Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyLupusTeam

Lupus: What People Don't See (Infographic)

Updated on March 08, 2021

Below the surface, living with lupus can mean days spent in bed, missed appointments, and alternate days when we seem "fine." There's so much more to lupus than meets the eye. We know that lupus comes with hundreds of possible combinations of symptoms, many of which appear invisible to outsiders. Most people don't see the many symptoms we experience.

On MyLupusTeam.com, the social network and online support group for people living with lupus, members discuss the chronic nature of the disease and its hidden symptoms. We chose the image of an iceberg to represent lupus symptoms because the life-impacting implications of a lupus diagnosis aren't obvious on the surface. Please share to spread lupus awareness!




This list is by no means exhaustive. What symptoms would you add?

All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

Related articles

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...
Excessive sweating, overheating, hot flashes, and extreme changes in body temperature are common...

Excessive Sweating and Lupus

Excessive sweating, overheating, hot flashes, and extreme changes in body temperature are common...
Mouth sores and nose sores, sometimes called ulcers, are common symptoms of lupus. Mouth and nose...

Mouth and Nose Sores in Lupus: Causes and Treatments

Mouth sores and nose sores, sometimes called ulcers, are common symptoms of lupus. Mouth and nose...
Download the FULL recipe from this video here.Lupus causes inflammation, and people living with...

Can Diet Help Ease Your Lupus Symptoms?

Download the FULL recipe from this video here.Lupus causes inflammation, and people living with...
One of the most common skin conditions people with lupus experience is photosensitivity — skin...

Sun and Lupus: Managing Photosensitivity

One of the most common skin conditions people with lupus experience is photosensitivity — skin...
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...

Recent articles

If you’re living with lupus, you’re already aware of the impact the condition can have on your...

5 Ways To Get Involved With Lupus Awareness

If you’re living with lupus, you’re already aware of the impact the condition can have on your...
Dating and relationships aren’t always easy, especially when you add lupus to the mix. If you’re...

Relationships and Lupus

Dating and relationships aren’t always easy, especially when you add lupus to the mix. If you’re...
With lupus, the immune system attacks healthy cells anywhere in the body. When lupus attacks the...

Lupus Nephritis Diet: What To Eat and What To Avoid

With lupus, the immune system attacks healthy cells anywhere in the body. When lupus attacks the...
About half of adults with lupus will develop lupus nephritis, a kidney condition that affects...

What Is Lupus Nephritis?

About half of adults with lupus will develop lupus nephritis, a kidney condition that affects...
Treatments for lupus nephritis aim to prevent further kidney damage. Many kinds of medications...

Lupus Nephritis: Treatments

Treatments for lupus nephritis aim to prevent further kidney damage. Many kinds of medications...
There are six classes of lupus nephritis.The classes of lupus nephritis are diagnosed based on...

Lupus Nephritis: Classes

There are six classes of lupus nephritis.The classes of lupus nephritis are diagnosed based on...
MyLupusTeam My lupus Team

Thank you for signing up.

close