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  1. New to Lupus

    I have just been diagonosed with lupus and I am trying to learn as much as I can about this disease, my doctor has started me on predisone, and tonight I started taking Plaquenil. I hope this medication helps, any information anyone feels like sharing I will greatly appreciate thank you.
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  2. Pulmonary Hypertension

    Quote Originally Posted by wrightrs View Post
    I have many overlapping illnesses from my lupus. But one of my major ones is Pulmonary Hypertension. Many people with lupus has this. Here's a link so you can read more about it. http://www.PHAssociation.org/
    Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that can lead to heart failure. I am suppose to have a Doppler Echocardiogram every six months. To make sure it's no worse. But don't have them that often because of cost.
    Doppler EchocardiogramIn
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  3. Scariest week ever!!

    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    Hi fellow floridian

    I can understand what you mean about a rough week this year is what i call hospital year. Last vist in june had to be wheeled out of my Rheumatologist office to the Er after getting IV because the pain was so great I couldn't move. Prior to that went to the ER for flare up and pain radiating down my left arm which i couldn't move and found out that I
    had two disk in my neck that were basically mush and had to have surgery two days later so I wouldn't end
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  4. Feelin alone, depressed n frustrated!

    Hey guys, I know ive told u to be positive n dont give up no matter how u feel but seriously I am reachin rock bottom n fast! I am frustrated with havin to take these damn meds every strikin day! I am drained, weak, can hardly sleep, n recently i started to diet as well as exercise n jus wen ive started to see positive results n regain a little self esteem my world comes crashin down. Now it seems jus walkin on a treadmill for half an hour a day is TOO MUCH for my body to handle!!! For the past ...
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  5. Some of my history

    Here is some of my back round. Starting in October and November I got very fatigued I would fall asleep at 8pm on the couch after my little ones were asleep sleep till 6:30 am get my girls to school and end up back asleep from 10:00 - 1:30 till I had to get ready to pick them up. With this I constantly felt like I had been hit by a bus. I went to my doctor she ran blood work and told me she though it was hormonal. So i went to the ob he ran blood work and said for me and my pcos that my hormones ...
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