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The First Year: Lupus: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

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Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S.—90 percent of whom are women—but due to the diversity of its symptoms and severity, it remains one of the most difficult conditions to identify and diagnose. In the tradition of the other titles in the First Year™ series, The First Year™—Lupus uses a unique approach—guiding readers through their first seven days ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published October 2nd 2003 by Da Capo Press (first published October 1st 2003)
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Tracy Hall-Ingram
Jul 11, 2012 Tracy Hall-Ingram rated it it was amazing
Read this book in a day. It is very helpful to know you aren't crazy and that it takes years to be diagnosed. This is written from a first hand patient perspective in conjunction with an MD, so the information is genuine. It isn't written like a medical text, but more in the manner of "what to expect when you're expecting". It discusses disease progression, treatments, diet and overlap syndromes. The overlap is what really made me decide to read this, as one autoimmune disease is eventually ...more
Linnet Caban
May 28, 2012 Linnet Caban rated it it was amazing
I bought this book this morning and finished it this evening. It's clear, easy to understand and will now be my go to guide when my Dad comes to visit next week. I was just diagnosed with overlapping Autoimmune diseases along with SLE. This book Is great as a reference and pass along to my network to help them understand my illnesses.
Linda Stephens
Jun 30, 2010 Linda Stephens rated it really liked it
i have lupus and this was a great book that explained in detail about medicines taken for lupus, different medical issues related to the disease and most important how to cope and live with lupus after your diagnosis.
Lenette Graham
Nov 04, 2009 Lenette Graham rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lupus-reference
This is one of my reference books. I always refer back to this and two other books on Lupus.
Lisa Bilodeau
Nov 26, 2016 Lisa Bilodeau rated it liked it
Thoughtfully written from a patient's perspective, summing up the info easily. Good companion book with a more medically diagnostic book.
Sonya Dickerson
Aug 11, 2012 Sonya Dickerson rated it really liked it
Very informative but not all inclusive, but I do recommend learning about this disease from all perspectives.
Jill
Feb 08, 2016 Jill rated it really liked it
This book was educational. It was written so that even non medical people can read and understand it, and get the information they might need to help live with Lupus
Melissa
Jan 24, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help, health, 2015
If you can only buy one book about lupus, I'd recommend this one. I got it from the library and then bought my own copy. It's really concise and informative. A great reference.
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