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Lupus and Stress

Staying healthy takes extra effort and care for women with lupus. Sometimes, women with lupus may feel tired, and you may need extra rest because of your treatments. If you feel tired, make a point to allow yourself extra time in your schedule for rest.

Some approaches that may help you to cope with lupus include:

  • exercising
  • relaxing using techniques like meditation
  • setting priorities for spending time and energy
  • educating yourself about the disease
  • having a good support system

A support system may include family, friends, HCPs, community organizations, and organized support groups. Participating in a support group can provide emotional help, boost self-esteem and morale, and help develop or improve coping skills. Also, talk to your family about how they can support your efforts to take care of yourself.


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Last Updated: Oct 5, 2013

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