Avoiding flare-ups

Chenicka tells us what causes her flare-ups

Chenicka
Thirteen
Likes acting, dislikes homework
Good at P.E., bad at revising

Has lupus

Symptoms and side effects

Katie thinks it's good to stick with the medication

Katie
Seventeen
Likes coaching football, dislikes early mornings
Good at playing football, bad at taking time to rest
Has lupus

Getting through it

Jamy likes to take time to think and relax

Jamy
Fourteen
Likes being outdoors, netball, dislikes tomatoes and mess
Good at table tennis, bad at football and drawing
Has lupus

Making people understand

Sai found it hard at first to tell his friends

Sai
Seventeen
Likes playing hockey, dislikes lateness
Good at maths and problem solving, bad at art
Has lupus

Getting older

Gilson's mum used to take care of his medication but now he does it himself, he's in control and happy

Gilson
Eighteen
Likes badminton, dislikes celery
Good at video games, bad at not much
Has enthesitis related arthritis

The future

Husnara reflects on how she felt when she was younger, and how her life has been since she was first diagnosed

Husnara
Thirty-nine
Likes travel, dislikes husband’s cooking
Good at organizing people, bad at saying no
Has arthritis

Will it go away?

John talks about what might happen in the future for people with JDM

Dr John Ioannou
Likes football, gadgets and BBQs, dislikes Brussel Sprouts
Good at cooking omelettes, bad at ironing
Principal Investigator at the Centre

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