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He also wasn’t afraid to ask questions of other medical experts when something regarding my illness cropped up and he wasn't familiar with it.

LUP: What kind of options were offered to you, medically, regarding treatment? I eventually had so many side effects, I had to increase my medications to combat those side effects. AS: That it is such a devastating disease that affects all parts of your life. AS: My family has been extremely helpful, from the day I was diagnosed.

AS: Initially, steroids, anti-inflammatories, and, eventually, chemotherapy drugs, including Imuran (azathioprine) and now Cell Cept (mycophenolate mofetil). [I went on] things like heart pills, blood pressure medication, pain medications, seizure medications. LUP: Have you found any support in your community or online that has been helpful? AS: The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) has been the greatest help as it has made me aware of ongoing research, what options I might have for treatment, what others are going through, and how I might help others. They went online, conducted their own research, and bought my medications when I couldn't afford them.

One such person who may help you is Alicia Springgate, a Washington state resident and Las Vegas native who was diagnosed with lupus after recurring bouts of pleurisy (inflammation of the linings of the lungs), lung effusion and congestive heart failure. LUP: What went through your head when you found out?

AS: No one would tell me what lupus was or what to expect, and so I was very scared and knew it must be bad.

AS: Arm yourself with all the research you can gather and the most current treatments offered.

Doing research, educating myself, was my saving grace –- until I found a doctor who was honest and compassionate.

Then I did my own research, and the results scared me: I realized I had 9 of the 11 symptoms used to diagnose the disease.

I later discovered that I have a very serious, life-threatening form of the disease.