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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. […]

The post When Lupus Undeservingly Labels You “The Bad Friend” appeared first on LupusChick.

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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 […]

The post Velvet Larrabee: My Road to a Lupus Diagnosis appeared first on LupusChick.

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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 […]

The post Hair Loss, Lupus, and a VogueWigs Giveaway appeared first on LupusChick.

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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.

The post Kazy Tauginas FB Live Interview – Wed, May 22, 2019 appeared first on LupusChick.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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If you have been living with lupus, you are most likely familiar with the following scenario: You start feeling worse than normal, perhaps with more aches or pains, increased fever, or sudden fatigue and you wonder, “Am I getting sick or is this the start of a flare up?” “And what can I do about […]

The post Am I in a Lupus Flare Up?And What Can I do About it? appeared first on LupusChick.

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This is the second part of our What is CBD series, created with the help of KalmKanna. If you missed the first part, click here to learn more about CBD, how it works, and what side effects it can cause. Now we will look at the benefits CBD could have on various symptoms: Continue reading […]

The post What is CBD & How Can it Help? Part 2 appeared first on LupusChick.

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It seems like everywhere you turn these days, you see something about CBD. In the chronic illness community, you see CBD being added to the daily roster of items being used to relieve symptoms and improve overall health. I started my journey with CBD about three years ago and it has helped tremendously with pain […]

The post What is CBD & How Can it Help? Part 1 appeared first on LupusChick.

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If you are just in the midst of getting diagnosed with lupus, you will likely be off to see a Rheumatologist for the first time. Rheumatologists are doctors who specialize in connective tissue and rheumatological diseases such as lupus, RA, scleroderma and more. Visiting for the first time can feel overwhelming. You likely have a […]

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