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Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. Nouwen Argh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone. Patience can feel scarce when you don't...
Posted 08/09/2018
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The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!" - member of MyLupusTeam When first faced with a lupus diagnosis, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do we...
Posted 08/02/2018
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What Causes Lupus?

What Causes Lupus?

The cause of lupus is unknown. Scientists have proven that lupus is autoimmune in origin – in other words, the damage in lupus is caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues – but they have not yet solved the puzzle of why this...
Posted 08/01/2018
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Lupus – The Path to Diagnosis

Lupus – The Path to Diagnosis

The path to a diagnosis of lupus can be a long and uncertain one. The average time between a person’s first symptoms and a definitive lupus diagnosis is six years. Regular testing and waiting to see whether more symptoms arise are unfortunate...
Posted 08/01/2018
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Symptoms of Lupus

Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus SymptomsIn people with lupus, the immune system makes proteins called autoantibodies that can attack any organ or tissue, causing inflammation and a huge variety of symptoms. Lupus symptoms can imitate other illnesses, making the process of...
Posted 08/01/2018
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Treatments for Lupus

Treatments for Lupus

Lupus treatments fall into two main categories: Disease-modifying medications and medications for managing lupus symptoms. Since lupus can cause such a wide variety of symptoms, many different classes of drugs are used to treat it. A few drugs are...
Posted 08/01/2018
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Types of Lupus

Types of Lupus

The main types of lupus are categorized by the primary signs and symptoms in each case. In lupus, the immune system produces proteins called autoantibodies that can attack any type of tissue or organ, causing a wide variety of symptoms. Since each...
Posted 08/01/2018
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Lupus – An Overview

Lupus – An Overview

Lupus erythematosus, or lupus, is a chronic disease in which inflammation can attack and damage any part of the body. Lupus can be treated, but there is no cure. Symptoms vary among people with lupus, but fatigue, facial rash (called malar rash),...
Posted 08/01/2018
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Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with Lupus

Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with Lupus

"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about lupus. It was so freeing." -Member of MyLupusTeamLiving with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what...
Posted 07/27/2018
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New and Improved Changes to MyLupusTeam

New and Improved Changes to MyLupusTeam

We have exciting news: MyLupusTeam has a new look to keep you better connected with the community! Thanks to valuable feedback from thousands of members, we’ve recently made a few updates, starting with the Activity Feed. Now, with a quick tap,...
Posted 06/28/2018
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