If you have lupus, your mind is probably flooding with many questions. Lupus is a complex disease with no easy answers. It will alter your life and your reality in significant ways. You will encounter several physical and mental challenges. The people you live and work with may not understand the impact of the illness on your overall functioning. They may label you as a hypochondriac, lazy and unreliable. Lupus can mimic other diseases and presents itself differently for every patient. The symptoms can be vague and vary between people and therefore diagnosis can be difficult.
The comforting news is that you can get help and manage lupus with a combination of prescribed treatment and lifestyle adjustments.
Learn about the disease, ask questions, communicate with your doctor and other health care workers, and gather support from your family, friends and community.
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