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Wellness Through Writing

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As patients traverse the mysterious journey that is Lupus, and try to battle the war within their bodies, they may stumble and fall. Isolation and depression can quickly take over, worsening both mental and physical symptoms. Thankfully, there are many therapeutic and easily-accessible writing tools through which patients can liberate their thoughts. Today’s technology gives […]

Navigating Relationships with Lupus

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Lupus effects our relationships with different areas of our life. Each relationship requires energy. Despite the requirement for energy, which we may perceive not to have, positive relationships reenergize. And contrary to popular belief, we have control over these relationships. Our Relationship with Our Self It’s essential to develop a relationship with our self. Lupus […]

Easing Joint and Muscle Pain in Lupus

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Muscle aches (myalgia) and joint pain (arthralgia) are very common in lupus. About 2/3 of the people awith lupus diagnosis complain of muscles aches, and up to 90 percent struggle with joint pain. Here’s what you need to know: Your Muscles: Not all of your muscles are likely to be affected by lupus—those between the […]

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock

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For the last 20-30 years, Americans have become wiser about sun protection.  Unfortunately, the sunscreens that received FDA approval at that time did not provide full-spectrum coverage.  The emphasis was on protecting against ultraviolet B (the burning rays). For patients with lupus, protection against ultraviolet A is just as important.  Sun from the A spectrum […]