Lupus Is As Lupus Does

For me, it’s hard to talk about lupus without talking about RA because I have both illnesses. As of November 2013, it was reported that 1.3 million adults in the United States have RA and between 161,000 to 322,000 have lupus (1). However, the preval...
Leslie Rott

Lupus and RA: A Frustrating Combination

May is both lupus and arthritis awareness month, which is convenient for me, since I have both illnesses. I was diagnosed with RA first, and a few months later, the diagnosis was changed to both RA and lupus. For me, the diagnosis of just RA did not ...
Leslie Rott

Sara Gorman: Living Life With Lupus To The Fullest

Credit: Thinkstock Credit: Thinkstock Even though I have RA, my journey has been complicated by the fact that I have lupus, as well. Being part of the RA community here on HealthCentral, while I have tried to talk a significant amount about RA, I ...
Leslie Rott

Living Life With Lupus: One Day At a Time

Have you ever woken up feeling hung over, but you didn’t have a single drink? Woken up feeling nauseas, but you aren’t pregnant? Ever been so fatigued that no matter how much sleep or coffee you get/have, you can barely lift your head off the pillow? ...
Leslie Rott

The Double Whammy: Living With Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

For those who think that having Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis are mutually exclusive (can’t occur together, in this case, in the same body/person), they’re wrong. It is possible to have both of these illnesses. I should know, because I do. It’s one ...
Leslie Rott

Lupus: A Comprehensive Overview

Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body. Autoimmune diseases develop when a person’s immune system becomes overactive and is unable to differentiate between foreign invaders and healthy tissue. Instead ...
Karen Lee Richards

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