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  1. Thread: New

    by brandywine
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    Hi Leah, woah sounds like it's been rough for...

    Hi Leah,

    woah sounds like it's been rough for your family!!!! But good on your son for doing so well at school despite everything.

    How is your daughter handling all this? She's at a terrible...
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    See a doctor ASAP. You have described some neuro...

    See a doctor ASAP. You have described some neuro 'red flag' symptoms there, especially having all this happen to just one side of your body.

    Best wishes
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    Hi FedUp, sounds pretty awful. Diagnosing...

    Hi FedUp,

    sounds pretty awful.

    Diagnosing Lupus is really difficult, because most of the symptoms are subjective. However there are blood tests that are pretty specific to Lupus. Yet the...
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    I'm not the best one to comment, but all the...

    I'm not the best one to comment, but all the forum members who have had babies themselves probs won't be online for another 12 hours or so, and you seem a bit upset.

    There are members here who...
  5. HAHAHAHAHAHA No Iím not Asian. Iím about as white...

    HAHAHAHAHAHA No Iím not Asian. Iím about as white as you can get before you hit albino. Hard work and deference to your parents arenít virtues exclusive to Asians! :-p

    I have found that almost...
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    Go to the pharmacy and look at their 'soap...

    Go to the pharmacy and look at their 'soap substitute/allergies' section, ie Cetaphil or QV lotion. I love the Cetaphil range, always use their facial wash.

    Also, if you are itchy after a shower,...
  7. I'm trying to get into a rheumatologist too, the...

    I'm trying to get into a rheumatologist too, the only one in the town where I am has 'closed her books' until after easter. My GP called to try and convince her into taking me on as a special...
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    Oh I agree, I used to work at Riding for the...

    Oh I agree, I used to work at Riding for the Disabled, and even though our horses there were selected and trained to be near-comatose, I've watched kids fall off, bucked off and bolted with.
    ...
  9. Never owned a horse but ridden intermittently...

    Never owned a horse but ridden intermittently while growing up.

    Last summer holidays I spent working at a horse farm that trained showjumpers and ran horse treks and holiday camps for kids. I...
  10. Thread: Nosebleed

    by brandywine
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    I get nosebleeds too, and if I get a cut I bleed...

    I get nosebleeds too, and if I get a cut I bleed like a stuck pig.

    Apparently my platelets are stuck in my spleen, so I bleed easily. Also, air conditioning really irritates the inside of my nose...
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    Okay that makes more sense now, I'm riding...

    Okay that makes more sense now, I'm riding english dressage, not western. My horse has a huge up-and-down trot (good for dressage), so sitting is incredibly bouncy but rising is smooth and easy. When...
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    Sorry forgot to mention that I discussed this...

    Sorry forgot to mention that I discussed this with my GP and she says that it is fine as long as I keep to the precautions I outlined. But if I had insurance, they use that as a get-out clause. So...
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    Going against medical advice

    I'm naughty.

    I have a spleen that enlarges sometimes, and sticks right past my ribcage. The biggest no-no when this happens is to participate in a contact sport, because it's so tense and...
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    Working is wonderful. I hope you enjoy your job...

    Working is wonderful. I hope you enjoy your job and get a big boost out of it. There's nothing worse than being unemployed!
  15. Well I’m a newbie, just got diagnosed with lupus...

    Well I’m a newbie, just got diagnosed with lupus last week. But I’ve had poor health for a while now.

    I’m from NZ, so I get access to Medicare in Aussie, and my family are a direct flight away. I...
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    Spleeney spleen spleen

    Anyone else having troubles with their spleen and/or liver?

    My spleen has more than doubled in size and is giving me grief. Last year it infarcted a few times (lost bits of it's blood supply and...
  17. Also it's worth pointing out that marijuana is...

    Also it's worth pointing out that marijuana is not a homogenous substance.

    There are different varieties which contain different proportions of THC and the other active substances, therefore...
  18. I have had some *cough* experience in this...

    I have had some *cough* experience in this area....

    If you are after marijuana for therapeutic use, don't smoke it. Not only do you get all the lung damage (worse than smoking), you get a short...
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    I'm taking sertraline (Zoloft) 100mg and I swear...

    I'm taking sertraline (Zoloft) 100mg and I swear I'm gonna take it until the day I die. I'll be a little old lady in an armchair at a rest home, still taking my sertraline. I was very lucky that the...
  20. Hey lupiebro, I'm from overseas, currently...

    Hey lupiebro,

    I'm from overseas, currently studying medicine in Australia.

    Many people say that working in a medical field with Lupus isn't impossible - but there's a few issues before you get...
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    I'm halfway through my medical degree

    So. Last week my GP called to say my blood test results were back and look more like SLE than the RA I suspected I had.

    I'm 27, and studying to become a doctor. I have this year and one more to...
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