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#LUPUS FACT If left untreated, lupus is potentially fatal. Lupus can lead to organ damage and failure. Serious conditions that can arise include kidney disease, pericarditis, pleurisy, vasculitis, pericarditis, and cancer. www.mollysfund.org

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This is VERY exhausting since our bodies are fighting themselves everyday. It can go from mild to severe with very little to no notice at all. Regular monitoring is crucial. Medicine has come a LONG way & it's great to know that although just 20 years ago ONLY 40% of people where expected to live more than 3 years past diagnosis, that percentage now can be MUCH higher. There is currently no cure, but research goes on & God willing we get closer to a day when we can say, "I USED to have…

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from Am-Medicine

The Lupus Encyclopedia A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families pdf

The Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) by Donald E. Thomas Jr. MD FACP FACR || This title will be released on May 2014

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“But You Don’t Look Sick!” - Understanding Invisible Illness - Counting My…
from Counting My Spoons

“But You Don’t Look Sick!” - Understanding Invisible Illness

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Having an "invisible" illness is the worst, you get judged because you look normal and capable... I've finally adapted to the motto that 'their opinion of me, doesn't really matter'. #MS

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