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  1. Thread: Nodules

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    Nodules

    Has anyone else dealt with nodules? I have them on both forearms, the backs of my thighs and one on the bottom of my foot. They are painless but annoying and last a couple of months.
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    Regarding teeth

    If you don't mind me asking, do any of you have dental issues because of lupus? If so, what are they? I did learn from my new and much better dentist that dry mouth from SJOGRENS contributes to my...
  3. Thread: New job

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    Almost 5 months now. Confidence growing....

    Almost 5 months now. Confidence growing. Exhaustion still a big problem, especially on Fridays since it's always somebody's payday. I do NOT cook on Fridays! Coworkers know about my Lupus and are...
  4. Thread: New job

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    No free samples! But I can count money very...

    No free samples! But I can count money very quickly. Fatigue: ever present, always frustrating. I work drive up which involves lots of standing and moving. The first couple of weeks just about did...
  5. Thread: New job

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    New job

    Once again, I am starting a new career. I now work as a bank teller. I started 3 January. I have absolutely no prior experience in that field but am learning more each day. I told the manager when I...
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    Figuring things out

    I am 53. I was formally diagnosed with lupus 21 years ago but history tells me it went undiagnosed several decades before that - my dad was not one to allow women to go to doctors, another story for...
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    Been out of touch

    Hey all, here's hoping you are all surviving and thriving. Karma the service dog has been a real blessing! He, a shock to me and my husband, started alerting to my blood pressure shooting up. He's...
  8. Thread: Kombucha

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    Hi! It's me- Kombucha experimenter. I still drink...

    Hi! It's me- Kombucha experimenter. I still drink the stuff but not as much as i used to. Hubby drinks it several times a week and absolutely loves it. As for me, it has made a remarkable...
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    Hugs and prayers

    Hugs and prayers
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    Lupus panniculitis

    Do any old you have this variation of lupus? If so, what can you tell me about it? Thanks
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    Sjögren's syndrome

    Since I work for a doctor, I switched to her as my primary physician as well. It has been a few years since I had blood work done so she ran every test possible. I had to laugh, the results didn't...
  12. Thread: Sensitive skin

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    Sensitive skin

    "Life is too short to wear uncomfortable clothing". My skin, especially when I'm flaring, tends to be hypersensitive to material. If the garment is the least bit scratchy or snug, I absolutely can't...
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    Karma the amazing service dog

    Karma turned 2 June 14 and now weighs 100 pounds. Big, sturdy and the most loving sweetheart! He has been amazing when it comes to keeping me from face planting- a skill I'm an expert at, and...
  14. Thread: Supplements

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    Saysusie: I kid you not, the celery seed has...

    Saysusie: I kid you not, the celery seed has worked wonders! A word of warning- do NOT take celery seed capsules then go lay down for at least 1/2 hour. I did that one night. Burped while laying...
  15. Thread: New experience

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    Too weird!!! I've been having the exact same...

    Too weird!!! I've been having the exact same problem for a few months now. What is going on?
  16. Thread: Supplements

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    It isn't for lupus, but I take celery seed for...

    It isn't for lupus, but I take celery seed for high blood pressure and yes,for me,it has worked just as well as a prescription drug. My pulmonologist was shocked when I told him, but the numbers...
  17. Thread: Eye issue

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    Eye issue

    I know medical advice is not to be asked for or given on this forum but I hav a situation that I cannot get resolved anywhere else (my eye doctor and naturopath are both totally stumped) so I come to...
  18. Thread: Eye problems

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    Yeah, I'm done with my eye doctor: he just wanted...

    Yeah, I'm done with my eye doctor: he just wanted to treat the symptoms and not look for the cause. My Naturopath says I'm either allergic to something or Lupus was harassing my eyes. Eventually...
  19. Thread: Eye problems

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    Doc ruled out pinkeye. Talked to hi. This morning...

    Doc ruled out pinkeye. Talked to hi. This morning and he is thinking it is a systemic allergy- I'm allergic to myself!?! Not a surprise there. He suggested daily allergy drops in my eyes. $160 a...
  20. Thread: Eye problems

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    Eye problems

    January 11, later in the afternoon, my eyes starting having a thick yellowish discharge, that turned white, then clear and runny. I woke up the next morning with the whites of both eyes completely...
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    Prayers for you. Stay strong. I know you will.

    Prayers for you. Stay strong. I know you will.
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    I got the job!!!!!

    Starting Monday, December 1, I will be the Office Manager for a Naturopathic Physician!!!!!! I am over the moon excited!!!!! It will start out part time but grow to full time in a year. Had the...
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    I am working as a temp office worker now. ...

    I am working as a temp office worker now. Thankfully my husband works full time as a mail carrier so he takes care of most of the costs of living. The lack of steady employment has given me the...
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    Karma the service dog

    Hi everyone! I've not posted for quite some time so I thought I'd share an update on life with my service dog. To recap, I got Karma who's is a black lab, last summer at 8 weeks of age. He is 17...
  25. As difficult as it is, you must remain firm....

    As difficult as it is, you must remain firm. Repeat after me: " I'm sorry, but I cannot help you."
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