Kick Lupus word cloud competition winner!

The LUPUS EUROPE 2018 convention is underway in Leuven, Belgium and among the serious speeches on medical and psychological topics, we were delighted to be presented the beautiful (and very creative) word cloud entries in the Kick Lupus competition. All in all there were 35 entries to the competition, a great response! The judges on […]

A mother’s story

For World Lupus Day, Anne Charlet, vice chair of LUPUS EUROPE, was interviewed by MedTech. When Anne Charlet’s teenage daughter complained of extreme fatigue, she thought it was just end-of-school year tiredness or anaemia. But a precautionary blood test that revealed an unusually low platelet count led to a completely unexpected diagnosis several months later: […]

Kikka’s story

My Lupus story doesn’t start in 1993 with an SLE diagnosis, but eight years earlier in 1985, when at the age of 22 I got pneumonia for the first time. O spent two weeks in hospital with a horde of doctors around my bed wondering why antibiotics weren’t working. The oldest doctor mentioned that I […]

Katharine’s story

When it was first suggested that I write a patient story for Lupus Europe, I have to say that I felt a little uncomfortable. Firstly, I’m an intensely private person and have so far never wanted to write about myself or write a blog. Secondly my ‘lupus’ is relatively mild (in the medical sense rather […]

Anna’s story

I met my Lupus on a sunny day of April 2003 when I was 23 years old. A year ago, I was hospitalized because I fainted with seizures. At the time, the doctors told me that anyone can have such episodes once or twice during their life. However, a neurologist in training thought that I was […]

Yvonne’s story

  My story – by Yvonne from the Netherlands On 6 July 2004, I woke up with a tremendous pain in my right hand. Because I also had a slight rash, my GP immediately referred me to a dermatologist. He examined me and referred me to a rheumatologist because he had a hunch what might be […]

Claudine’s story

For World Lupus Day, we have collected a few patient stories which we hope you will enjoy. If you have a story to tell, feel free to get in touch and send your story to katharine@lupus-europe.org! All stories will remain visible on this page of the blog. My life with lupus – living to the […]

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‼️ #Lupus is more than a disease with physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue; it's an illness that can influence every part of your life.

⚠️ #SLE can potentially affect a wide range of daily activities, from educational pursuits and career development to maintaining family relationships and social activities.

✅ That is one of the reasons why you have to complete the "Living with Lupus in 2024" survey: to understand the real-world impact of lupus to be able to advocate for better support, care, and treatment options.

🌟 Your insights are invaluable in shaping effective interventions and enhancing support systems for everyone affected by this complex condition in Europe.

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‼️ #Lupus is more than a disease with physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue; its an illness that can influence every part of your life.

⚠️ #SLE can potentially affect a wide range of daily activities, from educational pursuits and career development to maintaining family relationships and social activities.

✅ That is one of the reasons why you have to complete the Living with Lupus in 2024 survey: to understand the real-world impact of lupus to be able to advocate for better support, care, and treatment options.

🌟 Your insights are invaluable in shaping effective interventions and enhancing support systems for everyone affected by this complex condition in Europe.

🙏 Dont miss this unique opportunity to advocate for change and push for advancements in how lupus is managed and treated, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve.

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