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Amber’s Fight Like a Girl Fight (Lupus)

 I am a 27 year old nurse who has been fighting chronic illness such as bronchitis and pneumonia since I was a kid. Somewhere in my teen years I started dealing with severe pain in my arms, hands and feet. No testing was done. My doctor just brushed me off …

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Rashon’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

One winter while I was in the midst of applying to medical school, I began having muscle and joint pain in my arms, legs, and hands. The pain was accompanied by a fever of unknown origin. The symptoms came as a sudden onset, not gradual. I made several trips to …

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Stephanie’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Stephanie's Story (Lupus)

I suppose my story begins at age 16. I’m now 32 and I’ve been fighting this fight for half my life. I first started getting sick with symptoms like most others; swollen joints, fatigue, and doctors who couldn’t diagnose me. By 17 it was confirmed that I had SLE (systemic …

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Brittney’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

I have always had what were thought of as minor health issues. I have always had aches and pains and they were always thought to be ‘growing pains’ or something along those lines. At about 13, I started to notice a change in my toes. They started to feel numb …

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