Category: Main Blog

Can We Talk About Cannabis?

As the main blog contributor for Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, I generally write about issues and/or experiences that I have encountered throughout my 26 year lupus journey.  I also write about things...

Breaking Down Your Urinalysis

Contents: Introduction The Basics The Results The Details Conclusion   Introduction If you’re a lupus patient, I’m sure at some point you’ve heard those wonderful words “…now, g...

The Deal With Dialysis

INTRODUCTION There are two main types of lupus. Discoid Lupus, which affects the skin and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, that basically affects everything else. SLE can present itself differently and v...

Lupus and Sleep

LUPUS AND SLEEP (Or Lack Thereof) Introduction: Sleep: we all need it.  Without it, we die…or at very least turn into non-functioning zombie/vampire people.  Sadly, the snowball effect that ch...

Lupus and Oral Health Issues

Straight from the Mouth INTRODUCTION My lupus story actually began at the dentist.  Well, my childhood orthodontist – to be exact.  It all started with a normal “check-up” for a normal pre...

Avascular Necrosis

Believe it or not, all 206 bones in the body are composed of living tissue that need blood to function and survive.  In fact, red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells are born in the mar...

Lupus and the Eyes

INTRODUCTION Lupus  (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) is a widespread and chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that, for unknown reasons, causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissue an...

Myositis

Contents: What is myositis? What are the signs and symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? What causes myositis? Who gets myositis? What is the prognosis for someone with myositis? What rese...

Fibromyalgia

Contents: What is fibromyalgia? What is the connection between fibromyalgia and lupus? Who gets fibromyalgia? What causes fibromyalgia? Symptoms of fibromyalgia  What kind of doctor should I see for...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Contents: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What are the symptoms of CFS? How is CFS diagnosed? Causes Treatment Living with CFS The cycles of CFS Preparing for a doctor’s visit In Conclusion  ...