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What is Lupus?

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.

Many celebrities with lupus deal with the daily challenges of the disease as well.

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Low wbc and neutraphils

Started by Northrock in General yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello friends,I recently got blood test results that show low white blood cell counts and low neutraphils. I haven't heard from my doctor yet, and this is the first tine I have been able to view my own results so I don't know if this is new for me…Continue

Help to relieve stress ??

Started by Momma Bear in Emotional Support. Last reply by Momma Bear 22 hours ago. 6 Replies

Has anyone found a good outlet to assist in controlling, reducing, eliminating stress?My Sjogrens, Raynauds Phenomenon, and SLE are aggravated by stress and I need help.I'm the type of person who takes on "the world around me's" issues and…Continue

Romancing a Wolf

Started by Pollen Grains in What's New With You?. Last reply by Pollen Grains 23 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello everyone. I hope you all are doing better each day. lifewithlupus.org is like a family to me and that's why whenever something new happens i rush here to talk about it. Well, here is the new thing.. i recently started blogging. The subject is…Continue

Water blisters

Started by Kellie in General. Last reply by Nikki Jun 6. 6 Replies

Hi I'm new to this site and haven't really talked to anyone else who has lupus. I've been in a flare for almost a year now and it's just been getting worse. I was taking prednisone 60 mg but unfortunately it wasn't working so I just started taking…Continue

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Momma Bear replied to Momma Bear's discussion Help to relieve stress ??
"You are so right, Pollen Grains - I'll need to find what calms me.  I've not taken the time to do that really.  Used to be sitting in the sun by the pool listening to music.  Guess I need to find some shade, although we have…"
22 hours ago
Pollen Grains replied to Momma Bear's discussion Help to relieve stress ??
"I can relate. stress really slows down any progress you try to make. but i believe only you can figure out what helps you best. anything that soothes you and keep things off your mind should do the trick. when i am stressed, i noticed doing creative…"
23 hours ago
Pollen Grains replied to Pollen Grains's discussion Romancing a Wolf
"thank you so much.  warm hugs to you. "
23 hours ago
Northrock posted a discussion

Low wbc and neutraphils

Hello friends,I recently got blood test results that show low white blood cell counts and low neutraphils. I haven't heard from my doctor yet, and this is the first tine I have been able to view my own results so I don't know if this is new for me or not. I am currently taking metho and plaquenil. Does anyone know if these numvers are more likely linked to the meds or a flare?Thanks. NRSee More
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Help to relieve stress ??

Posted by Momma Bear on June 25, 2016

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