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  1. Thread: Monthly cycle?

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    I think that it is hormone related, that...

    I think that it is hormone related, that eostrogen is the trigger. At least that is what I read, is it true that after menopause - symptoms can lessen?
  2. Thread: Vertigo anyone?

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    Me too

    I have vertigo - on and off -sometimes very debilitating other times just when I lie down or move my head. There is actually a thing called the epley manouever.

    I have a very good GP - every...
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    You sound like just like you belong here. ...

    You sound like just like you belong here. Everything you describe including the failure to ascertain what is wrong is what others experience too. I like your doctor - she is prescribing what is...
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    This article talks about Lupus and Michael...

    This article talks about Lupus and Michael Jackson but appears poorly researched and more sensationalist than informative - here
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    Spock is indeed hot.

    Hands off the Spock.
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    I have already seen Star Trek twice and I have...

    I have already seen Star Trek twice and I have not seen any movie twice for years. I am an old trekkie fan - but this movie made it cool to be a geek.
  7. Thread: armpit pain?

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    No lumps in armpit but the pain has not subsided...

    No lumps in armpit but the pain has not subsided -comes on about 4 times a day for a half hour. Jeez this stuff is hard to fathom.
  8. Thread: armpit pain?

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    armpit pain?

    I am having regular shooting pans in my armpit -it is not swollen or tender. Also I have had a funny chest lately - like I can feel my heartbeat - hear it sense it and while it isnt fast I feel...
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    There is much evidence to suggest that autoimmune...

    There is much evidence to suggest that autoimmune conditions do go into remission in pregnancy - in fact with rheumatoid arthritis it is well documented - however once the baby is born there is a...
  10. Pityriasis Rosea - the christmas tree rash.

    Hey I had Pityriasis Rosea complicated by MRSA and what a great time trying to diagnose that - After steroid treatment, many swabs and many different treatments for both (from fungal to anti...
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    "Woke, once, the clays of a cold star..."

    Today I sunbathed. I was fully clothed but I lay beside a window with the sun coming inside. I made sure that no bare skin was exposed and I lay there soaking up the warmth on my back. I tell you...
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    Okay "all is well" was accidentally dismissive, I...

    Okay "all is well" was accidentally dismissive, I meant that knowledge helps you cope better with things.:huh:
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    Sounds like your rheumie is thorough and will get...

    Sounds like your rheumie is thorough and will get to the end of it..and yes it sounds like you do have some sort of autoimmune disorder. Take heart that once they find it you can start managing it...
  14. Thread: Skin Biopsy

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    They should do two skin tests , one in an area...

    They should do two skin tests , one in an area of exposure to sun - say arms and one without exposure like buttocks.

    A confluent stain with all five proteins implies a greater than 99 %...
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    I try not to think about it but sometimes I am...

    I try not to think about it but sometimes I am hit with a great pang of sadness when symptoms worsen and I am forced to think about it. I realise oh that's right the life you knew is over, this...
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    I would ask for them to point out which of the 11...

    I would ask for them to point out which of the 11 criteria that defines a Lupus diagnosis is pertinent to your child. I would also ask how these might be confused or mimicked by other autoimmune...
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    Isn't parvovirus b19 one of those infections that...

    Isn't parvovirus b19 one of those infections that can mimic Lupus? I mean I think I have read that it is one of those self limiting things that once gone - so goes the Lupus symptoms.

    I don't...
  18. Thread: Alcohol.

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    trial

    I had a small glass of bubbles last night at a dinner - 2 hours later a sinus flood begins. Maybe the demon drink isn't so good. Mt throat was so irritated. Or maybe it was the Malaysian...
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    hang on a minute.....

    Actually I think I have to point out that these races along with Polynesians and Asians are afflicted with Lupus in far greater numbers than Caucasians - so as we all know money is not thrown at this...
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    Waxing lyrical

    People - your creativity is coming out. It will be hard to carry on the crazy charade if this keeps up.

    Saysusie...we'll take our last stand on the beaches - but we will need adequate sunscreen.
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    I am sure I have a resident bar stool in both...

    I am sure I have a resident bar stool in both drinking establishments.
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    How wierd is that . I know that Lupus is more...

    How wierd is that . I know that Lupus is more prevalent in certain races but am surprised by the exclusion of a forum because of that - unless the site is about trying to find genetic and...
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    - I am positive it is all in your head...perhaps...

    - I am positive it is all in your head...perhaps you should take some multivitamins and for goodness sake get out in the sun.

    -Oh I have a rash like that but it is simply caused by age and...
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    Ever had a disease that is not a disease?

    Hello my name is Chas and I am a hyperventilation survivor. It has been 17 hours since my last sharp breath...

    Have you ever been diagnosed with hyperventilation syndrome? If so - don't be fooled...
  25. Thread: Alcohol.

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    Just wondering if anyone has been medically...

    Just wondering if anyone has been medically advised to steer clear of the demon liquid.
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