Hope Foundation - Creating an awareness of Lupus, Sickle Cell and Arthritis

Living with Lupus

  • I was diagnosed with systemic lupus. Are there any do's or don'ts with regard to: +

    Diet - There is no such thing as a lupus diet. People with lupus should consider following a diet that is Read More
  • Flares. How can I tell if my lupus is active? +

    When a lupus flare occurs, people will usually notice a return of the symptoms they experienced previously, but sometimes they Read More
  • When should I call the Doctor? +

    You should call the doctor about any change in symptoms or worsening of your lupus as soon as possible. You Read More
  • How long will a flare last? How long will a remission last? +

    There is no way of predicting how long a flare will last when it comes, nor is there any way Read More
  • I've had lupus for 2 years and haven't had a remission yet. Is this possible? +

    Yes. Lupus takes a highly variable course. Some people will have a course where their lupus flares-up and then simmers Read More
  • What can I expect in the future? Will I be able to have a family? +

    Unless there is moderate to severe organ involvement or if a person must take immunosuppressive/immunomodulating medications that would place the Read More
  • Will I be able to continue working full-time? +

    Many people who have lupus are able to continue working full-time. However, since lupus affects people to varying degrees there Read More
  • Will I live long enough to see my children grow up? +

    The majority of people living with lupus today, in fact 80-90% of them, can expect to live a normal lifespan Read More
  • Will I become crippled and end up in a wheelchair? +

    People are frequently concerned that the arthritis associated with lupus will result in crippling deformities. Lupus arthritis generally does not Read More
  • Is there anything I can do to alleviate the pain when the pills don't seem to work and I can't get in to see the doctor for a few days? +

    Some people find relief from heat, some people find relief from cold. Others find that if they can find a Read More
  • I have heard that dental fillings may trigger lupus. Is there anything to this? +

    At the present time, we do not have any scientific data that indicates that dental fillings may act as a Read More
  • I have heard that hair dyes may trigger flares in lupus. Does this mean I should stop dying my hair? +

    One study indicated an association between the use of hair dyes and lupus symptoms, but subsequent studies found no association Read More
  • Can lupus cause memory problems? +

    At some point during the course of their lupus, up to 50% of lupus patients describe feelings of confusion, fatigue, Read More
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Upcoming Events

September 2, 2018
October 28, 2018
Voices for Lupus Concert


Contact Us

Please contact us at any of the following
Tel: (246) 437-8781
Email: hope@caribsurf.com