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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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turmeric face cream Beauty More 

Turmeric Face Cream

If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I love turmeric products.   Today, I want to tell you about my newest turmeric discovery- turmeric face creams.  There are so many awesome benefits when it comes to using turmeric, but with lupus, I really applaud it’s anti-inflammatory abilities!  Turmeric seriously makes a difference in my lupus joint pain and stiffness.  So naturally, I am always looking for new turmeric supplements that I can incorporate into my wellness plan. Recently, I discovered turmeric face masks  I was amazed at…

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is lupus genetic Health More 

Is Lupus Genetic?

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that plagues millions of people around the world.  While lupus was first discovered and named in the thirteenth century by a physician named Rogerius.  He coined the term ‘lupus’ because it is the latin word for ‘wolf’ because he believed the malar rash resembled that of a wolf bite.  Over the years, many researchers and physicians have made great scientific stride in learning about lupus. Although lupus was medically discovered generations ago, it is still lagging behind many other diseases in terms of research…

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Lupus Genetic Markers Health More 

Lupus Genetic Markers

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation and destruction of multiple body organs. The antibodies get activated against its body organs and start destroying them. It has clinical heterogeneity which means that it has a variety of disease manifestations. It may involve one body organ in one person and multiple organ systems in the other. It shares its signs and symptoms with other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Same is true regarding its severity.   Lupus and Genetics Lupus is a multifactorial disorder with an elusive etiology; it…

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Lupus Body Rash Health More 

Lupus Body Rash

Most of us are aware of the Malar rash and rashes we may get when exposed to the sun or even UV lights.  I experienced rashes after the sun that looked similar to “sun poisoning” (and was told that is what it was for many years).  Just recently, I have begun to develop wheals of incredibly itchy and burning spots that resemble hives (urticaria).  These spots pop up when I start flaring and are quickly resolved once I start on a high Prednisone taper.  The thing about these lupus hives…

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The New Lupus Drug that Could Replace Plaquenil Health More 

The New Lupus Drug That Could Replace Plaquenil

According to the Lupus Research Institute,  a new study by Target Identification in Lupus grantee Keith Elkon, MD, of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues has given hope that a new drug they designed could possibly work better than the most common anti-malaria drug currently prescribed to lupus patients.     Plaquenil is the brand name of Hydroxychloroquine.  Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug that has been used for a long time in rheumatic diseases like lupus and arthritis.  It was originally created as an anti malarial drug, but was found to help…

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Best Lupus Books Health More 

5 Lupus Books Every Lupus Patient Should Read

We have compiled a list of the best 5 Lupus Books that you can order online from Amazon without ever having to leave your house.  Shop these informative lupus book from Amazon from the comfort of your own home.  These books detail tips, advice, and educational information on lupus.  If you are recently diagnosed with lupus, these books will definitely be vital in understanding exactly what lupus is and how you can manage your lupus.   Educating yourself on SLE will be beneficial to your health and you can learn tips…

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Setting Goals with a Chronic Illness Inspiration More 

Setting Goals with a Chronic Illness

“The Greatest Wealth is Health”- Virgil, Roman Poet   Congratulations!  You have made it to a new year! When you suffer from a chronic illness, that is an accomplishment to celebrate!   We have made it our mission to work on healthy goals in 2019 and we hope that you will join us. Have you struggled in the past with crazy New Year resolutions that are only met with failure or lack of motivation?  Don’t worry, we have all been there!     Today, we want to offer some easy tips…

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Eli Lilly : FDA Grants Fast Track Designation To Baricitinib Development Program for new lupus treatment Health More 

Eli Lilly : FDA Grants Fast Track Designation To Baricitinib Development Program

(RTTNews.com) – Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) and Incyte Corp. ( INCY ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to baricitinib, which is being studied for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE. The Fast Track designation process aims to facilitate the development and expedite the review of new medicines that treat serious conditions and fill unmet medical needs, with the goal of delivering potentially important therapies to patients sooner. Earlier this year, positive results of a Phase 2 study of baricitinib for the…

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