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Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there's no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.
Good Morning, hope all is well with everyone. I've been taking Plaquenil for about 5 months now. I was moved up to 400mg and I was taking the full dose at once at bedtime. Well after reading something I realized its 200mg twice a day.... So…Continue
Hi Everyone. I was diagnosed a year ago with Lupus and it's been a challenging year as you all know. My symptoms are joint & muscle pain along with fatigue & brain fog. I am trying to not let it get the best of me & I can deal with…Continue
Hi All,Just listened to an interesting clip about using natural remedies to curb RA. I battle on a daily basis with my right knee and ankle. Almost every night my hubby gives me a massage with a pain cream to help me settle for bed.So according to…Continue
Members, please read below. From time to time, Ben's Friends learns of opportunities that may aid in research efforts and may help develop new treatments for members on our communities. We may occasionally present these opportunities to the forum,…Continue
Hi All,Can you relate to the brain drain that comes with lupus? I can best describe it as feeling as though I'm going into a sword fight with my butter knife. I feel dull, and the times when my brain has a "light" moment are rare! Wish I could…Continue
Hi Loopies,I haven't posted on this forum for a while now. I have been having a hard time with flares recently. Plus I've found that the added stress of having to "prove" to loved ones that I'm feeling ill is starting to take its toll on me. I have…Continue
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