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Lupus Awareness Month 2022: Self-Care Matters

May is Lupus Awareness Month! While awareness is not limited to one month, all of May we will be sharing stories, starting conversations, and highlighting the importance of self-care for people living with lupus. Keep reading to discover 4 ways that you can join us this month in spreading lupus awareness.

1. Enter our Lupus.net giveaway!

This awareness month, we are giving away a soothing self-care basket! Starting May 3, through May 27 at 11:59 PM EST, you can enter our giveaway! To support 2 lucky community members in their journey of lupus pain management and self-care, we are giving away:

  • A pair of Thermoskin Thermal Compression Gloves to help manage joint and arthritis pain
  • BetterYou Magnesium muscle bath body flakes, to help ease muscle pain
  • BetterYou Magnesium sleep lotion, to help improve sleep quality
  • Lotus Weighted Lavender Eye Pillow to help with headaches, sleep, and relaxation

To learn more about our giveaway and how to enter, click here!

2. Share your lupus story

Speaking out about your experiences can be a form of advocacy. Spread lupus awareness by sharing your personal story. How has life changed since receiving your lupus diagnosis? How are you managing your lupus symptoms? How do you choose to practice self-care on your lupus journey? Sharing your story is a great way to support the community and connect with others who may be able to relate!

3. Join the discussion

Do you have any questions you would like to ask the lupus community? What tips would you like to share with others in our community newly diagnosed with lupus? Join the discussion by creating or responding to one of our forums! Our forums cover a wide range of lupus-related topics including identifying flare triggers, having hard conversations with loved ones, and after flare self-care tips!

4. Connect socially

Follow us on Twitter or Instagram, and like us on Facebook, to stay up-to-date with the community all month long. Connect with an online community that understand what life with lupus is like, and can answer any questions you may have. Throughout awareness month we'll be sharing stories, publishing new articles, and engaging in forum discussions. Share with others in your network affected by lupus!

Be sure to tune in to our 2 upcoming Instagram live events where some of our Lupus.net advocates will be answering questions!

Instagram Live! Lupus Awareness Month Kick-Off. Join us May 2nd at 12pm ET.

Lupus and Mental Health. Instagram Live! Join us May 25th at 7pm ET.

Connect with us to stay up-to-date and get the most out of Lupus Awareness Month 2022.

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