3 Things Not to Say to a Lupus Warrior
Last updated: March 2023
Although well-intentioned, sometimes words can be hurtful to lupus warriors. It's important to be mindful and conscious of what is being said to lupus warriors as they fight for their lives. Certain things stated may seem well-meaning but aren't helpful to supporting a lupus warrior.
Oftentimes, lupus warriors simply shrug off the statements. Privately they can be hurt or frustrated from the lack of understanding of this important disease. Support is so important to heal on this lupus journey. What is said to a lupus warrior can truly make a difference. Remarks about someone's looks or how they take their medications can be difficult to hear and deal with.
Here are 3 things not to say to a lupus warrior.
- You don't look sick!
- It could be worse.
- You don't need the medications.
Have there been things you have learned along your lupus journey that you wish had been explained to you by a healthcare provider earlier?