Dealing with a complex and chronic disease, like lupus, requires a lot of inner-strength, patience, and support. It is important to keep this in mind and to build up a support network. It is critical to work with knowledgeable doctors and other health professionals.
As you build your support network, please keep in mind these important skills:
You can also learn a lot of ideas and strategies in our Living with Lupus section that touches on important subjects like what to do about lupus hair loss and steps to take right after a diagnosis.