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lupus and weighted blankets Health More 

Lupus and Weighted Blankets

Looking to Buy a Weighted Blanket for Lupus? If you suffer from lupus, you probably understand the pain that many of us suffer from daily.  Even though we are so completely fatigued throughout the day, there are many nights that we may lay awake from insomnia or painsomnia.  A decent night’s sleep can really determine what kind of day we will have in the morning. So naturally, I got a spark of interest when I begin to hear the rave reviews from friends and family members that have tried weighted…

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septoplasty turbinate reduction lupus Health More 

Septoplasty with Turbinate Reduction and Lupus

I have not been very active on my lupus blog lately due to having surgery on my nose earlier this summer, my chronic idiopathic urticaria  and recently my partial nephrectomy I had for Kidney Cancer. A few months ago, I had septoplasty with turbinate reduction done to help me with breathing issues I had been having for quite some time.  After an initial CT scan requested from my ENT doctor, I was diagnosed with a deviated septum and bilateral concha bullosa. The CT scan also said that I had a…

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holidays with lupus and trigeminal neuralgia flare Health More 

Holidays with Lupus and Trigeminal Neuralgia Flares

If you have followed my blog for a while, you probably are aware that I also suffer from bilateral trigeminal neuralgia and atypical face pain as well.  I have been for fortunate with all of my health related issues in 2019, that the trigeminal neuralgia didn’t really flare too much this year.  So, naturally, my body decides to celebrate the holidays with lupus and a trigeminal neuralgia flare. I figured I was definitely experiencing the beginning of a lupus flare this last week.  My joint and muscle pain was raging. …

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lupus and kidney cancer Health More 

Lupus and Kidney Cancer

I haven’t been really active on my blog in the last few months and that makes me sad.  I had to take a break due to my health and trying to juggle working and taking care of my family as well.If you have been following my story, you may know that I have had a chronically high white blood count for the last couple of years.  Low white blood counts are usually associated with lupus and the fact that I was having a HIGH count was puzzling, even for my…

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LUPUS BODY RASH_ CHRONIC URTICARIA (2) Health More 

Lupus Body Rash Update

Hello lupus warriors!  If you have been following my blog, you may have seen that I have been dealing with chronic urticaria since October 2018.  It is now June and I am currently experiencing another flare up of this dreadful lupus body rash.  When it first appeared, I was told it was Shingles.  After numerous visits with my healthcare providers, they believe they are hives of some sort. If you have not ready my first post on my lupus body rash, you can read it and see pictures here! This…

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Lupus Doctor in Alabama Health 

Lupus Doctors in Alabama

If you currently reside in Alabama and are looking for a lupus specialist, please see our comprehensive list below.  If you are currently seeing a lupus doctor in Alabama and have had great success with that doctor, please comment below and we can update our list.  This list is intended to provide lupus patients with easy access to locating a lupus doctor in Alabama. We try our best to update this list frequently, but please let us know if any corrections should be made at info@lupuslyfe.com. Lupus Doctors in Alabama…

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apple cider vinegar lupus Health 

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lupus: Plantars Wart Natural Treatment

For many years, I heard and read about the amazing benefits of apple cider vinegar.  I honestly felt it was one of those old- school home remedies and that it really could not do the things people on the internet said.  Flash forward to 2019 and imagine my amazement when I realized the benefits apple cider vinegar had on various lupus issues. When it comes to living with lupus, I have quickly realized that my body can become a medical mystery.  Things that most people do not have an issue…

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lupus spf clothing Beauty Health 

SPF/UPF Clothing for Lupus Warriors in 2020

Do you have lupus and struggle to get adequate SPF protection for the sun’s harmful rays?  If you are like a majority of people who suffer from photosensitivity with your lupus, you probably already work hard to wear a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen daily.  SPF clothing for lupus patients is extremely important, especially when it comes to preventing lupus flares. But were you aware that you can actually buy SPF clothing that can help protect your lupus skin from the sun?  If you find your photosensitivity is causing your lupus…

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Lupus Mouth Sores Health More 

Lupus Mouth Sores

Are mouth sores a sign of lupus? One of the symptoms I get with lupus are mouth sores.  According to Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. While many resources online say that lupus related sores are mostly painless, I have had a few that were really painful! I have always gotten canker sores in my mouth along my gums, tongue, and cheeks.  The mouth sores I get from…

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5 Ways to reduce stress naturally Health Inspiration 

Relax! 5 Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

Okay…okay!  We all hear that we need to relax sometimes, but are you taking your relaxation sessions seriously?  Chronic stress can induce a ton of problems within the body. Check out these 5 natural ways to reduce stress and start relaxing!   Natural Stress Relief #1 Use Lavender One of my favorite natural ways to reduce stress is by using lavender in my home and on my body.  Lavender is one of the oldest natural stress relievers in the world. Lavender is known to be uplifting, as well as soothing and…

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