Be Fierce. Take Control.
Have you been experiencing symptoms that you can’t quite explain, that make you feel not like yourself? It’s okay to say that something isn’t right. Find out what it could mean
To learn more about this program
Take Charge is a weekly education email series for people with lupus, including those recently diagnosed. Each week for 12 weeks, you’ll get an email from our Health Educators with tips and resources that can empower you to take charge of your health.
Ohio Financial Assistance
Programs and resources for the State of Ohio
Strive to Be a Good Patient
It’s important to take the lead in your journey, while also following your doctor-advised medical treatment. Being compliant with your prescribed medication is very important to your health. If you don’t understand something that your doctor is talking about, ask them to clarify or simplify what they mean.
Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment
You often get less than an hour to recap months, so make sure you don’t miss anything. Take notes during your doctor’s appointments, as well as throughout your journey so you can have a detailed account of how you’re doing. When your doctor asks how you’re doing, it can be so easy to just say “I’m fine” and downplay everything you’ve been going through. However, showing your doctor the full story will help them make a care plan that fits your needs.
Get up-to-date and trustworthy information about your treatments and their effects, news in the world of lupus, and overlapping diseases. Reliable knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health. The LFA, GOC is your local source that can provide you with educational programming. Reach out to the office to learn more!
National Financial Assistance
The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter understands the financial burden that lupus can visit upon families. Please see the links provided below to help locate important financial resources.