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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Chronic Pain

Many Lupus Warriors are familiar with chronic pain -- the kind that lasts for months or even years. Mindfulness-based stress reduction may offer relief, according to a recent meta-analysis. Sharp pangs. Dull…
Tooth Decay, Dental Caries, and Lupus
Trips to the dentist aren’t really fun. But, they are crucial to oral health. Around 85% of Lupus Warriors experience tooth decay during the battle with lupus. As if the pain and fatigue wasn’t enough! Many people with lupus experience…
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B-Cell Activating Factor (BAFF) & Lupus

New tests are helping identify specific proteins linked to autoimmune diseases. A 2018 study found B-cell activating factor (BAFF) in the urine of people with lupus. Diagnosing lupus and lupus nephritis is a challenging process. Today, rheumatologists rely on a…
Flare Triggers and Early Lupus Symptoms
Recognizing flare triggers makes it possible to predict changes in lupus disease activity before the symptoms begin. Living with lupus can feel like a roller coaster. Over night, symptoms can show up or disappear and inflammation can rise and fall.…
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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%…
Low-Dose Naltrexone, Receptors, & Lupus
Naltrexone is best known for helping treat drug and alcohol addiction. But, low-dose naltrexone treatment may also reduce lupus pain and inflammation. Medications are designed to impact the body in a particular way, towards a particular goal.  What they do…
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),…
Spotlight On: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.
As both a board-certified rheumatologist and internationally-acclaimed researcher, Dr. Judith James has been instrumental in improving the lives of people with lupus & other rheumatic diseases. Even as a child, Judith James was planning for a career in medicine. “When…
Anxiety, Chronic Stress, and Lupus Symptoms
About 37% of people with lupus have also been diagnosed with anxiety. Feelings of chronic stress can permeate your life and these feelings shouldn't be ignored. Anxiety is a sense of fear or panic that intrudes into your thoughts, keeps…
The Top Lupus Tip to Share with My Younger Self Is…
Experience: The useful tidbits you learn along the way (but wish you knew from the beginning) Over time, you become an expert in living with lupus. You build a lupus treatment team that works for you. You get the schedule of…