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    Asking for some prayers

    Hi all,
    I am unsure if I've mentioned it before, but my fiance had 2 strokes when he was 15 years old. Turns out, he had what is called an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) in his brain. He has had...
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    I can definitely do that! I can even create links...

    I can definitely do that! I can even create links to post so you guys can still see pictures! I wish the picture feature worked. I'd love to update mine, seeing as how I look nothing like I do in my...
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    I still take my plaquenil (300mg) as well as...

    I still take my plaquenil (300mg) as well as prednisone and a few other supplements and my Keppra for seizures. He said that since I've been symptom free for quite some time that he is willing to...
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    Big changes coming my way!

    I have been on many different medications since my diagnosis. One that I hated the most was Methotrexate. My doctor, after 7 years, has finallydecided to attempt to take me off of it, since it made...
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    They are not allowed to discriminate because of...

    They are not allowed to discriminate because of you having lupus. That's SO illegal, they can get in so much trouble.

    When I go to interviews for anything, I make sure to kind of hide that detail...
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    It feels amazing to be back! Ethan has been a big...

    It feels amazing to be back! Ethan has been a big help with keeping up my positive attitude. Thank you so much! Our wedding is going to be on May 20, 2017. We're having an outdoor ceremony at...
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    Hey, remember me!? :)

    Hello!
    It has been a really long time since I have been on this forum. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Ashley Russo. I am 23 years old (joined whl when I was 16 years old). I was...
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    Lupus Loop!

    I was so excited today to find out that there is a lupus walk coming to pittsburgh in september!

    I want to try to raise as much money and awareness as possible! I'm going to attach the link to...
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    lyme disease

    Hey all. I found out today from my doctor that I have lyme disease from a tick bite. I found a weird rash on my leg last week and I have been sick for the last two. At least I have an explanation for...
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    Thank you! It definitely wasn't easy dealing with...

    Thank you! It definitely wasn't easy dealing with Lupus and undergrad at the same time!! Well post graduation, since i've qualified for this study, i'm going to focus on that and working at the zoo...
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    Amazing news!

    Hey all!
    I've been in an awful flare for a little while now. It all started with the passing of my beloved chinchilla, Elmer. This stress of my loss put me in a flare. But on a happier note, I have...
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    Swollen eyelids.

    I have never experienced this, but it's EXTREMELY inconvenient and flat out ANNOYING.
    My top eye lids are really swollen. So swollen to the point where they are folding in. What could this be a sign...
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    Melatonin linked to Lupus flares?

    I've recently read an article that said Melatonin has been linked to causing Lupus flares.
    I've started taking melatonin recently and i have started feeling really crappy.

    Has any one else...
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    Life Update!

    Hi all!
    It's been a while since I've been on here, but my life has been so chaotic, that I just haven't had the time!
    I just finished up with my last college musical. We performed "A Very Potter...
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    This is amazing news to hear! I see that you're...

    This is amazing news to hear! I see that you're from Pennsylvania. So am I! What part? I'm from Pittsburgh!
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    New back issues.

    So I have been experiencing a new kind of pain.
    I have really bad spine/back pains and randomly the pain will radiate down towards my butt/leg.

    I have never had this happen before. It scares me...
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    Hi! My name is Ashley. I was diagnosed with...

    Hi!
    My name is Ashley. I was diagnosed with Lupus January 12, 2009. At the time, I was 16 years old. Now, i'm a 21 year old senior in college. When I was first admitted into the hospital for lupus...
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    How to soothe a rash?

    Hey all.
    So i've never really experienced a lupus face rash before until now, which kind of worries me...especially since i've actually been feeling quite well lately. I don't understand why out of...
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    Dental problems?

    Hi guys!! I was wondering if anyone else has experienced an increase in dental problems since being diagnosed with Lupus. For example, I have had one cavity in my 21 years of life...but I went to the...
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    Kidney Biopsy?

    I had a few of my labs come in.

    My BUN was higher than normal.
    My sed-rate (which usually stays at like, 4) was 28
    My Anti dsDNA (which i had no idea what it was) was 117.8 when the normal...
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    Livid

    I have posted in the symptoms thread about me having a UTI. I was able to pick up my prescriptions today and I am SO happy that I decided to read the papers that come with the pills before taking...
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    Update.

    Hi all,
    So I ended up having to go to the emergency room today. Last night, I was urinating blood and it was literally one of the most painful experiences I've had in a long while. Turns out I have...
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    Hi! What part of PA are you from? I'm from...

    Hi! What part of PA are you from? I'm from Pittsburgh :)
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    Potential kidney issues

    Hi all.
    I feel like every time I make a post anymore, its bad news and not good. :/

    I think I may be having kidney issues. My mid and/or lower back has been KILLING me lately. I know it's not...
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    Thank you so much

    Thank you so much
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