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Lupus & Cold Sores Health More 

Lupus and Cold Sores

You hear a lot about lupus mouth sores and nose sores, but what about lupus and cold sores?  For many years, I would get a cold sore in the exact same place on my top lip.  I never really paid attention to when I would get these until I was diagnosed with lupus.  When I am experiencing a bad flare, these lupus cold sores always make a nice and dramatic entrance on my face. So there was definitely no surprise when I had a cold sore pop up with this…

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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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10 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids as a Chronic Illness Parent

As a mom of two boys 10 and under and as a lupus & fibromyalgia warrior, I completely understand the importance of keeping the kids involved and entertained while you may be physically and mentally struggling.  It may seem hard to find fun things to do with your kids as a chronic illness parent, but it doesn’t have to be! Having a chronic illness is not just hard on us as the patients, but it can take its toll on your family and friends as well. It is hard for…

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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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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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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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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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