I’ve just been diagnosed. What now?


Hearing the word ‘you have lupus’ may be very hard. In this blog we aim to answer some of the questions that you may have!


Being diagnosed can be trigger different emotions for different people; some may be relieved that they have finally got an answer for what is causing their symptoms, whereas some may be shocked that they have just been diagnosed with lupus.


A lot of people don’t know what lupus is. So, you may find it helpful to read up on what it is yet. Here is a blog that may help you


https://www.londonlupuscentre.com/post/what-actually-is-lupus


Making sure that you have a good healthcare team around you is also very important. Your GP will refer you to a specialist care centre so that you can get the right help. If you would like to speak to our team, you can use the contact information below.


One of the biggest parts of lupus is figuring out your triggers and what your symptoms are. This is something that will come with time and also something that your support team will help you work out. Once you know what you triggers are, your care team will help you with strategies and lifestyle changes to help you manage your condition.


Having a good support group round you is so important. This can be from your friends, family and care group. Speaking to people that are also experiencing the same problems that you have can also be very beneficial. You can find people in meeting groups and speak to people across the world on platforms such as facebook.


If you have recently been diagnosed with lupus and would like to speak to one of our consultants about how to deal with your condition, please call (0) 20 7234 2155 or email us at londonlupuscentre@hcahealthcare.co.uk


This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.




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