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    I'm not sure what your rheumy meant by...

    I'm not sure what your rheumy meant by "diagnostic purposes", but prednisone is really just a corticosteroid/anti-inflammatory. They use it for all sorts of things. My sister was actually prescribed...
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    I've been in the midst of a bad flare for a month...

    I've been in the midst of a bad flare for a month or so now so my dosages keep going up. I am on 400 mg of Plaquenil a day, 30 mg of prednisone a day, 500 mg of sulfasalazine a day, and 20 mg of...
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    I know when I had tendonitis I had really bad...

    I know when I had tendonitis I had really bad tingling in my fingers, but I also had huge lumps on my wrists. I didn't have broken veins or discoloration either. It could really be a variety of...
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    I know its hard to leave a job you love, but when...

    I know its hard to leave a job you love, but when your health is involved its probably for the best.

    I resigned from my position at the beginning of October and filed for disability myself so I...
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    Injectible Methotrexate?

    I have overlapping lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and my doctor recommends that I go on the injectible version of methotrexate because I'm having a lot of nausea with the pill form. I really really...
  6. night sweats

    I get those a LOT. My boyfriend and I get into tiffs because I need the A/C on but he freezes when it is. I'm hoping it'll get easier come winter, but I have a feeling we'll just be fighting about...
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    That's me!

    I am the QUEEN of its all in your head.

    I started out with achy knees... its just cause I'm standing all day.
    My muscles become painful... its just all that lifting I did earlier(even when there...
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    A history of Lupus?

    I was just curious how many of you with Lupus have family members with this illness?

    I ask because I have no one in my family with it. Not it or anything related to it. I'm actually concerned...
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    re: quitting work?

    I know what you are going through. I am suffering from severe fatigue, pericarditis, costo chrondritis, and probably some depression.

    I am also trying to go to school part-time which is making...
  10. Thread: Howdy!

    by polly pop
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    Howdy!

    Hi, my name is Lindsay. I'm 22, and after an extensive hospital visit, was diagnosed with lupus on April 2. I've probably had it for at least a year now, but just didn't want to believe I was as...
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