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  1. Thread: I had my baby!

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    Thanks everyone! I did try to post a picture,...

    Thanks everyone!
    I did try to post a picture, but my Internet filter blocks that photobucket website that St. James said to use for posting photos.
    Sorry.
    My other two kids adore her; a little...
  2. Thread: I had my baby!

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    I had my baby!

    I had my baby girl!
    Makelle Mae Peterson was born on March 25th. She was 5 lbs, 5 oz and 16.9 inches long.
    The entire situation surrounding her birth was full of little miracles. Iíll give...
  3. LIVE Lupus Chat Wed., Jan. 31st w/ Lupus Foundation of Ameri

    Hey Everybody!

    I get E-mails from the Lupus Foundation of America and just got this E-mail today:


    "LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC.
    PRESENTS

    A Live Web Chat
    Environmental Factors in...
  4. Thread: Pregnancy

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    Thank you so much. I know every prayer really...

    Thank you so much. I know every prayer really does help. I truly believe it's BECAUSE of the prayers that her heart improved so much in 3 weeks.
  5. Thread: Pregnancy

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    I'm not a first time mom, as I'm now pregnant...

    I'm not a first time mom, as I'm now pregnant with my 3rd, but this is my first pregnancy after my diagnosis. This happened after only 4 months of knowing I had Lupus so I was pretty scared about...
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    I also had food allergy testing done. It was...

    I also had food allergy testing done. It was interesting to see proof of some foods I already KNEW would make my Lupus-symptoms worse. I also found out about some foods I have severe reactions to...
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    Hey Peach, There have been alot of responses...

    Hey Peach,

    There have been alot of responses already, but I wanted to add my voice. I, too, am a military wife so I know how hard it is. My heart goes out to you because I understand first hand...
  8. Thread: Trazadone?

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    I took trazodone for awhile as well. I was...

    I took trazodone for awhile as well. I was having a terrible time falling asleep and then staying asleep because of the meds. I took trazodone on the nights when I really needed sleep (because I...
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    Whitney, I'm so sorry to hear of your...

    Whitney,

    I'm so sorry to hear of your experience. What an emotional rollercoaster those weeks must have been! Don't give up hope of a little one. It's amazing of what your body is capable of...
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    Hi again! I just had a thought. I was treated...

    Hi again!
    I just had a thought. I was treated for arthritis as a teenager and had trouble with doing things because of sore joints. I had a really hard time carrying my school books around in high...
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    Welcome Ruby Red! I'm not as young as you: 25....

    Welcome Ruby Red!

    I'm not as young as you: 25. I can only imagine how hard it would be to deal with this disease during your teenage years (I was just diagnosed this year).
    Living with this...
  12. Thread: New Member

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    Welcome! Even though most of us will never...

    Welcome! Even though most of us will never actually meet in person, you will find that we are all friends here, well, more like a second family. It's wonderful to know there are people out there...
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    Yeah, that's my husband's unit. We are trying to...

    Yeah, that's my husband's unit. We are trying to get reassigned to be near family since I've been sick and need help with my kids. So hopefully we won't be here when they get deployed. But they...
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    I know it's not technically considered an Energy...

    I know it's not technically considered an Energy drink, but have you ever tried the Emergen-C Vitamin C packets? They have other vitamins and minerals in them too. They claim to give you more...
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    Hi Tanyaw, Let me tell you that I understand...

    Hi Tanyaw,

    Let me tell you that I understand what you mean by wanting that third child. I had two children before my diagnosis in April and had already been trying for a year to get pregnant...
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    I've been trying to cut back on prednisone, too. ...

    I've been trying to cut back on prednisone, too. I was put on 60 mg in April, and I've slowly been cutting back since then. It seems that the lower the dosage I reach, the harder it is to cut back....
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    From what I've read and what doctors have told...

    From what I've read and what doctors have told me, women either get better or worse during pregnancy. Every woman is different. At least you had a few short periods of better health!
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    I had alot of trouble with nausea when I first...

    I had alot of trouble with nausea when I first got on prednisone and plaquinil. I found that if I took it about 30 minutes after eating breakfast in the morning, it helped. I think having an empty...
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    Hello 4hugs! I'm so sorry for the tough time...

    Hello 4hugs!

    I'm so sorry for the tough time you are having. Raising children and running a household is never easy, but it seems impossible when your body is on strike and you don't know why! I...
  20. Thread: Fed up!

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    Thanks so much guys for all the support! Your...

    Thanks so much guys for all the support! Your prayers helped because my husband just called saying that someone HAD stolen the grenade launcher and it was recovered. So he'll be home soon, thank...
  21. Thread: Fed up!

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    Fed up!

    Hey everyone.
    Just need to vent. Things have been really difficult this weekend. My husband is in the Army and apparently a grenade launcher was stolen. They called everyone in for "Lock Down",...
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    Oh, Jessica. I'm so sorry. My heart breaks for...

    Oh, Jessica. I'm so sorry. My heart breaks for you. I've had alot of trouble with bleeding and horrible cramps. It helps to stay down as much as possible with your feet elevated. Make sure to go...
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    Jessica, Here is what I mean by natural...

    Jessica,

    Here is what I mean by natural alternatives my natural medicine doctor put me on to control joint pain and inflammation:

    1. Berry Extract - 1 T/day. My doctor said that 1 1/2 C...
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    Hello Jessica! Congrats on the pregnancy! I...

    Hello Jessica!

    Congrats on the pregnancy! I am pregnant, too, only 12 weeks along. When I found out two months ago, I told my husband first and then immediately called my doctor. Luckily it was...
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    Hello our wonderful moderator! I'm sorry to...

    Hello our wonderful moderator!

    I'm sorry to hear about your headaches. Lately I've been having trouble with awful headaches twice a day since cutting back on the prednisone. I ran across an...
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