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Lupus can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Although people with the disease may have many different symptoms, some of the most common ones include extreme fatigue, painful or swollen joints (arthritis), unexplained fever, skin rashes, and kidney problems. At present, there is no cure for lupus. However, lupus can be effectively treated with drugs, and most people with the disease can lead active, healthy lives. Lupus is characterized by periods of illness, called flares, and periods of wellness, or remission. Understanding how to prevent flares and how to treat them when they do occur helps people with lupus maintain better health. Lupus is three times more common in African American women than in Caucasian women and is also more common in women of Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent.


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Hello fellow suffers of lupus. It's been 17 years for me. I want to share information with you about a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure. Please feel free to visit my group for further information:

Lupus Relief is on the Way - ALR
http://groups.blackplanet.com/ Lupus_Relief_is_on_the_Way_ALR

Living with lupus can be divesting. It can mean days and nights filled with unrelenting pain and fatigue, and often a discouraging regimen of pills and medications. And, worst of all, there is no cure for lupus.
I, Mary Sias, of Houston, TX, am not about to let lupus consume me. Diagnosed at the young age of 31, I has spent the past sixteen years battling this insidious and debilitating disease.

Approximately one year following the tragic death of my mother, October 1991, I suffered extreme stress and depression. As I began to get on with life, I decided to have the family thanksgiving dinner, November 1992. Thanksgiving morning I awoke to a pain that became more severe as the day went on. By Christmas this pain was so bad, that was not able to stand on my own anymore. It was hard to go to work. I was like an invalid. No longer able to walk or work I went to the doctor who prescribed me to take 8 Advil⿿s every two hours for one week. After three days, I could not take the pills anymore as they were barely making a dent in the pain. The doctor had an ANA test run and I was diagnosed with lupus.

I was blessed that I found out early, however, that did not bring relief. Before we figured out the right pills set, I went through so may changes. Today my body is twisted and deformed, but no one can tell because I do a really good job of covering up things. People are so judgmental. Only friends know the real deal about me. My once beautiful think full hair of hair is a mere fraction of what it used to be. That is hard for me to accept. I began wearing wigs to get over the loss of my hair. It helps, but I miss my hair.

Even now, I have days that I cannot pick up a tissue, get out or bed or walk because my feet ache so bad. I look as normal as anyone, but unfortunately, each day is a struggle. I have dealt with weight gain from the steroid medication. In 1995 I ballooned up to 245 at only 5.1 ½. I was miserable and felt depression coming back. In 1996, I lost weight and went from a size 26 back to a size 14. Additional things I have suffered since being diagnosed are having gone blind twice, loss of mobility numerous times, loss of hand usage and other pains throughout my body.

Drop me line if you ever want to talk about lupus.