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    Re: THank you for all your helpful advice!!!!

    Be careful with the internet ;) I'm an A&E nurse and see people in early preganacy all the time. From my experience, I think you might find that they are referring to people who are 1-7 weeks...
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    Ok, firstly, Lupus is a new disease in terms of...

    Ok, firstly, Lupus is a new disease in terms of discovery, therefore, its difficult for people to tell how long one person will live or not, particularly in light of the very complex complications...
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    As a nurse, I know of no natural ways of doing...

    As a nurse, I know of no natural ways of doing this, other than leading as healthy a life as you can, eating well and ensuring you don't have contact with people with possible illnesses.

    I know...
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    From the limited info you've given, it sounds...

    From the limited info you've given, it sounds like an abcess (or boil)... nothing sinister. If its that painful, see your doc and they'll probably give you a course of antibiotics or think about...
  5. Sorry Saysusie, Can I just correct you, Crohns...

    Sorry Saysusie,

    Can I just correct you, Crohns and UC sufferers come under the umbrella term of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, however, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a non life threatening disease.
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    I read Talking About Lupus by Dr Graham Hughes...

    I read Talking About Lupus by Dr Graham Hughes recently, I'd recommend it to anyone!
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    Just a curiosity, but has anyone tested you for...

    Just a curiosity, but has anyone tested you for Cushings? I was tested and was thankfully negative to that, but your symptoms may be related. Although, as Saysusie says, it may be just pred!
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    Hi Sole, From a medical point of view, not...

    Hi Sole,

    From a medical point of view, not having symptoms, then having them the next day is just called a good day. Remission basically describes a prolonged period of time free of symptoms.
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    Hiya, I had a look about and it seems that no...

    Hiya,

    I had a look about and it seems that no sites agree! A couple said that anything less than 1:320 was negative, but they also said that a negative value rules out SLE, which isn't true since...
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    Hiya, Yeah, I seem to have a strong family...

    Hiya,

    Yeah, I seem to have a strong family history... My dad had SLE, sadly died a couple of years ago, my mum has various related autoimmune diseases and related problems, although has not had a...
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    I'd find it hillarious if my doc told me not to...

    I'd find it hillarious if my doc told me not to get sick, I seem to get sick all the time... one of my many problems!

    Solesinger, Mitch is right... if you have a sinus infection, it can cause...
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    Yup, I thought that too, just thought I'd alert...

    Yup, I thought that too, just thought I'd alert the mods to a wee flamer in the midsts :)
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    For Missy, Solumedrol is just...

    For Missy,

    Solumedrol is just Methylprednisolone, a different name for prednisolone, oddly.
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    I think I said this somewhere else, but my mum...

    I think I said this somewhere else, but my mum had four plugs put in (three times!) for Sjrogen's. For her, they didn't work, they kept working their way out to the surface and causing irritation and...
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    Hiya, I just checked the conversion tables and...

    Hiya,

    I just checked the conversion tables and to be honest, I wouldn't concider your rise in temp as a fever either, sorry. I'm a nurse in the UK, we don't concider anything below 38 degrees,...
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    Hope it goes well :D

    Hope it goes well :D
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    Hey SuzyQ, Have they tested you for Sjogren's?...

    Hey SuzyQ,

    Have they tested you for Sjogren's? Just curious as it effects the salivary glands as well as the eyes.

    Best of luck!
  19. Hi Dandoon, Glad to hear you've been well,...

    Hi Dandoon,

    Glad to hear you've been well, that's great news!

    I've never heard of anyone "recovering" from Lupus unless it was a wrong diagnosis... I've done a ton of reading (lol). But, and...
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    Congrats 8) Sorry to hear you are going to...

    Congrats 8)

    Sorry to hear you are going to have surgery, don't worry about the anesthesia, the docs won't do it if they don't think you're up to it, which I'm sure you are!!!! If you've managed...
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    I've just read the whole thread again and decided...

    I've just read the whole thread again and decided to expand my answer ;)

    If I feel a migraine coming on, as I do now... I make sure I put on my glasses, I only need them for reading, usually...
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    Can you get your doctor to support your case?...

    Can you get your doctor to support your case? Either by writing an in depth history or by coming to the hearing with you? Might help.

    My mum went though hoops that caused her to be so much more...
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    Tell me about it! I'm walking around the house...

    Tell me about it! I'm walking around the house tonight like I'm a 90 year old woman, holding onto walls incase my body collapses under me. Mad!
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    Women actually produce testosterone too, only in...

    Women actually produce testosterone too, only in lower values ;)
  25. Quite a few Lupus sufferers have a negative ANA....

    Quite a few Lupus sufferers have a negative ANA. My dad was negative for a few years, yet highly symptomatic. A good rhumy will look at the symptoms, not just the bloods.

    Best of luck,

    Claire x
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