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Can going through a real stressful time increase the severity of your lupus

I'm 30. I have recently broken up with my long time girlfriend, and have not managed to land a job for a year. Before all this, my lupus was under control, but in the last few months I have been feeling severely fatigued at least twice a week with aching joints, and my eyes seem to feel heavy constantly.

It has never been like this. Is my emotional state a factor in my lupus?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Found this on the LFA website:

Lupus and Stress

Physical and emotional stress are amng the suspected triggers for a lupus flare. People with lupus should reduce stress to help them cope with lupus and improve their overall well-being. 

This recording was presented as part of Ask the Experts, a series of educational talks and presentations on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. To see other presented topics, please visit

Presenter: Cindy Coney

Presentation date: March 4, 2013

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