just a woman’s disease Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, is typically thought to be a woman’s disease, but the fact is, men get lupus too. Although nearly ...

Depression, Diagnosis, General Information, Living with Lupus, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Lupus in Children, Lupus Rash, Lupus Tests, Main Blog, Malar Rash, Medications, Photosensitivity, Symptoms, Treatments

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 ...

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

Lupus and Pregnancy: What you need to know

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  Can I have a healthy pregnancy if I have SLE? For lupus patients, just moving through the activities in daily life can be a struggle.  Living with an unpredictable chronic ...

Diagnosis, General Information, Lupus Definition, Lupus Facts, Lupus Rash, Lupus Tests, Medications, Photosensitivity, Raynaud's, Symptoms, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE

POSTED BY Karrie Sundbom /  What is systemic lupus erythematosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus is a very long name for a very complicated autoimmune disease that is more commonly known as SLE or lupus. ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...