New Test Accurately Distinguishes Fibromyalgia From Lupus

A recent study found it is possible to distinguish systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients from those with primary fibromyalgia (FM), with complete specificity, using a new test measuring the levels of abundant proteins in circulation. The study, “Systemic lupus erythematosus and primary fibromyalgia can be distinguished by testing for cell-bound complement activation products,” was published in Lupus…

A Visual Guide to Understanding Lupus

What Is Lupus? Lupus is a lifelong disorder of the immune system. Immune cells attack the body’s own healthy tissues, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. Symptoms may be limited to the skin, but more often lupus also causes internal problems such as joint pain. In severe cases, it can damage the heart, kidneys, and…

The Patient Side of the Opioid Discussion That Needs to Be Heard

On Monday evening I took my weekly dose of methotrexate which means Tuesday sucked. I couldn’t stay home Tuesday as I usually do. I had a meeting at school and another at church. In the midst of the metho burn and the lupus/fibromyalgia medieval torture techniques, I sought out my kitchen cabinet for some relief before going…

Tips To Help You In Lupus Brain Fog

These are the tips that help you improve your concentration and lessen “lupus brain fog” confusion? I appreciate perusing books to help enhance my focus. I have a feeling that it keeps the mind fortified and dynamic. I’ll likewise play perplex diversions on my telephone, for example, Sudoku, astound square and secret recreations. I believe…

Lupus Force Me To Deal With Devils

Two types of evil have existed throughout my life: lupus and guilt. They both have black souls and hold the power to destroy me in different ways. I regularly make deals with each of them, but nothing is ever an easy or uncomplicated choice; to make a deal with one is to suffer at the…