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Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus
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Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus is a non-profit dedicated to educating the public and the medical community about lupus.
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Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus is a non-profit dedicated to educating the public and the medical community about lupus. We are working to push for earlier, life-saving diagnoses for those afflicted, and to spur funding for research toward a cure. Located in the Pacific Northwest, we are slowly branching out to people beyond Portland, Seattle and Boise. Our goal is to touch a million lives by the end of 2012. 

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QUESTION of the WEEK: Share asks, "One of the issues I have is that I wake up in the night with joint pain. Anyone else experience that? I feel fine when I go to bed, but some nights I wake myself up because it hurts too much to move in my sleep." Please help Share with your suggestions and comments!
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Meet Kyler, whose mom shared his inspiring Story of Hope with us at Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. Please like and comment to show both of them your support and let Kyler know that he is not alone! To read more stories or to share yours, go to http://www.mollysfund.org/learn-about-lupus/stories-of-hope/
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Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, is typically thought to be a woman’s disease, but the fact is, men get lupus too. Read more here: http://www.mollysfund.org/2014/01/symptoms-of-lupus-in-men/
Lupus is not just a woman's disease. Approximately 150,000 men have lupus in the US. Learn the signs and symptoms of lupus in men by reading this blog.
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Lupus news: $80,000 lupus study to be launched in Barbados by the end of October! http://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/lupus-study-start-soon
This study would reveal information on possible environmental factors – such as exposure to silica – that may increase one's chances of getting Lupus; identify the location in Barbados with the highest density of Lupus patients; and even pinpoint the first person in this island to get this ...
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FACT: Many chronic illnesses, like lupus, are often not visible to an onlooker; thus the term "invisible illness." Those with invisible disabilities can have symptoms like debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, hearing and vision loss, and cognitive dysfunctions to name a few. What parts of you are invisible?
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QUESTION of the WEEK: Julie asks, "Has anyone tried LDN (low dose naltrexone)? I've recently been diagnosed with MCTD and began taking it a month ago and have not had any flareups! " Please help Julie with your suggestions and comments!
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FACT: Lupus is more common than cystic fibrosis, leukemia, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis... combined!
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Meet Monica, who shared her inspiring Story of Hope with us at Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. Please like and comment to show Monica your support and let her know that she is not alone! To read more stories or to share yours, go to http://www.mollysfund.org/learn-about-lupus/stories-of-hope/
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QUESTION of the WEEK: Stacy asks, "I'm a 38 year old female and an avid runner. I went to an eye doctor a few months ago because the white part of my eye had a recurring redness. My doctor did some blood work and my ANA titer was 1:640 speckled. She referred me to a rheumatologist, and he did some further testing. Everything was normal except my C3 and C4 counts were low. The odd thing, I don't have any symptoms. No pain, no fatigue, no rash, no hair loss. Have you ever heard of a lupus diagnosis with no symptoms?" Please help Stacy with your suggestions and comments!
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