I Am Newly Diagnosed
Learn how to manage your symptoms and adjust to life with lupus.
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Contact a health educator
Our health educators are always available to answer your questions and give you the help you need.article
Important questions to ask when you're newly diagnosed PDF Download
A handy list of things to ask your rheumatologist after a lupus diagnosis.
What is photosensitivity?
Many people with lupus are sensitive to the sun and other sources of ultraviolet (UV) light.Q & A
View a comprehensive list of local support groups provided by the LFA.list
Medications used to treat lupus
Treatments include anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, anti-malarials and immunosuppressants.article
Explaining lupus to others
A good way to explain lupus is to make clear what it is not before talking about what lupus is.article
What happens if I leave my lupus untreated?
Without treatment, the risk of life-threatening flares may increase.article
Common triggers for lupus
Learn the common causes that can set off the illness or bring on a flare.list
What is a flare?
The standard, global consensus definition of a disease flare.article
Can I still work after my lupus diagnosis?
Modifications in the workplace can make it easier to keep working with lupus.article
Strategies for managing pain
Pain medicines and complementary therapies can help control joint and muscle pain.article
Learning to accept your lupus
Learning to live with lupus involves making some changes -- physical, emotional, and spiritual.blog
Finding a new doctor
Follow these steps if you or your loved one are looking for a new doctor.article
Strategies for managing fatigue
The common causes of extreme fatigue associated with lupus and strategies for managing it.article
Is it normal fatigue or a lupus flare: learn the difference
The best way to know is to track your symptoms and triggers carefully.article
When to call the doctor
You should call the doctor about any change in or worsening of symptoms as soon as possible.article