Why Are Lupus Support Groups Needed?

Learning to adapt to a chronic disease is difficult at best.

A support group can offer tips ranging from dealing with disability benefits to handling the side effects of prednisone. But, the most important role of a support group is to let people with lupus know they are not alone. While one cannot control the disease, support group members can help each other gain control over the feelings of isolation, anger and fear. Persons with lupus are not helpless and they can support each other in dealing with the day-to-day challenges of the disease.