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Impact on Daily Life

Lupus affects every part of a person's life

Work, school, finances, family, relationships -- lupus touches every corner of the lives of people who are coping with it day after day.

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What's it like to live with lupus?

Monique Gore-Massy shares the challenges she’s faced living every day with the effects of lupus.

Lupus takes a deep toll

The burden of lupus on daily life can be devastating.


of people with lupus say chronic pain is the most difficult part of having lupus


of lupus patients say fatigue caused by lupus has forced them to cut back on social activities


of people with lupus say they can no longer work full-time due to lupus complications

The National Resource Center on Lupus provides information and support for anyone affected by lupus, including people diagnosed with lupus, children and teens, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. The Resource Center aims to empower, educate and connect through trustworthy, reliable and high-quality resources that provide emotional support and clear, accurate health information.

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