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    Hi there Dinosaur Yes my right cheeks flushes...

    Hi there Dinosaur
    Yes my right cheeks flushes more often and severely than the left. Tingliness is also common when a flush i comming on, but i don't get a dry feeling as my skin is natrually a...
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    Hi there I have been thinking more about what...

    Hi there

    I have been thinking more about what my Derm said last week...

    He said i have both Rosacea (flushing) and Lupus, but that in his opinion i have mild cutaneous lupus, not onset SLE or...
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    Hi there Yes i have heard that about the generic...

    Hi there
    Yes i have heard that about the generic version too (something about the med's fillers??). In fact going off my reading-memory, in DJ Wallace's 'The Lupus Book' he gets people to try the...
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    Yip Derm said definely both Rosacea and Lupus....

    Yip Derm said definely both Rosacea and Lupus. Ahhhh. I'm going to see if i can stick it out with just the Plaquenil and Doxy but might have to get on Clonidine if the flushing continues for too much...
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    Lupus plus Rosacea???

    Hi there
    I am currently being monitored for either DILE drug-induced lupus or onset SLE, however the Rheums team at my local hospital are leaning towards DILE from acne medication isotretinoin,...
  6. Thread: migraines

    by Shantelle
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    Hi there I don't know if this info might be...

    Hi there
    I don't know if this info might be helpful for you, but i'd been battling migraine headaches for years and only now (being monitored for DILE or onset SLE offically since Sept) i'm...
  7. Hi Isablue. I hope you sell all the art you want...

    Hi Isablue.
    I hope you sell all the art you want to sell :-) That is alot of driving- do you get rashes from the sun comming through the driver side window? My father is going to put UV tints on my...
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    Heya D J Wallace's "The Lupus Book' is very...

    Heya

    D J Wallace's "The Lupus Book' is very insightful. See: http://www.amazon.com/Lupus-Book-Guide-Patients-Families/dp/019537309X/ref=pd_mw_b_1?ie=UTF8&s=books

    Best, Shantelle
  9. I know how you feel, your not alone in this. I...

    I know how you feel, your not alone in this. I hybernated last Summer because I was always overheated and flushed and sun sensitive. At that time I didn't even know i'd soon be heading down the...
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    Yes Plaquenil is one of those things that can be...

    Yes Plaquenil is one of those things that can be taken for years and years and is sometimes said to be Lupus Life Insurance. Nowadays they say it is better to keep taking it than stop, even through...
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    Hi there I know exactly how you feel. My face...

    Hi there
    I know exactly how you feel. My face looks awful too. I've got burning, redness, broken capillaries on my right cheek from the burning now, can't tolerate any direct sun, and still have two...
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    Thanks both for the information and advice, much...

    Thanks both for the information and advice, much appreciated :-)
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    Cutaneous / skin questions etc

    Hi everyone

    I had my first appnt with a Rheum team (1 trainee and 1 experienced) and found them extremely helpful and knowledgable. They are monitoring me over the next 6 months for onset SLE or...
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    Hi Bunnie Thanks for your reply... Goodness me,...

    Hi Bunnie
    Thanks for your reply... Goodness me, i'm glad the toenails grew back! I'm in Wk7 of Plaquenil but still seem to be having a flare of some sort because my fingers are still swollen and red...
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    Hi there Allisono I am in a similar situation...

    Hi there Allisono

    I am in a similar situation as you are: currently borderline Lupus, with photosensitivity, rashes, fatigue, chillblains/finger swelling and I have the positive anti-dsDNA result....
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    Hi there Thanks fo your reply and helpful info...

    Hi there

    Thanks fo your reply and helpful info :-)

    Do you think you might get tested for Lupus?? Sorry to hear about your bleeding under nails, sounds very painful!

    While visiting mum today...
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    Swollen finger pads and red nail beds

    Hi everyone

    I've had problems with fingers for a 3 months now i.e. red nail beds, a little swelling, itching, blistering, red streaks under the skin from finger tips to knuckles. When i began...
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    Hi there This might prove helpful reading:...

    Hi there

    This might prove helpful reading: http://www.hopkinslupus.org/lupus-treatment/lupus-medications/antimalarial-drugs/

    Quinacrine is another antimalarial; other names for this med are...
  19. Thread: Plaquenil

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    Thanks for your help :-) It doesn't look like...

    Thanks for your help :-) It doesn't look like there is much info on Lupus or autoantibodies effecting blood vessels. I rang the Derm but he is overseas, so another Derm called back to assist me and...
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    Plaquenil

    Hi all

    New here with some Plaquenil questions.

    Does Plaquenil aid in strengthening the skin? my skin is very thin and fragile at the moment.

    Does it aid in calming inflammation re blood...
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