Dating with lupus

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A: First, explain what the disease is about, and assure your date that it is not contagious or life-threatening. If your date gets scared, and finds he cannot accept your condition, keep the following in mind: a meaningful relationship should be one that encourages and supports you in your struggle with lupus.

Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. I totally refused to take the prescribed medication because I learnt that the side effects were worst than lupus. Im coping just fine 'cept for when people think that im just lazy and in reality its just fatigue.

Since everyone’s lupus is different, you have to decide when it is most appropriate for you to be open about having lupus. Lupus Foundation can help do the explaining for you, describing symptoms, risks, other important things a person should know about lupus.

There are many date ideas that can accommodate your energy level: going to the movies, cooking a romantic dinner, or just watching television.

The date isn’t the important part—it’s the company that matters!

Q: My lupus medicines don’t make me feel very attractive. A: Unfortunately, the medicines for lupus can cause unpleasant weight gain, hair loss, bloating, and other reactions.

Too bad you like feeling numb from the pain killers, would it not be nice to enjoy life, and have feelings??

I too has lupus, was diagnosed about 4 or 5 years ago, still work about 70 hours a week at my 2 jobs, still take care of my household, all 6 kids are gone from home now, and still find the time to swim, exercise and ride my bike everyday.

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