LupusChick | Your Go-To Girl for Chronic Illness Advice
LupusChick is a nonprofit organization that works to empower people living with lupus through college scholarships, emergency assistance, and more. It was created by Marisa Zeppieri in 2001. On the organization’s blog, Marisa and other contributors discuss lifestyle tips, review products, recipes, talk about the latest news and research, and share the stories of other people living with lupus.
Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a disease of the immune system. Normally, the immune system protects the body from infection. In lupus, however, the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in various parts of the body. This abnormal activity leads to organ damage and symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, rashes and […]
When Felix Walters was waiting for the bus to get home from work one day, she was feeling a little more confident in her walking ability. She stood up from her wheelchair to push it onto the bus. The driver made an obscene gesture and kept driving past the bus stop. Walters has ehler-danlos syndrome, […]
We’ve all had them, although we may call them by different names: epiphanies, eureka and aha moments, revelations, moments of truth or clarity—those defining moments when the light bulbs went on. Not only do things make more sense, they influence what we say and do from that point forward … until some undeniable truth takes […]
One of the worst things to experience in life is feeling really sick and not having any answers as to what is wrong. Sadly, this is the reality for so many people who are living with undiagnosed autoimmune diseases and other chronic conditions. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, it takes an average of […]
As many people with Lupus know, your life changes dramatically when you begin having symptoms – even the medications can wreak havoc on your lifestyle. But your friendships seem to be one of the first things affected when you have any chronic illness. There was a time when I used to be the “fun” friend. […]
It seems like a lifetime ago that my rheumatologist first said the word lupus….as in “You have lupus.” But in reality, it was only 2 years ago. I can’t really say that my life changed when he said that word: I had already been living with the disease for some time by then. Like so […]
If you have dealt with hair loss or hair thinning due to lupus, you aren’t alone. Lupus and hair loss due to skin involvement, disease activity, or as a side effect of medication can occur. In the past 17 years since my lupus diagnosis, I have had several periods that my hair loss was severe […]
Don’t miss our FB Live interview with Equalizer 2 actor, and producer/writer/and actor of Standing Eight, a new short film about a boxer who gets diagnosed with lupus before a major fight. Visit our Lupuschick Facebook page here.
If you are a fan of the Equalizer movie series featuring Denzel Washington, you won’t want to miss a new short film by Equalizer 2 actor, Kazy Tauginas, that focuses on men and lupus. “Don’t miss our LIVE interview with Kazy on our LupusChick Fb page this Wednesday, May 22, 2019.” The challenges experienced by […]
It is that time of year again! Lupus Awareness Month is here and it is time for us once again to partner with some incredible brands to bring you lots of free goodies! First up is our CBD oil giveaway brought to us by KalmKanna. This is one of the brands I have personally tested, […]