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    Pilates and Menstral Cramps

    This might sound a little out there but you could try practicing Pilates and breathing. It will strengthen your muscles and also help relax them too. I also agree w/doing acupuncture it's very...
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    Lupus and Nutrition

    I became a vegan when I found out I had lupus eight years ago and am also starting the gluten free diet due to excessive fatigue which is quite common for gluten sensitive people, and lupus folks of...
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    Hi Ruby, I'm from SF too and very active in...

    Hi Ruby,
    I'm from SF too and very active in school w/both of my girls. I'd have to say being around the kids doesn't necessarily make your lupus worse, even though they are petrie dishes. I think...
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    I've changed doctor's quite a bit, the Internists...

    I've changed doctor's quite a bit, the Internists just don't know what to look for when it comes to Lupus. I actually now call into my doctor and tell them the tests I want done. I get a call back...
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    Simple reply

    Everyone else has great ideas about what you might have. I just want to mention going to a chiropractor for the eye problem. Maybe it's just that something is wrong with the nerves in your spine. My...
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    Well said!

    I'd have to agree with you 100%. You said a mouthful, but it was all very informative. I've been using for many years and I too stopped using Plaquenil and other meds because I replaced them with...
  7. Thread: Accupuncture

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    Ahhhh, acupuncture...

    I love acupuncture, been doing it for years. Sometimes I fall asleep on the table like I've been dosed with morphine. I've always used it for my lupus and body pain. Blue Cross covers it too! I mean...
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    Ah yes, weight!

    I stopped smoking and gained a lot of weight too. I'm always so tired from lupus that I don't feel like doing any exercise at all. You can take it slow and start with a diet regiman, just stop eating...
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    I'm all for it!

    I somtimes use it when I feel sick or nauseated. Since I live in San Francisco we have stores where you can buy it. Even if you get it outside of the normal way, I think if it helps you go for it....
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    Alternative Medicine/Remission

    I wanted to get off my meds almost 8 years ago when I was planning on having a baby. I had heard from two other lupies about an acupuncturist/botanist who had helped them get off their meds. I went...
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    Dragging a piano around...

    I'm so sick of feeling tired. I'm a mom of two and there's just so much to do it's so darn frustrating. I live in San Francisco so I'm always driving around the city doing this and that. I'd also...
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