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    Methotrexate and prednisone

    So my Rheumy put me on methotrexate because my joint pain and swelling has become so severe. My hands look like a gorilla's! Really attractive for a single girl! Man-hands....

    Anyway, the...
  2. I won disability for lupus. Once when I was 22....

    I won disability for lupus. Once when I was 22. It took a lot of work - but finally we got it. I had to sit in a trial with my attorney, a judge, and someone representing the state telling all the...
  3. Thread: Kidney biopsy

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    Missy - That is great news! And hey -...

    Missy -

    That is great news! And hey - everything with lupus seems "unusual"!! I hope you have an unusually quick recovery, and an unusually happier, healthier life! :D

    Take care - take it...
  4. Hi Missy - I'm sorry to hear about what you...

    Hi Missy -

    I'm sorry to hear about what you are going through. I always felt fortunate to have never gone through kidney problems. I've heard how hard that can be. And I went through 6 years of...
  5. My dr just put me on Methotrexate. I take 5 pills...

    My dr just put me on Methotrexate. I take 5 pills once a week. I just took my second dose today - so I'm not feeling the benefits, unfortunately. I've been taking Plaquenil for 15 years. It used to...
  6. Hi Jennie - I flare every now and then. Since...

    Hi Jennie -

    I flare every now and then. Since my diagnosis many years ago, I have had issues here and there. I had a few serious hosipital stays but in the last few years I was doing pretty well....
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    increased joint pain

    Hi Saysusie -

    I thought your comments on FM were very interesting. I was diagnosed with RA incorrectly when I was 14 and then at 17 they discovered I had SLE. I'm 29 now and have had a relatively...
  8. I'm new to this forum - age 29 - diagnosed at age 17

    Hi, I'm Laney from Jacksonville, Florida. Although my mother and I can remember symptoms starting when I was about 11 yrs old, I was first diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 14 yrs old...
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