Lifestyle changes that may help with lupus:
1. During flares, get plenty of rest.
2. During remission periods, do some exercises that may increase joint and muscles flexibility.
3. Avoid sunlight since the sun can trigger flare.
4. Make de-stressing priority: support groups, professional counseling, talking with friends, family and physicians.
5. Exercise when you can.
6. Learn relaxation techniques like taking deep breathe.
7. For fever over 100 degrees F, call your doctor.
8. Get regular checkups that usually include blood and urine tests.
9. When in doubt, ask your doctor.
10. Tell your doctor about side effects of new symptoms.
1. Achy joints.
2. Fever over 100 degrees F.
3. Swollen and painful joints.
4. Prolonged fatigue.
5. Skin rashes.
7. Swollen ankles (kidney involvement).
8. Chest pain upon deep breathing.
9. Butterfly-like rash over the bridge and cheeks.
10. Sensitivity to sun (photosensitivity).
11. Unusual hair loss.
12. Problems with abnormal blood clotting.
13. Pale or purple fingers from cold or stress.
15. Mouth ulcers.