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    Is it possible you have a blood clot? Is it both...

    Is it possible you have a blood clot? Is it both sides? Or just one leg? I am suffering phlebitis at the moment and the pain in my calves has been very bad, with some knee pain as well.
  2. eek, chilblains in summer? or is it vasculitis? PLUS, phlebitis at the same time?

    Anybody have phlebitis with chilblain/vasculitis symptoms? Do they seem to run together (since they're both vascular related)? And has anybody successfully get rid of chilblain? I'm going on a month...
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    Benadryl! Try it, see if it works for you. This...

    Benadryl! Try it, see if it works for you. This has been happening to me a lot lately (although I am undiagnosed). Also, if you're finding it happening after being outside, wear your sunscreen.

    I...
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    Thank you for your responses everyone. I did go...

    Thank you for your responses everyone. I did go to my primary the other day and she "thinks" I have a mold allergy, which is causing me to be so incredibly itchy. She prescribed a six day course of...
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    Desitin is a zinc cream I think. I may try that...

    Desitin is a zinc cream I think. I may try that one night, if it's so bad I can't sleep. I was incredibly itchy all last night - the palms of my hands and soles of my feet felt itchy-burny. I could...
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    Thanks Mica. I checked out that cream, but it's...

    Thanks Mica. I checked out that cream, but it's lanolin and last time I used that my hands felt like they were burning off lol. I think I am allergic. :( And yes, autoimmune stuff is so hard to sort...
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    Malar Rash question

    Hello folks,
    I haven't posted in quite a while, since I had a second rheumy indicate that my only diagnosis would be fibromyalgia. However, I remain to be skeptical since no doc would re-do my ANA...
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    My son, who is now 8, has had seizures for two...

    My son, who is now 8, has had seizures for two years and had to take meds to prevent them. He doesn't have lupus, but I thought I'd share his story too.

    He was sick with what I thought was a cold...
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    vent about docs, and advice please?

    I didn't know what to call this thread or where to post it. I hope I'm in an OK place.

    My problem: I have had it with rheumatologists who are so few and far between in this state that they can be...
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    thank you everyone for your responses. it means a...

    thank you everyone for your responses. it means a lot to have a place to come to to vent about all of this...

    At this time, there is no rheumatologist accepting new patients within a 2 hr drive of...
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    I have gotten the results on my blood tests, and...

    I have gotten the results on my blood tests, and it really hasn't helped lol. The ANA isn't displayed in the titer format and I have no clue how to read it. I scored a 7, and the normal range is...
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    wishing you the best of luck today at your...

    wishing you the best of luck today at your appointment
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    Not diagnosed, but lots of questions...

    Hi there, I am starting to learn/read up a lot on SLE after getting a positive ANA test about two months ago, and having been referred to see a rheumatologist. My ANA at that screen was 1:640,...
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