my mom was just diagnosed with lupus. her life is constant go-go-go and she gets very little rest. I told her that she needs to stop working so much and rest some, but she is being very stubborn. she says that she cannot afford to cut back work (she works 7 days a week)

she also cannot take ibuprofin because of reactions and she refuses to take steriods.

if she does not take care of herself, can the disease become worse? is this normal denial for someone newly diagnosed?

what can I do? :?: