It’s normal for chronic illness and anxiety to go hand-in-hand. Maybe the anxiety existed before; but in most cases, dealing with a chronic illness like lupus can lead to anxiety developing.
When you’re dealing with anxiety and lupus, it’s important to get a handle on the anxiety before it exacerbates the lupus.
The cycle of fear and relapse often occurs: first, you suffer a flare-up, then you grow anxious about having another, which in turn can lead to you having one. So, how can you stop this from happening?
On top of other aspects in you anxiety treatment plan, you should work on ways to soothe your anxiety yourself before it gets out of hand.
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