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Debra’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Debra's Story (Lupus)

I had been feeling bad for about 4 years, and I kept telling my doctors how I felt. They said that I have high blood pressure and I’m overweight. Three months ago, I went back and told my doctor about my joints hurting, the rash on my neck, and that …

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Maureen’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Maureen's Story (Lupus)

Hi, my name is Maureen Faille and I am 43 years old. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which is a long-term autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. From that moment, my life has changed dramatically. I randomly …

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Stephanie’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Stephanie's Story (RA) LR

I was 17 years old when I first started having joint pain in my wrists and fingers. My doctor referred me to a rheumatologist who ran a battery of tests for my weird lack of feeling, paleness, and other rather “strange” symptoms. After ruling out Rheumatoid Arthritis, she gave me …

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Nicole’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Hey girls!  My name is Nicole. I am 18 years old. For the first couple of years of my life, I was an active, fun girl – that is, until 2000 when I started having extreme joint pain and was always tired. For about 2 years doctors couldn’t tell me …

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Laura’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Laura's Story (Lupus)

I was diagnosed with lupus a week before Christmas Eve. I’d had psoriasis all my life – until 2006. My skin had cleared up everywhere, except my forehead. Anyway, in Summer 2010, I had high blood pressure so last August I went to the doctor. He said it wasn’t high …

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