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

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Several answers:

Lupus is for the most part remitable in 2012.
Wonderful treatments nowc exist and it is not a serious problem for the vast majority of patients. If you have internal orfgan complications, then you are now at the far end. When i started training, most people were not diagnosed until a serious problem occurred. So count your blessings. Worrying about a diagnosis never helps!

In brief: Several answers:

Lupus is for the most part remitable in 2012.
Wonderful treatments nowc exist and it is not a serious problem for the vast majority of patients. If you have internal orfgan complications, then you are now at the far end. When i started training, most people were not diagnosed until a serious problem occurred. So count your blessings. Worrying about a diagnosis never helps!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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