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Living with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Living with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Support group: The lupus foundation with local groups can be very helpful. If necessary a psychologist or even a good friend or spouse can be a sounding board just as with any potentially chronic disease. ...Read more

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Living with someone with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Living with someone with lupus can be hard. How can I cope?

Difficult world....: When someone close is sick, communication between the healthy person and the sick person becomes strained, because the well-person feels the sick person is overburdened. The best answer is to sit down and have a straight discussion over feelings. Do not the sick person take you on a guilt trip, for which you are not responsible. ...Read more

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How difficult is it living with lupus?

How difficult is it living with lupus?

Not easy;can do well: There is no cure for lupus currently so the goal of treatment is to put it into remission (quiet with no active symptoms or abnormal labs) and control flares of disease when they happen as quickly as possible. Most important is to see a board certified rheumatologist on a regular basis (every few weeks at first, then every few months if doing well), and take medications as prescribed by their doc ...Read more

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Help please? How hard is it to live with lupus?

Under: Good guidance and care, now a days treatments are quite effective. Stick to treatments, precautions and labs. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had come up positive. I share some of the symptoms of lupus. How hard will my life be if I have lupus?

Not enough info: What came up positive? What symptoms do you have? Have you seen a rheumatologist? It is impossible to answer a question such as this when no specifics are given. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lupus while living in Egypt. I tried to get a diagnosis here in US but it was negative. However im sure im having a bad flare.

See a Rheumatologist: You Don, t say how they arrived at the diagnosis in Egypt or what your symptoms are or what a flare consists of. It is worth noting that the diagnosis is not made by blood test alone, but by a set of tests, symptoms and physical findings. A Rheumatogist can figure this out. A positive or negative lupus test alone is not the way to diagnose. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lupus and i was wondering if nursing would be hard?

Talk to your dr: If you are planning on nursing, talk to doctor beforehand to make sure that you are not any medications that may affect your baby. ...Read more

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I have lupus .. When im in horrible pain and its hard to walk .. Is that a luous flare?

I have lupus .. When im in horrible pain and its hard to walk .. Is that a luous flare?

Possibly: It certainly could be...Would definitely discuss with your doctor. Especially if the pain involves joint stiffness as well as pain. ...Read more

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How can I cope with lupus if i also have gad? Is it possible that i had lupus and that was the root cause for my to get gad? Or gad caused lupus?

Lupus and GAD: Gad doesn't cause lupus. Lupus doesn't cause gad. Lupus can worse the gad, though, mostly through a lot of insecurities that it brings on with it. ...Read more