Say WHAT?! What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard about health or your condition. Was there any context? What did you think at the time you heard it – and what do you think of it now?
"I had lupus but I got over it. It's just stress."
Yes, stress can help set off a lupus flare. No, it is not the cause of lupus. We don't actually know what causes lupus. We know that sunlight, stress, environmental factors, and practically anything or nothing can cause a flare.
I don't know what the woman I was speaking to had. Maybe it was simply stress. But I know she didn't simply cure lupus by removing the stress from her life.
I know that because I had two years of doing virtually nothing more than sleeping - and that didn't cure lupus, just helped get it under control enough for me to have something resembling a "normal" life now.
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J