"I pulled all the lightbulbs out of their sockets; the brightness stung my eyes. I did not know what was wrong with me, but I felt betrayed by my own body."
Some fans questioned the US star's health when they spotted that her hands were shaking in the online clip.
Maria Jones says doctors in the UK dismissed recurring 'flu' symptoms. Then she was diagnosed with lupus.
BBC journalist Jam Prescod shares five things she’s learnt about laziness through living with lupus.
Lucy Pasha-Robinson chats with BBC journalist and invisible illness activist Jam Prescod, who lives with Lupus.In this episode, we’re talking about pain: how radical it is to vocalise your pain as a Black woman; the legacy of not being believed when living with pain, and the emotional pain of adjusting to chronic illness – and all the lifestyle changes that can bring. We talk about what it means to be the perfect patient, and how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office – even if your consultant is kind of intimidating.
After President Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the coronavirus, there’s been a shortage of the live-saving medication.
'I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my lupus.'
'I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.'
'The effects of lupus on organs such as the kidneys can make it life-threatening.'
'According to doctor Google, I was going to die within 10-15 years.'