The Lupus Companion

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The Lupus Companion is a symptom, medication and appointment diary for people living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). The Lupus Companion makes it easy for you to record how you are feeling day-to-day and to present the information to your doctors in an easy to read format. The more you use it, the more it helps. Developed by doctors, with significant input from patients, the app has multiple features that will help you and your doctor monitor your flares and inform your treatment plan.

You can:

  • Track your pain, fatigue, rashes and other symptoms as they occur. With the simple swipe of a finger you can record the severity of your symptoms on a scale of 1 to 10.
  • Take a quick questionnaire every three months to monitor your overall disease activity.
  • Keep an accurate record of your condition.
  • Help all of your doctors share the same information about your care.
  • Keep track of your medications and dosages.
  • Keep you providers’ names, contact information and notes in one place.
  • Keep track of your appointments.
  • Get answers to basic questions about lupus.
  • Share the information with your doctors. When you do…

Your doctors can:

  • View your entries over time in a graph.
  • Review your answers to a validated, functional instrument for monitoring disease activity
  • (Systemic Lupus Activity Questionnaire or SLAQ).
  • Keep track of your medications and dosages.
  • Know when you have appointments with other doctors.
  • Possibly help you identify triggers and trends that affect your health.

The Lupus Companion is an educational tool. It is not a medical device. It is not a substitute for a medical device, medical care or medical advice.  It does not provide diagnosis, care, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease. If you have questions or concerns about individual health matters or management of your disease, please consult your lupus care team. This project was supported by Grant Number 7 MPCMP111064-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (HHS, OMH) in partnership with the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and Office of the Surgeon General (OSG). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the American College of Rheumatology and do not necessarily represent the official views of the HHS, OMH.