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    Miss Sunshine - Nothing is good in excess,...

    Miss Sunshine -

    Nothing is good in excess, but the occasional cocktail should not hurt as long as your docs say its OK! I know that having a couple drinks puts a much cheerier perspective on...
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    Hi Tydene, Yes! I can totally relate - Im in...

    Hi Tydene,

    Yes! I can totally relate - Im in CA and when the weather begins to change, i feel it. I have to stay completely bundled at night or I will wake up from the joint pain.

    If it is...
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    The Blues..What do you Do?

    Hi All -

    I am happy to see the site back up and running!

    Lately, it seems like my stress level has been kicked into high gear, having been laid off from my job, and then starting a job I...
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    Hi Traceeo! Now, Im not a doctor.. but it...

    Hi Traceeo!

    Now, Im not a doctor.. but it sounds like its more of a vascular thing - especially if your teeth checked out OK after your last root canal. I know my gums bleed now (im only on...
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    Hi Ruby, That's what we're here for - so you...

    Hi Ruby,

    That's what we're here for - so you can vent, cry, smile, etc! I know my family is especially sick (he he) of listening to me talk about how tired I am, how much I ache, etc.. Coming...
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    Hi Cinnamon, I've been single digits in...

    Hi Cinnamon,

    I've been single digits in clothes, and Im now a high double digit - but I always remember that if this is why my body needs, and I feel like crap and think I look like it too, its...
  7. Thread: headaches

    by chal23
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    Hi Erin, Your headaches sound a lot like...

    Hi Erin,

    Your headaches sound a lot like Cluster Headaches, which was the prelude to my lupus diagnosis - and believe me, I know the pain you are suffering!!! No matter what OTC I took, NOTHING...
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    Wow - thanks Ladies. Traceo - had no idea that...

    Wow - thanks Ladies. Traceo - had no idea that was a side affect. I looked everywhere (it was initially making me quesy..) and saw a few things about nausea, but nothing about appetite supression...
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    Plaquenil and Weight Loss

    I've been taking Plaquenil for a week, and have lost 12 pounds. Anyone have similar affects early into Plaquenil?

    Many thanks.. Love and light and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!

    Chal
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    Love the humor girls - and Shannie - I would love...

    Love the humor girls - and Shannie - I would love to hear about your "game"! That's great.

    Just had to <rant?> post about that.. especially for anyone who is looking for answers or discouraged by...
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    I found a couple links.. which maybe a good read...

    I found a couple links.. which maybe a good read

    http://www.lupusmn.org/Education/Articles/HeadachesandSystemicLupus.htm

    http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic229.htm
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    HI Andrea, I am happy to find you here - I...

    HI Andrea,

    I am happy to find you here - I was diagnosed with Cluster Headaches in 2004 after suffering in constant and as we know - the WORST pain possible on the face (no pun :)) of the earth....
  13. Thread: Ulcer on Leg?

    by chal23
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    Ulcer on Leg?

    this may fall under GoodnightJuneBug's post, but has anyone out there experienced an ulcer anywhere other than the mouth or nose? I have (what I thought was an ingrown hair) an ulcer on my leg, by my...
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    Doctor didnt take me seriously...

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share this interesting note with you, even as this is only like my 3rd post!

    We all know the struggles with getting our symptoms taken seriously - but what do you do,...
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    Prior to dx with Lupus, I had a LARGE, but bening...

    Prior to dx with Lupus, I had a LARGE, but bening tumor removed from my breast, but I was otherwise very healthy. It was about a year after this that my Lupus symptoms really began to manifest in the...
  16. Thread: HEADACHE!!!

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    Re: HEADACHE!!!

    Hi Deana,

    Im new to this forum as well - and very sorry to hear about your Trigeminal N!! Your experience sounds just like mine - I began having cluster headaches in 2003 (which, I KNOW what kind...
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    Newly Diagnosed.. and NO one understands

    Hi all,

    I am so happy to find this site - and the many words of encouragement. It gives me a great sense of optomism that there are others out there who can understand what its like to deal with...
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