Books

Coping with Lupus
A completely updated and revised edition that provides comfort, information, strategies, and advice for those living with lupus by LFA Board Member, Dr. Robert Phillips.

Despite Lupus:How to Live Will with a Chronic Illness 
In this book you’ll discover: *Tips on tackling the mental and physical limitations brought on by the disease *Insight into dealing with doctors, co-workers, friends and family members *Tricks for managing test results, prescriptions, and myriad symptoms *Exercises to help you eliminate stress, re-evaluate priorities, and refocus productivitys

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness
Consequently, people who suffer from chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and many other miseries often endure not only the ailment but dismissive and negative reactions from others. Since its first publication, Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired has offered hope and coping strategies to thousands of people who suffer from ICI. Paul Donoghue and Mary Siegel teach their readers how to rethink how they themselves view their illness and how to communicate with loved ones and doctors in a way that meets their needs.

Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease
This is a book for women who live with chronic illness, encouraging them to stay employed to preserve their independence and sense of self.  Filled with tips, tricks and first-person accounts from women who have made similar choices in their own lives, this unique book is a resounding call for self-reliance and resilience. The book identifies the factors that making working particularly difficult for women with autoimmune disease, and then offers practical suggestions to address them.

The Lupus Book
Dr. Wallace discusses new drug information and newly discovered information about the pathology of the disease--all laid out in user-friendly language that any patient could understand. In particular, Wallace discusses the first drug for Lupus to be approved by the FDA--belimumab (Benlysta)--as well as other drugs in clinical trials. Readers will also discover fully updated sections on the science of lupus and breakthroughs in research.

The Lupus Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families
The Lupus Encyclopedia is an authoritative compendium that provides detailed explanations of every body system potentially affected by the disease, along with practical advice about coping for people with lupus, their loved ones, caregivers, and medical professionals. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables, The Lupus Encyclopedia explains symptoms, diagnostic methods, medications and their potential side effects, and when to seek medical attention. Dr. Thomas provides information for women who wish to become pregnant and advises readers about working with a disability, complementary and alternative medicine, infections, cancer, and a host of other topics.

Social Security For Dummies
With guidance from our resourceful disability attorney Sherri Abrams, AARP and author Jonathan Peterson published "Social Security For Dummies" to help you better understand how Social Security works. The easy-to-understand guide features easy explanations of Social Security related topics, such as Social Security rules, how to use Social Security calculators and statements, and advice on when to start collecting retirement benefits. The book is now available at your local bookstore, and online.

I Will Not Die an Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion
In I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, one of the most charismatic teachers and thinkers of today speaks from her heart. Twenty years ago, faced with a life-threatening illness, Dawna Markova began a journey of rediscovery. This book follows her path to finding deeper meaning in life. As she points out, people can continue to feel powerless and live habitual lives - or they can make the choice to follow their passion. "In a similar way to A Gift from the Sea, the readers of this book are invited to accompany me on a journey to come to know more intimately the value and purpose of their lives." - Dawna Markova

The First Year--Lupus: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
The First Year™—Lupus uses a unique approach—guiding readers through their first seven days following diagnosis, then the next three weeks of their first month, and finally the next eleven months of their first year—to provide answers and advice that will help everyone newly diagnosed with lupus come to terms with their condition and the lifestyle changes that accompany it. Starting with the day of diagnosis, Hanger provides vital information about the nature of lupus, choosing the right doctors, treatment options, coping mechanisms, holistic alternatives, and much more. The First Year™—Lupus will be a supportive and educational resource for everyone who wants to take an active role in the management of their condition. Although Lupus is not preventable or curable, this illustrated book explains how symptoms can be treated through prescription medications and self-management strategies.