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  1. Thread: sjogrens

    by AnnMarie
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    lymph nodes

    hi,
    my doc says he is sure i have sjodrens, as well as symptoms of lupus and sclerderma . please excuse my spelling and typing, i am in a cast and highly medicated. the lumps that i get are in my...
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    bustis to sepsis

    hi all,

    i just got out of 3 weeks in the hospital. my bursitis that i was complaining about turned into an infection and spread to my elbow joint and bone. i am typing w/one hand so excuse the...
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    temp sensitive

    Hi,
    Yes I have raynauds also,but 13 years ago when I first had problem with my immune system I would go from hot to cold. It would be 10 degrees outside and my work partner would have to stop the...
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    Hurts like heck.

    Hi all,

    I got this splint type cast off and my arm looks worse. I did call the auto-immune doc and he told me to wait it out w/the ortho and to continue w/the strong antibiotics. He said that he...
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    bursitis/argh!

    hi all,

    have not posted in a while. i am typing in lower case because my arm is in a soft cast. my bursitis never went away. i thought i could just live w/it and then i was told to go to an...
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    Me too.

    Yes,
    I had terrible pain and horrid periods that would lay me up due to so much pain.

    In my thirties I ran a 5k and had so much pain that I felt like I was going into labor. I had a C section in...
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    Jus' me

    Hmmmm,
    This is interesting. I thought that I was just a Brute. This explains those horrid colored bruises that show up everywhere. I just thought I was hitting body parts and not remembering. I mean...
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    OK

    Thanks, I will. I'll bring this info to my family doctor and see what she has to say.
    much appreciated,
    Annmarie
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    It's back!

    Darn!, My elbow looks like it has a golf bowl attached to it. It is hot and painful. The cortisone shot worked for a little while but it just came back full blown. My doctors is in Greece on vacation...
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    Bursitis or gout

    Hi everyone.

    OK I was told it was either bursitis or gout. I will know on Monday from my family practitioner, actually she was the nurse practitioner. I was sent for blood test and an xray. The...
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    reach higher

    Ruthie.

    Keep going to school and studying. You could improve, and the progression of medical based science may bring a cure or something close to it.

    We need good, compassionate teachers!
    ...
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    mystifying

    Hi and welcome.

    Your story was educational for me and I am glad you generously shared it. For all those women, and men, that have shared similar experiences, this proves that diligence is...
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    Flare

    Welcome,

    I am also fairly new here. At age 35 my specialist told me I had an autoimmune disease but I was too busy working, going to school, taking care of a home and a child by myself to be...
  14. Isolation

    Hi,

    Thank goodness we are out of the worst part of the cold and flu season. I am much older than you and back in college. When cold and flu season strikes, I have to isolate myself from my fellow...
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    Hmmm

    Hi Susan,

    My ANA shows positive but there are markers for other diseases in my blood. AKA, Sjordrens and Scleroderma. All are autoimmune, perhaps the other blood test were to see if you had these...
  16. Mystery Diagnosos

    Hi,

    I understand your frustration. Stay on it.

    The other night while channel surfing, I watched a TV show called "Mystery Diagnosis". There was a woman on the show that was in her fifties and...
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    tapering

    Hi Keea,

    Welcome. I found that my stomach settled as the dosage got lower. I also found the prednisone to be almost miraculous. It took all the swelling down in my glands. I started out like you...
  18. Thread: swollen eyes?

    by AnnMarie
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    part of the disease

    Hi Folks,
    My specialist informed which was quite some time ago, that the swollen itchy eyes, should be treated as conjunctivitis. It is one of the odd things that happen to people w/auto immune...
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    Figured that

    Thanks all,

    I suspected it. I just did not think I would get this kind of swelling while on prednisone. I hate to admit it but I am still in denial over this, hence the make believe it isn't there...
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    Tennis Elbow????

    Hi Everyone,

    Well, if any of you are like me, I'd rather walk barefoot on nails than see any of my doctors. I tend to ignore things and hope they resolve themselves. When things do not resolve...
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    hat

    Thank folks,
    hey there are some really cool hats out there w/brims. You were all correct. I look artsy and maybe even fit in better with those youngsters in my class. They think my hats are cool. I...
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    just sick

    Hi ladies,

    I lost so much weight that people were asking me is I had cancer? Gosh I have gained a few pounds but I imagine i must have looked real bad.

    When I got the mysterious rash, I hid. I...
  23. Thread: Toxins

    by AnnMarie
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    Toxins

    Hi all,
    Rob mentioned that he was researching toxins as a possible trigger to our disease(s). As mentioned in an earlier message, years ago I got pneumonia and it was thought to have triggered my...
  24. Thread: scleroderma

    by AnnMarie
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    Heartfelt Thanks

    To all of you,

    I can not express the thanks for your words of encouragement. Also for your incite and knowledge on our diseases. I can sigh with relief that I am a place where I will not be...
  25. Thread: scleroderma

    by AnnMarie
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    scleroderma

    Hello everyone,
    I am back after researching like crazy.
    You might not remember me but I had posted that I was diagnoses with Lupus a couple a months ago. Since then, I was told that I have many of...
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