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365 Tips for Living Well

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Expert advice and strategies to improve your quality of life with lupus.

Filled with practical tips and support, Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well offers reliable, easy to implement ways to face challenges and live your life to the fullest with lupus. This empowering guide is packed with information to help you:

  • Get the medical care you need
  • Learn about alternative and complementary therapies
  • Manage lupus fog
  • Reduce stress, fatigue, and flares
  • Maintain healthy relationships with partners, friends, family, and children
  • Deal with work-related issues, employers, and co-workers

And much more.

Long-overdue, Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well is a comprehensive, yet easy to understand essential guide for individuals with lupus, their loved ones and anyone going through a possible diagnosis. By educating and empowering people to become actively engaged in their treatment and encouraging participation in the lupus community through advocacy and research, Jessica Rowshandel delivers a valuable resource at a time when the patient voice is more relevant than ever.'

KATHLEEN A. ARNTSEN, President and CEO of Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, lupus patient, and national autoimmune advocate

Product Details

  • Publication Date November 11, 2015
  • Page Count 160
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303878

About The Author(s)

Jessica Rowshandel LMSW

Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW, is the former Director of Social Services of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and was the author of the Foundation's monthly column about coping with lupus, called Jessica's Coping with Lupus Corner. She lives in California.

Table of Contents



Part I: The Basics

1. Understanding Lupus

2. Getting the Medical Care You Need

Find a Lupus Doctor

If You are Underinsured or Uninsured

Prescription Assistance

Preparing for Your First Visit

Communicating with Your Doctor

3. Medication and Treatment

Manage Your Medication

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

Real versus Fake Science

Part II: Living Well

4. You Are Not Alone

Find Support

Lupus and Grief

Lupus and Depression

5. Men with Lupus

6. Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Lupus and Nutrition

Strive for a Healthy Lifestyle

7. Managing Stress

Plan Ahead for a Flare

Manage Energy Levels

More Stress Management Tools

8. Managing Lupus Fog

9. Lupus on the Outside

Part III: Lupus and Personal Relationships

10. Family and Friends

Support from Friends and Family

Maintaining a Social Life

Managing Busy Holidays

11. Romantic Relationships



Family Planning

12. Parenting

Part IV: Navigating the World with Lupus

13. Advance Directives

14. Work

15. Disability Benefits

16. Higher Education

17. Traveling

18. Becoming a Lupus Advocate

Create Lupus Awareness

Advocate for Health Care Policy and Funding

Help Make Medicine More Patient Centered

Clinical Trials