Childhood Lupus (Juvenile-Onset): Symptoms & More
Children are less likely to develop lupus than adults, but young Lupus Warriors often experience more severe symptoms and have significant organ damage. Identifying signs of lupus early and starting treatments can help minimize the impact of the disease. 10%…
Why Doctors Misdiagnose Lupus (& What You Can Do!)
It’s common for clinicians to misdiagnose lupus or suggest that symptoms are a result of stress. In fact, 68% of Lupus Warriors report seeing 3 or more doctors before being diagnosed. All types of lupus including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),…
Cutaneous Lupus (CLE), Quality of Life, & Fatigue
Cutaneous Lupus (CLE) is a form of lupus that affects the skin. But these symptoms are more than skin-deep. CLE has an impact on quality of life and energy levels, too. Dermatologists identify three main types of Cutaneous lupus erythematosus…
Managing Energy, The Spoon Theory, and Lupus
Lupus Warriors know the challenges of managing energy carefully. Explaining the delicate balance to others can be difficult, but not impossible. The Spoon Theory is a useful strategy A few years ago, Christine Miserandino wrote a post on the blog…
Topical Treatments for Cutaneous Lupus
Skin rashes and round lesions can be symptoms of cutaneous lupus. Topical treatments, including preventative creams, are often the first care strategy. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus is a form of lupus that is limited to the skin. But, cutaneous lupus also contains its…
Lupus Nephritis: 6 Classes of Kidney Disease
Caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis is a serious, and relatively common, kidney disorder. In September, Selena Gomez shared with her fans via Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant due to complications of lupus. The two kidneys…
Lupus Awareness, Selena Gomez, & Data
What does 127,000,000 Instagram followers do for lupus awareness? Quite a lot! Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram with over 127 million followers. In addition to being a 25-year-old singer and actress, she is a Lupus Warrior who…
Lupus Fatigue & the Seasons: FSS Data
There have been over 942 responses to the Fatigue Severity Scale. Let's analyze the scores to look for seasonal lupus fatigue. In previous posts, we have looked at why we use the FSS to measure lupus fatigue and some initial results…
Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus (DIL)
Lupus symptoms, and a different diagnosis known as Drug-Induced Lupus, may develop as a result of taking certain medications. Drug-Induced Lupus (DIL or DILE) is an autoimmune disease (similar to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) caused by long term and chronic use…
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease and one form of lupus. This form of lupus is limited to the skin. Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some form of CLE. Skin disease in lupus can cause…