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    I've been on prednisone for the past 1.5 years...

    I've been on prednisone for the past 1.5 years consistently, no more than 15 mg, and usually at a low maintenance dose. For me personally, prednisone has helped a lot w/ the fatigue. At times when I...
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    Advice - MTX injections

    Hi everyone! I've been quiet for quite some time now b/c my life the past months have been revolved around school and sleep. I had months worth of work to complete in a very short time (became very...
  3. Thread: Weight loss

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    Weight loss

    I am curious if weight loss is connected to lupus.

    This past year (ever since the symptoms began), I have lost almost 15lbs, and I have no idea where it went as I haven't been seeking to lose...
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    One of the problems that I have during flares is...

    One of the problems that I have during flares is urethritis and cystitis (confirmed through cystoscopy), which basically feels like I have a constant UTI, yet not an infection, just inflammation. I...
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    I think prednisone would have the potential to...

    I think prednisone would have the potential to cause abdominal bloating b/c of the fluid retention. You body retains more water while on prednisone. Steroids also cause sodium/salt retention. So,...
  6. Thread: insomnia

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    That sounds so difficult! Please try and get some...

    That sounds so difficult! Please try and get some more rest :)

    I am not sure how relevant this would be since I do not have insomnia, but I take adderall to help with the fatigue and to give me...
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    Hi traigenurse22, I usually have read that...

    Hi traigenurse22,

    I usually have read that low levels of C3 and C4 are indicative of a lupus flare.

    But, according to...
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    Oh gosh, I get this at times, too! I'll be...

    Oh gosh, I get this at times, too!
    I'll be laying in bed and just feel itching everywhere in random places, and I think maybe a mosquito or something is biting me, but never is; sometimes I feel...
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    Thanks, Kducks, for your reply. I am coming more...

    Thanks, Kducks, for your reply. I am coming more and more to the realization that what you stated is what I need to become more accepting of. Generally, I tend to believe somebody can have it both...
  10. Thread: missing work

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    Hi Karli, I do not know much regarding the...

    Hi Karli,

    I do not know much regarding the law, but I do feel that you would have some type of legal protection in your situation. I finished a unit on case law in one of my classes, and as...
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    Hope you are well, Oluwa! I miss reading your...

    Hope you are well, Oluwa! I miss reading your well-written posts and seeing what new default picture/icon you chose. =)
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    Hugs and prayers to you, Kathy. I hope all is...

    Hugs and prayers to you, Kathy. I hope all is going to be okay. There are many different ailments that blood in the urine can be indicative of, so there is hope! Try and stay positive. Let's hope...
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    Oh wow!! :o What an amazing opportunity! You are...

    Oh wow!! :o What an amazing opportunity! You are very fortunate to be able to attend the Inauguration and even be a part of it as a singer in the choir! Have an amazing time and a safe trip!! I hope...
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    Thank you Rob, SassyAuburn, mnjodette, and...

    Thank you Rob, SassyAuburn, mnjodette, and Danica01, for your sweet replies!

    Congratulations, Rob, on becoming a mod! That's great!! =)
    Welcome, SassyAuburn, to the forum! You'll love it here!
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  15. Thread: Omega 3

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    I've read that Omega 3 helps with inflammation -...

    I've read that Omega 3 helps with inflammation - I was even thinking about asking my rheumy if Omega 3 pills would help any.

    Just to add, Kashi granola bars have Omega 3 in them, and they are very...
  16. Thread: Lupus House

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    I'll come! :) And that red velvet cake sounds...

    I'll come! :)
    And that red velvet cake sounds very good right now, Danica! :lol:
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    :( *hugs* to you, Drinkofwtr. I hope you are...

    :( *hugs* to you, Drinkofwtr.

    I hope you are feeling better. Any improvement?
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    *hugs* to you, Rob. I'm not sure how much this...

    *hugs* to you, Rob. I'm not sure how much this will help, but I try to always remind myself that everything happens for a reason, and ultimately, it all works out in the end. One of my most...
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    I am sick of being sick........

    Hi everyone!
    I haven't been on in quite awhile, but I have been trying to keep up with threads when I can.

    My life has been filled with little time because it's revolved around school and being...
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    When I first began plaquenil, I had a rough time....

    When I first began plaquenil, I had a rough time. Reading about the potential side effects scared me, so I began taking a half a pill each day for about a week, then going up to one a day, then one...
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    My first symptoms came up when I was about 12,...

    My first symptoms came up when I was about 12, then everything was "quiet" for the next 5 years or so, but then at 16 everything went kind of full blown. I have read that most patients being to...
  22. Thread: Oluwa? You OK?

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    Prayers sent to Oluwa. Hopefully she is just...

    Prayers sent to Oluwa. Hopefully she is just relaxing on a nice vacation. I do love reading her posts. I hope you are okay!
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    I have had chronic problems with constipation. I...

    I have had chronic problems with constipation. I have finally found something that helps. I take a colace every night. Also, extra fiber really does make a world of difference. There are Quaker...
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    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone! It...

    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone! It means a lot. :D
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    *HUGS* Drinkofwtr. Hang in there, things will...

    *HUGS* Drinkofwtr. Hang in there, things will get better.
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