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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have lupus and POTs. When one is doing going, I struggle with the other. It's hard to keep up with friends. How to explain? I can't make every event

I have lupus and POTs. When one is doing going, I struggle with the other. It's hard to keep up with friends. How to explain? I can't make every event

I would be candid.: I would explain how much these people mean to you but advise them that your health some times limits what you can do with them and the time that you spend together.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Would you please cite some references of books etc on the subject of coping with chronic illness? I have lupus and it is hard to deal with.

Would you please cite some references of books etc on the subject of coping with chronic illness? I have lupus and it is hard to deal with.

Books on Coping: There are many books on coping with chronic illness. I hope you have already found them! Rather than simply coping, I also like to find books that give me perspective and insight. Dr. Remen's "kitchen table wisdom" is a classic, as is arthur frank's "at the will of the body." for couples, kivowitz and weisman's "in sickness as in health" is also packed with info and wisdom.

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Lupus are the flu its hard to tell when yoy have lupus?

Lupus are the flu its hard to tell when yoy have lupus?

No no no: No lupous is not flu (virus) it is an autoimmune disease local or systemic, if kidney not invoved the 1st time and then they are not. Bad immune system is active its like wolf skin as connective tissue is involved. Immunologist and rheumatologist work hand in hand.

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I thought I had lupus, is it hard to find? I had a butterfly polkadotted rash on my inner thighs is it possible to have the rash there?

I thought I had lupus, is it hard to find? I had a butterfly polkadotted rash on my inner thighs is it possible to have the rash there?

Probably not.: "butterfly rash" refers to a rash shaped like a butterfly on the central face. A spotty rash on the inner thighs is most commonly a ringworm or yeast infection, but there are many other (less common) causes. Very unlikely to be lupus. Check with your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is.

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Miss 1-2 days of work every month due to lupus. I'm an very hard worker but disease kicks me down. Have fmla but fear getting fired or angering boss.

Miss 1-2 days of work every month due to lupus. I'm an very hard worker but disease kicks me down. Have fmla but fear getting fired or angering boss.

You're not alone: I wish I had a more complete answer for you, but perhaps it will help you just a little but if I tell you that I have heard of this type of situation a hundred times. Perhaps the best thing is to have an honest talk with your boss.

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Can someone with lupus or an autoimmune disease drink beer or hard liquor?

Can someone with lupus or an autoimmune disease drink beer or hard liquor?

See below: You can consume alcohol so long you are not medication that could cause liver damage if you drink alcohol. When in doubt it is always good to call and ask your physician to see if it would okay to consume alcohol with the medications prescribed.

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Have a bug bite it is now inflammed red hard and warm to touch. Very itchy and painful should I be worried. I have a history of lupus & cellulitis?

Have a bug bite it is now inflammed red hard and warm to touch. Very itchy and painful should I be worried. I have a history of lupus & cellulitis?

Norma/Concerning: When our skin sustains an injury, immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) for about 48-72 hours. This is the body increasing blood flow to the area to bring healing factors and is normal healing. If it gets worse over time (increase in pain, fevers, chills, more redness), then it may be infected or the lupus may be reacting. If so, then seeing the doc may be your best bet.

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I have lupus and I feel burning on my stomach. My stomach is big and hard looks like I am five months pregnant. Should I go to a doctor?

I have lupus and I feel burning on my stomach. My stomach is big and hard looks like I am five months pregnant. Should I go to a doctor?

Burning stomach: Hello there, do you have any burning type feeling on the palm of your hands and on the soles of your feet as well? Is the stomach burning deep inside or on the surface of the skin? Thank you

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Sle cause muscle spasms? Have sle & severe pain + hard muscle/tissue in back/butt. Dr says spastic muscle, but is lupus causing it or? Ana 1:640, +rnp

Probably not: As lupus affects mostly certain compartments while in flare, like joints, skin, brain, lung, kidneys. Stretching and therapy may help. If pain persist, have imaging studies. Good luck.