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    I finally did get my complement test results...

    I finally did get my complement test results back- just took a few weeks longer than the other bloodwork. My C3 has increased (88 to 95) and is now in the normal range (>90). Curiously, my total...
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    Test results after 3 months of treatment

    Hi all!

    I was diagnosed with SLE three months ago but put on plaquenil. My case seemed mild and besides my physical symptoms, the only concerning lab results were a very high ANA and a low C3...
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    Thanks for the info. I self-diagnosed this pain...

    Thanks for the info. I self-diagnosed this pain as stemming from my scalenes, but I have been diagnosed with trigger points from my pain management specialist, who prescribed me lyrica, and...
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    I haven't heard about prednisone being a...

    I haven't heard about prednisone being a treatment for chronic myofascial pain, but I am not on any steroids right now.
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    Myofascial pain and treatment

    I was diagnosed with lupus about 6 weeks ago, and have just started treatment. My most painful lupus symptom is what I've self-diagnosed as chronic myofascial pain. From my understanding,...
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    Its good that the treatment is helping. If in...

    Its good that the treatment is helping. If in the future you get a doctor that recommends surgery to fuze C5/C6, do get a second opinion. My first doctor recommended that for me, and three other...
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    Nope, no raised whelps. And it most commonly...

    Nope, no raised whelps. And it most commonly happens in the morning shortly after I wake up or mid afternoon at work, so I can't specifically relate it to sunlight. Glad to know I'm not the only...
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    Extreme itchy skin without a rash?

    I'm recently diagnosed and haven't had any of the standard skin symptoms, no rash at all. But I've had a few bouts were my skin (forearms mainly) gets very itchy. There is no rash at all- I think...
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    Studies have shown some positive benefits of...

    Studies have shown some positive benefits of particular vitamins/minerals for some SLE sufferers. Omega 3's/ fish oils in high doses for example. Also, there are many vitamin deficiencies that seem...
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    Burning nerve pain down my arms and numb thumbs...

    Burning nerve pain down my arms and numb thumbs was one of my early symptoms, before I was diagnosed with lupus. I had neurosurgeons take MRIs to look for bone protrusions that could be touching a...
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    Thanks Stevie.b and tgal Sorry if I led anyone...

    Thanks Stevie.b and tgal

    Sorry if I led anyone astray by mentioning lupus blood tests being negative, I was just trying to be concise since I have a tendency to ramble. After my first positive...
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    Just Diagnosed, but not convinced

    Hi Everybody,

    I was just diagnosed with SLE and am wanting the communities opinion because, well, Iím not convinced. Mainly because Iím a white male in excellent health and donít have most of the...
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