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Living with Lupus

Lupus is unpredictable with symptoms coming and going, mimicking other illnesses and sometimes threatening major organs. This unpredictability brings with it a host of emotional, psychosocial and lifestyle issues. Living with Lupus explores these issues and offers advice for how to manage them.

Lupus Lifestyle Articles

Lupus, My Doctor, and Me
Give a Gift of Hope for a Lupus Cure—Proceeds of Book Sales Will Drive Novel Lupus Research
My Turn / Lupus LA Members Speak Out
Health Has a History
by Barbara De Witt
The Lupus Sisterhood
by Renee Rinaldi, MD
My Turn / Lupus LA Members Speak Out
A Body in Motion Tends to Stay in Motion
by Gwenn Sayer
Spotlight: Board Members Michelle and Alan Kaye
“The strides that Lupus LA and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation have made in raising both funds and awareness are remarkable.”
Volunteers of the Year!
Our incredible volunteers help keep our office organized and are crucial to the success of our fundraising efforts and support groups.
The Rescue
Not many people understand lupus or how one’s life changes with a chronic illness. But animals, with their mysterious sixth sense, can divine even more than the most sensitive humans.
Board Member Spotlight: The Cowans
“We are so very fortunate to have Lupus LA, where we can channel our need to help our daughter and others who endure the unpredictable nature of lupus.”
Support Groups in LA Fight the Flu Q & A
Support Groups in LA Support Groups in LA
“If I can help someone else cope, it’s a good day.”

In a Lupus Clinical Trial
Stacey, who is 48 and from Los Angeles, weighs the pros and cons of the process, and shares why she volunteered for a clinical trial.

Advice Column: “Exercise and Lupus”

Advice Column: “Single with Lupus”


Read the personal stories of Los Angeles and New York lupus patients.


More and more, people with lupus are writing personal online journals (“blogs”) about their experiences with the disease. Below are links to a number of these blogs currently on the World Wide Web. Note: The thoughts and feelings expressed on these sites do not represent the opinions or views of Lupus LA.

For more lupus answers, explore the lupus library section.

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