… shows up differently in each affected person. It may affect the joints, the skin, the lungs, the heart, the kidneys and even the brain.
“Some people who have lupus, they wake up and they can’t brush their teeth, they can’t comb their hair,” said Arnold.
Extreme fatigue is only one of the many symptoms people with lupus may present. If waking up tired all of the time has become your new normal, Arnold suggests seeing a rheumatologist to test for lupus.
Through the work of the Foundation, Arnold wants to spread the message that “you can live with lupus ”.
As for her own health, Arnold admittedly isn’t a fan of exercising, but she does stick to one cardinal rule: “I don’t eat anything that’s white. If it’s white it ain’t right!”
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