Take Control Over Your Lupus Biomarkers

Take Control Over Your Lupus Biomarkers

Lupus presents differently for each one of us. Doctors tend to follow the biomarkers such as antibody levels and AVISE test biomarkers to determine your flare status. While such biomarkers are super important, it’s also important to realize that you have control over...
Using Yoga to See Lupus in a New Light

Using Yoga to See Lupus in a New Light

When I go through a flare, I tend to find myself in a place of despair.   I often find myself reading various books to help me find purpose in my suffering.  This became a pattern for me.  One of my favorite books, When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron,...
You Are Your Best Doctor

You Are Your Best Doctor

No matter how hard and how painful the experience of being sick was, unless one goes through it, he or she will never truly know what it was really like. It’s now been one month since my discharge from the hospital and I promised myself that I would never forget the...
Pancytopenia: My Near Death Experience

Pancytopenia: My Near Death Experience

Many of you know I’ve been sick with a Lupus flare for the last few weeks. It got a bit more serious when despite the medical intervention for the Lupus flare, I was spiking fevers on a random basis.   I was fatigued, sick, and in pain.  I can’t explain it,...

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