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Wow! This article was eye opening to me! I totally understand it though. Our doctors may think we are drug seeking if we complain of our pain too much yet we ARE in pain and NEED and DESERVE treatment for it. I found this article on the following website: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/03/31/Survey-Lupus-patients-often-downplay-pain/UPI-63591333210750/

Survey: Lupus patients often downplay

Published: March. 31, 2012 at 12:19 PM

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) — Lupus patients often downplay pain and other symptoms to their physician and family and friends, a U.S. survey indicates.

The survey of 1,000 adults conducted by Roper indicated 87 percent of those diagnosed with lupus report playing down symptoms to their families, while 52 percent said they minimized symptoms to their doctor.

However, 72 percent of physicians surveyed said they did not think their patients minimized symptoms.

“We are seeking further Congressional support for adequate training of healthcare professionals to better recognize…

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