Lupus Awareness Month Fact 15

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 15th Lupus Fact

THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LUPUS ARE: EXTREME FATIGUE (TIREDNESS), HEADACHES, PAINFUL OR SWOLLEN JOINTS, FEVER, ANEMIA (LOW NUMBERS OF RED BLOOD CELLS OR HEMOGLOBIN, OR LOW TOTAL BLOOD VOLUME), SWELLING (EDEMA) IN FEET, LEGS, HANDS, AND/OR AROUND EYES, PAIN IN CHEST ON DEEP BREATHING (PLEURISY), BUTTERFLY-SHAPED RASH ACROSS CHEEKS AND NOSE, SUN- OR LIGHT-SENSITIVITY (PHOTOSENSITIVE), HAIR LOSS, ABNORMAL BLOOD CLOTTING, FINGERS TURNING WHITE AND/OR BLUE WHEN COLD (RAYNAUD’S PHENOMENON),MOUTH OR NOSE ULCERS.

This is your 15th Butterfly of Hope.
We need awareness! We need a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness #LupusAwarenessMonth

May 17 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope
Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!
May 17 Lupus Fact

“Lupus headache” refers to a specific type of headache that occurs with Lupus warriors where the disease is active and there is actual inflammation around the brain that causes discomfort and headaches.

This is your seventeenth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 24 LupusFact

Butterflies of Hope

of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a Time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 24 Lupus Fact

Having lupus can make everyday life challenging. When lupus is active, symptoms like joint stiffness, pain, fatigue, confusion, or depression can make simple tasks difficult and sometimes impossible. Since these symptoms aren’t visible, the people around a lupus warrior may have trouble understanding how they feel.

This is your twenty-fourth butterfly of hope. We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 12 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope

Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 12th Lupus Fact

In Latin, lupus means wolf, and erythematosus means redness. In the 18th century, doctors who first treated the disease noticed a common symptom: a red rash on the face and thought looked liked a wolf, or lupus, bite. Now, the red rash is referred to as the malar rash and is likened to a butterfly. The butterfly is a nationally recognized symbol for lupus.

This is your twelfth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 2 Lupus Fact

BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE

FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES

SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS ONE BUTTERFLY AT A TIME

LET THIS BUTTERFLY FLUTTER ALL OVER CYBERSPACE!

MAY 2 LUPUS FACT

THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LUPUS ARE: EXTREME FATIGUE (TIREDNESS), HEADACHES, PAINFUL OR SWOLLEN JOINTS, FEVER, ANEMIA (LOW NUMBERS OF RED BLOOD CELLS OR HEMOGLOBIN, OR LOW TOTAL BLOOD VOLUME), SWELLING (EDEMA) IN FEET, LEGS, HANDS, AND/OR AROUND EYES, PAIN IN CHEST ON DEEP BREATHING (PLEURISY), BUTTERFLY-SHAPED RASH ACROSS CHEEKS AND NOSE, SUN- OR LIGHT-SENSITIVITY (PHOTOSENSITIVE), HAIR LOSS, ABNORMAL BLOOD CLOTTING, FINGERS TURNING WHITE AND/OR BLUE WHEN COLD (RAYNAUD’S PHENOMENON),MOUTH OR NOSE ULCERS

‪#‎LUPUSINCOLOR‬ ‪#‎BUTTERFLIESOFHOPE‬ #LUPUSFACTS ‪#‎FLIGHTOFTHEBUTTERFLIES ‬‪#‎SPREADLUPUSAWARENESS‬

May 26 Fact 

Butterflies of HopeFlight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 26 Lupus Fact

LUPUS IS A DISEASE OF FLARES BUT EVERY LUPUS WARRIOR MAY NOT HAVE THE SAME TRIGGERS. A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE REDUCES LUPUS FLARES.

This is your twenty-sixth butterfly of hope. 

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 7 Fact 7

Butterflies of HopeSpreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace! 

May 7 Lupus Fact


Lupus fog is a general name for the cognitive impairments that often appear with lupus, including concentration and memory problems, confusion, and difficulty expressing yourself.These cognitive problems are often worse during flares.

The exact cause of lupus fog is hard to pin down. In some cases, lupus can damage cells in the brain, leading directly to cognitive problems. However, in most cases other factors play a role, including fatigue, stress, and depression. Lupus fog is sometimes worse in people who also have fibromyalgia. Although it’s possible that side effects from drugs such as NSAIDs or steroids could worsen lupus fog, experts say that switching medicines rarely resolves the problem.
This is your seventh butterfly of hope. 

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 27 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of HopeFlight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 27 Lupus Fact 


Every case of lupus is different, and the experience of having lupus and the problems associated with the disease can be quite different. For some people, lupus is very mild and manageable and stays that way throughout their lives, while for others, it can cause serious organ involvement and require intensive treatment. It can be very helpful for lupus warriors to find support from other warriors who are going through similar experiences so that they can support and learn from each other.
This is your twenty-seventh butterfly of hope. 

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 26 Lupus Fact

Butterflies of Hope
Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 26 Lupus Fact

image

If you have lupus, you can expect to have times when you won’t feel well emotionally. Sometimes, lupus can prevent you from going out and doing the things you want to do. Maybe your lupus rash has flared up and you don’t look the way you’d like — it’s only natural that this can lead to feelings of sadness and stress in a person.  When such feelings lead to depression, it’s known as reactive depression. The other, more commonly recognized form of depression is called chemical depression, (sometimes referred to as clinical depression), and it can go on for longer and be much harder to come out of. This type of depression, which is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, can make your lupus symptoms feel worse, and it needs to be treated.

This is your twenty-sixth butterfly of hope.
We need awareness and a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

May 21 Fact

Butterflies of Hope
Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 21 Lupus Fact

image

To treat lupus, doctors use very strong medications that often have serious side effects. Immunosuppressant drugs are commonly prescribed for lupus warriors. Just like the name suggests, these drugs suppress the immune system, which stops the immune system’s ability to attack the body. However, it also puts people at a higher risk for catching illnesses and developing cancer. Benlysta is the only one drug specifically designed to treat lupus and was developed 50 years after the first diagnosis of lupus.

This is your twenty-first butterfly of hope.
We need awareness and a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness