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  1. I just wanted to reply to your question about the...

    I just wanted to reply to your question about the morphine for pain relief. I have found it to be very helpful. I take 60 mg. Two times a day. I started on a lower dose but I have been taking it...
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    Thanks for the info. I actually just started it...

    Thanks for the info. I actually just started it two days ago so hoping it works for me. I hate how long you have to wait for some of these medicines to work. This is actually the worse flare i...
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    Has anyone taken Imuran?

    Hi all. I have been having a rough couple months lately. This flare is just hanging on. Just saw the rheumatologist this week and she wants me to try a low dose (50mg) of Imuran. I am also taking...
  4. Hi all. Yes I take ritalin. I was suffering...

    Hi all. Yes I take ritalin. I was suffering terribly with fatigue so my doc said we would give it a try. In the beginning I started on focalin, which is just another form. My insurance quit...
  5. Thread: Bruises!

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    Thanks for your posts. Glad I'm not the only one...

    Thanks for your posts. Glad I'm not the only one but sorry for everyone also. When I see someone I know, that is usually the first thing they mention. Oh well, I guess that should be the least of...
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    Has your doc offerred to put you on any pain...

    Has your doc offerred to put you on any pain meds? After reading so many post, it doesn't seem like too many people are on pain meds but I don't know how I would function without them. I still have...
  7. Thread: rant.

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    I'm so sorry you are going through this at such a...

    I'm so sorry you are going through this at such a young age. I can imagine the lonliness you feel when you can't keep up with your friends. I hope you have a good support system. Are you close...
  8. Thread: Bruises!

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    Bruises!

    I was just wondering how many of you have terrible bruising. I know it is from all the prednisone but it still concerns me. My legs look so bad it is embarrassing. Also my arms. People I run into...
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    Very good analagy. That really seems to be true...

    Very good analagy. That really seems to be true in most cases. Sounds like it was an interesting class.
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    I have had it forever. I was diagnosed in 2000. ...

    I have had it forever. I was diagnosed in 2000. There have been some decent times but since 2010 it seems like I have a major problem at least once a year. I had one event of complete renal...
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    Hi. Welcome to the site. I am pretty new also. ...

    Hi. Welcome to the site. I am pretty new also. I have really enjoyed reading everything and realizing that im not the only one going through all these medical issues. I hope you find it helpful...
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    Im so sorry for your loss. Please remember to...

    Im so sorry for your loss. Please remember to try and take special care of yourself while you are greiving. Its a hard time to get through. Sending you prayers.
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    That is so exciting. I wish you the best with...

    That is so exciting. I wish you the best with your new pup. Spend lots of time with him and you will develop a special bound. I had a golden retreiver for 13 years and she understood everything I...
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    Welcome to this site. I think most of us...

    Welcome to this site. I think most of us struggled at one point to get a definate diagnosis. Dont give up. Try different doctors if you arent getting answers. Just try to take the time you need...
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    high white blood cell count

    Hi all. I was just curious if anyone else has a high wbc count. I know that sice I take prednisone that it will be higher than normal. My normal count when I am feeling well is around 13, 000. ...
  16. Have a great 21st. Make some wonderful memories.

    Have a great 21st. Make some wonderful memories.
  17. Hi, im new on the site but have had lupus for 13...

    Hi, im new on the site but have had lupus for 13 years and many other ailments. I just started taking plaquenil again. Hadnt for years. Im not seeing any benefit yet but I will be patient. I just...
  18. Thread: newbie

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    Thanks for the warm welcome. Thank goodness my...

    Thanks for the warm welcome. Thank goodness my rash has calmed down. Beleive it or not, baby oil is what finally eased the burning. I must say that this was different than my ususl rash. I couldnt...
  19. Thread: Lupaversary !

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    Its good that you have a good outlook on things. ...

    Its good that you have a good outlook on things. Its great that you have been able to accomplish what you have. Best wishes and have a great birthday! Mine is the 16th..lol
  20. Thread: Adjusting

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    I know its a tough road to travel. Very sorry...

    I know its a tough road to travel. Very sorry about your mom. Best wishes for her. Like you said, each person is different. I hope you can getrelief and be able to take as little of prednisone...
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    I am in about the same situation as you. I was...

    I am in about the same situation as you. I was in the hospital a week ago and was receiving the same thing. I did improve while I was there but being back home I am back to the same. Im still...
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    Having someone wonderful in your life makes...

    Having someone wonderful in your life makes everything seem better. You are very lucky to have found this happiness. Hold on and enjoy..
  23. Thread: newbie

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    newbie

    Hi all. I am new to your site but definately not new to lupus. I was diagnosed in 2000. Its been a long journey. My main issues have usually been the muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and skin...
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