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👋🏽It's May so *clears throat* lllllllleeet's get ready to #LupusAwarenessMonth

If all goes as planned (spoiler: there is no actual fucking plan) you're gonna learn something you didn't know April 30th about ✨the lupus life✨
For no reason other than I spent the day in this l'il space age container doing a pulmonary function test 🧐jealous? Let's kick it off with LUNGS:

(💜 Also fact, purple is the color o' #Lupus)
(💜If you have had Lupus lung experience, please, tell the kids how it feels)
DYK 🌞&💡are pretty damn dangerous to about 1 million Americans who have Lupus? #ThisIsLupus #LupusAwarenessMonth #LupusChat #LupusLiving
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A few weeks after I was diagnosed I wrote this curse-y thing documenting what was like:
bigbrowngirlworld.blogspot.com/2015/12/i-didn…
#LupusFeelsLike
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You may be familar with this obscure tune, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds? Well, John Lennon wrote the song about a girl named (spoiler) Lucy. She was a schoolmate of his son, Julian. Lucy had Lupus & died. She's gone but clearly not forgotten 💜

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Nausea is a common symptom. The byproduct of that is often weight loss. (PSA: you've lost weight' ain't always great, Healthies) A side effect of many of the medicines used to treat Lupus is (1 guess)....🥁...neasea. Steroids can cause a food rampage/queasy stomach standoff. #SLE
Lupus is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune is Latin for *the call is coming from INSIDE of the house*, and is med speak for, your cells are engaging in the ultimate display of self sabatage as your body attacks itself. #LupusAwareness #LupusFeelsLike #LupusChat #LearningLupus
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1 in 2,000 Americans are livin the Lupus life. Women make up 90% of the Lupus population. Uterus owners w/ no family history have 1 in 400 odds of getting it. If ur parents/sibling has(had) it likelyhood is 1 in 25. POCs have📈Lupus rates. #LupusChat #LupusAwarenessMonth #SLE
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