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  1. Thread: Lupie newbie

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    First let me say welcome to the WHL family! We...

    First let me say welcome to the WHL family! We are glad you found us! Next I have to say that those last two post are exactly the kind that brought me so much comfort when I first found this place! ...
  2. Thread: Hello

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    Hello and welcome to WHL! We are so very glad...

    Hello and welcome to WHL! We are so very glad that you found us. I am so sorry you are having a hard time but sadly it often takes us a long time to find the right combination of medicines that work...
  3. Thread: Lab Results

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    Hi Alopez. I wish I could answer that question...

    Hi Alopez. I wish I could answer that question for you but it isn't that simple. There currently is no single test for Lupus. That blood work will give your doctor more clues to the puzzles but will...
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    The answer is yes and no. Yes if it is acting up...

    The answer is yes and no. Yes if it is acting up at the moment but often times the problem is that it is a problem of irregularity in how it is despensing. They did eventually catch mine on blood...
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    Wonderful advice we try to give often! Don't ever...

    Wonderful advice we try to give often! Don't ever let someone ignore yoy when you know you are sick! So glad you listened to your body! Take care of yourself and keep us posted!
  6. Thread: Hello

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    Sorry i am so late in welcoming you! We are...

    Sorry i am so late in welcoming you! We are really glad that you are here. Make yourself at home and I look forward to getting to know you!
  7. Thread: hey everybody

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    Hello from a fellow Texan! I love the "don't make...

    Hello from a fellow Texan! I love the "don't make Marvin mad"! LOL Very true!

    Texas is hard on Lupus, some parts worse than others. I am glad you found us and look forward to getting to know you!
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    When you say "get sick" do you get diarrhea? I...

    When you say "get sick" do you get diarrhea? I ask because I know many suffer with this and often it is caused by the removal of the gallbladder. It causes food to go straight through you and gets...
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    I'm going to give you an answer you most likely...

    I'm going to give you an answer you most likely don't want to hear. Talk to your doctor. I dealt with this for several years before they figured out that my "will" wasn't going to be enough to fix...
  10. Welcome to WHL! I hope someone comes along soon...

    Welcome to WHL! I hope someone comes along soon that can help. I know any kind of stress and/or surgery can be very difficult on us physically so maybe there will be someone that can help you with...
  11. Things have changed even since they FINALY ...

    Things have changed even since they FINALY officially diagnosed my CNS 6 years ago. Oh how I wish things had been as they were in the article above! I was actually having seizures and they wouldn't...
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    It very well may be the meds HOWEVER you really...

    It very well may be the meds HOWEVER you really should contact your doctor to make sure. Don't mess around with things like that until you know. You don't want it to be that your dose is too low and...
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    I have never taken it. Sorry. Hope someone comes...

    I have never taken it. Sorry. Hope someone comes along that has
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    Poll: It is one of those things that is different with...

    It is one of those things that is different with different people. For some one drug works great while it doesn't on others and vice versa. Just like the disease it all depends on what is going on in...
  15. Hello and welcome! I am so glad you joined! ...

    Hello and welcome! I am so glad you joined!

    Your post actually ally made me tear up a bit because this is the reason I came to WHL and it is the reason I am here now. Sometimes we need to find...
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    We'll hello and welcome back! We are glad to have...

    We'll hello and welcome back! We are glad to have you with us again!
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    I just wanted to welcome you to the family. We...

    I just wanted to welcome you to the family. We understand what you are going through and how scary it is. Please make yourself at home and know that we are here for you
  18. Thread: Ollo

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    I don't have much to add to what Susie said but I...

    I don't have much to add to what Susie said but I did want to welcome you. I know the meds are scary but they are not near as scary as what the disease itself can do if left untreated. I am glad you...
  19. Thread: mrs. newbie

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    I would like to add to what Susie said so...

    I would like to add to what Susie said so wonderfully.

    For a few of us Lupus can affect the hormone release in the brain just as it affects the other parts of our body so not only is it a symptom...
  20. You poor thing! Sadly we hear your story so often...

    You poor thing! Sadly we hear your story so often and I myself lived it. I was called "a strange case" because I had more than enough symptoms, a positive ANA initially but my other labs were normal...
  21. Thread: Lumps on scalp

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    Hi there. Sorry but I did not see this! i get...

    Hi there. Sorry but I did not see this!

    i get two kinds of "bumps". The ones from my discoid lupus do not hurt and the ones I get now in my head when I am about to flare do. Here is a little I for...
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    Hi there, Anything that has been around that...

    Hi there,

    Anything that has been around that long needs to be looked into. If it begins to swell, turn red at the site or get hot you should go to the ER right away. Other then that I would...
  23. Thread: My body hates me

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    Hi and welcome to WHL. I am so sorry that you...

    Hi and welcome to WHL. I am so sorry that you needed to find us but since you did I am glad you are here.

    I wish I had time to talk to the things you said in your post even if I don't I did want...
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    Although i can't work now there are some things...

    Although i can't work now there are some things that may help.

    1. If you work under fluorescent lights always wear sunscreen (and reapply often). I found a matching hat to be helpful as well.
    2....
  25. Thread: New to site

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    Hi and welcome to the WHL family. I am so sorry...

    Hi and welcome to the WHL family. I am so sorry for all that you have gone through and hate that you are dealing with shingles now.

    I look forward to getting to know you and so glad to have you...
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