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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.

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SLE LUPUS with a PsA overlap

Started by Jon_sparky in General yesterday. 0 Replies

My Rheumy told me yesterday that I have PsA and a mild SLE Lupus. The latest Avise SLE test came back "suggestive of SLE Lupus" it hasn't changed since first taking it in early 2014.Do any of you have overlap like this?I will be starting Stelara…Continue

I would rather have cancer

Started by Idioskosmos in Emotional Support. Last reply by BaltimoreBaby yesterday. 5 Replies

I was on facebook, and saw a post from a man whose wife had just been given the all clear from her oncologist.  She had been diagnosed with cancer in Aug 2015.  Five months ago.  My first thought was "wow - I wish I had cancer instead of Lupus!"Continue

I am so confused!!

Started by flower in General. Last reply by jannytheresa on Tuesday. 5 Replies

As stated in many of my posts, I was diagnosed with SLE 25 years ago.  My Rheumatologist retired and I am in the process of finding a new one.  The first one I went to walked into the exam room , and states "You don't have lupus, you are on Enbrel…Continue

What do I ask the doctor at the first appointment?

Started by MammaPooh in Introductions. Last reply by HelloKitty on Thursday. 20 Replies

My 15-year-old daughter had blood work done that indicated a positive ANA result  and the titer was speckled. Don't really know what that means. We have an appointment scheduled with a rheumatologist tomorrow. Her symptoms are fatigue, headaches,…Continue

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SLE LUPUS with a PsA overlap

My Rheumy told me yesterday that I have PsA and a mild SLE Lupus. The latest Avise SLE test came back "suggestive of SLE Lupus" it hasn't changed since first taking it in early 2014.Do any of you have overlap like this?I will be starting Stelara biologic for PsA and will continue the Plaquinel for the Lupus. I have been taking Plaquinel for about 11/2 years it has helped some parts of the body, rlaxing some of the muscle groups.See More
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Top Content 

1 What do I ask the doctor at the first appointment?

What do I ask the doctor at the first appointment?

Posted by MammaPooh on February 8, 2016

2 I would rather have cancer

I would rather have cancer

Posted by Idioskosmos on February 9, 2016

3 social isolation

social isolation

Posted by mqb on February 6, 2016

4 Lupus and HCG diet

Lupus and HCG diet

Posted by Linda on January 25, 2016

5 New SLE Lupus test

New SLE Lupus test

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