Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyLupusTeam

COVID-19 and Lupus Essential Updates

Posted on April 22, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MyLupusTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with lupus. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

  • Join the conversation about COVID-19 and lupus by commenting below.

How to Cope with the Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) Shortage

MyLupusTeam, April 15, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Hydroxychloroquine, sold under the brand name Plaquenil, is being investigated for use in COVID-19 cases.
  • Because of increased demand, some people with lupus are having problems accessing their medication.
  • If you have trouble getting hydroxychloroquine, talk to your doctor. They can likely help you fill your prescription.
  • Do not ration or stop taking any medication without talking to your doctor first.

What MyLupusTeam Members Are Saying

"Is anyone else worried about the shortage of Plaquenil?"

Log in to read or join the conversation.

Go Deeper

Lupus and Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) Shortages

COVID-19 and Lupus: Are You at a Greater Risk?

MyLupusTeam, April 7, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • If you have lupus and are treating it with medications, you may be at higher risk for infection generally.
  • The benefits of keeping your lupus symptoms under control with medication likely outweigh the potential added risk of infection.
  • If your condition is under control, people with lupus aren’t more susceptible to worse outcomes than the rest of the population.

What MyLupusTeam Members Are Saying

"I have a doctor’s appointment in a hospital. Do I skip it or go?"

Log in to read or join the conversation.

Go Deeper

Lupus and COVID-19: Are You At a Greater Risk?

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MyLupusTeam, March 20, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Remind loved ones of the seriousness of your situation. According to research in China, people who had one additional disease had a 79 percent higher risk of requiring intensive care, needing a respirator, or dying as a result of COVID-19.
  • If there are others in your circle who take the threat seriously, ask them to talk to your loved one on your behalf.
  • Suggest ways to stay socially connected from a safe distance.

What MyLupusTeam Members Are Saying

"Please take all precautions. The world likes having you here."

Log in to read or join the conversation.

Go Deeper

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Lupus

Other COVID-19 Resources

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Okla. Too.

posted 4 days ago

hug

Recent articles

For the first time, MyHealthTeams is bringing together four communities impacted by arthritis to...

Live May Events: Arthritis Awareness Month

For the first time, MyHealthTeams is bringing together four communities impacted by arthritis to...
Hair loss is a common symptom of lupus — and also a possible side effect of some medications used...

Hair Loss and Lupus

Hair loss is a common symptom of lupus — and also a possible side effect of some medications used...
Below the surface, living with lupus can mean days spent in bed, missed appointments, and...

Lupus: What People Don't See (Infographic)

Below the surface, living with lupus can mean days spent in bed, missed appointments, and...
When pop star Selena Gomez revealed she had lupus, and later, that she had undergone a kidney...

What Selena Gomez' Lupus Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When pop star Selena Gomez revealed she had lupus, and later, that she had undergone a kidney...
Lupus nephritis is a common kidney condition that affects people with lupus.The symptoms of lupus...

What Is Lupus Nephritis?

Lupus nephritis is a common kidney condition that affects people with lupus.The symptoms of lupus...
The symptoms of lupus nephritis are associated with the kidney damage that occurs during the...

Lupus Nephritis: Symptoms

The symptoms of lupus nephritis are associated with the kidney damage that occurs during the...
The damage that occurs to the kidneys during lupus nephritis can be classified in six stages.The...

Lupus Nephritis: Stages

The damage that occurs to the kidneys during lupus nephritis can be classified in six stages.The...
Lupus nephritis treatment aims to prevent further kidney damage. There are many kinds of...

Lupus Nephritis: Treatments

Lupus nephritis treatment aims to prevent further kidney damage. There are many kinds of...
MyLupusTeam wanted to understand what members thought about telehealth. Prior to the pandemic,...

The Results Are In: How MyLupusTeam Members Think About Online Doctors’ Visits

MyLupusTeam wanted to understand what members thought about telehealth. Prior to the pandemic,...
Depression is a common symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — an inflammatory autoimmune...

Depression and Lupus: What’s the Connection?

Depression is a common symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — an inflammatory autoimmune...
MyLupusTeam My lupus Team

Two Ways to Get Started with MyLupusTeam

Become a Member

Connect with others who are living with lupus. Get members only access to emotional support, advice, treatment insights, and more.

sign up

Become a Subscriber

Get the latest articles about lupus sent to your inbox.

Not now, thanks

Privacy policy
MyLupusTeam My lupus Team

Thank you for signing up.

close