Manage Your Lupus
The lupus patient will need to adjust to the demands of the illness and the impact of medication. Whilst some people are severely afflicted by lupus, very many others (especially if careful for themselves) can live virtually normal lives. The aim must be to regain some quality in everyday life and the following rules may be of assistance:
Managing ones lupus positively can lessen the chances of flares in the illness, where lupus becomes more active and the patient feels considerably less well. Emotional factors can contribute to flares, along with concern over ability to keep in regular employment that will provide necessary income. There are times when the disease quietens or goes into a form of remission but there is no certainty in this respect and many patients are not conscious of any form of remission in their illness.