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    can i do it on my own?

    hi there

    I have SLE for past 6years now and am currently on 200mg plaquinil and 5mg prednisolone and have managed to keep symptoms under control which were mainly joint pains and bodyache.I have...
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    [quote="SoleSinger"]Well... yeah... But from a...

    [quote="SoleSinger"]Well... yeah... But from a professional stand point, henna is no better for your hair... Insome aspects it may be worse... Henna, as you said, coats the hair shaft... Your hair...
  3. Thread: Fasting and lupus

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    [quote="Morpheus"]Thanx everyone for all the...

    [quote="Morpheus"]Thanx everyone for all the informative responses.

    Sara, you mentioned something about severe heartburns, i too have been experiencing some lately. :(

    Is this connected to...
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    hi everyone! I have done a bit of research...

    hi everyone!

    I have done a bit of research ever since i posted my query about hair dyes. After reading your responses, i felt it best to stay away from permanent dyes and explore the other option...
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    I too am a muslim but i confess i havnt observed...

    I too am a muslim but i confess i havnt observed ramadan ever since i was diagnosed with lupus. I dont fast not because my doctor told me not to but because i feel remaining on empty stomach through...
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    i absolutely agree with you to combine non...

    i absolutely agree with you to combine non medical alternatives like yoga along with the necessary medication. I too have been through the usual medication route like prednisolone, plaquinil,...
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    [quote="Quarterhorsegal"]Sara, Thanks for the...

    [quote="Quarterhorsegal"]Sara,

    Thanks for the compliment. So you know where I am coming from, I should tell you that I am a pharmacist with over 5 years clinical experience managing acute post...
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    Hi ! your extensive info about painkillers...

    Hi !

    your extensive info about painkillers really amazed me.It has answered some of my queries although i wish i could get answers to other questions as well.. thanx once again for taking time out...
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    questions for people with "mild" lupus

    Hi there,


    let me clarify that with "mild " lupus i mean the symptoms are mostly joint pains and fatigue and there is no organ involvement.

    My queries are :

    1. how much painkiller a day is...
  10. Thread: No remissions?

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    i believe had a total remission for a 4 mnth...

    i believe had a total remission for a 4 mnth period when i was completely free of any lupus symptom. I must also add that this was also one of the most carefree periods i had in a long time when i...
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    did you have the same reaction with henna too?

    did you have the same reaction with henna too?
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    hi brent, just wanted to inform you that...

    hi brent,

    just wanted to inform you that finally i was able to get a copy of the sharon moore book at last.. and guess where i found time to read it? in the hospital bed when i was recovering from...
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    hair dyes and lupus

    hi everyone

    i wonder if any one here has used permanent hair colours and felt worsening of lupus symptoms ? i am undecided whether to go for permanent dyes or natural colouring agents like henna...
  14. Thread: Lichen planus

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    when i was diagnosed with lupus and started a...

    when i was diagnosed with lupus and started a 60mg dose of prednisolone, i discovered several small black spots on my left leg after a few weeks of taking medications. Afraid that it was some new...
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    hi susie, i spoke to my doc and she feels...

    hi susie,

    i spoke to my doc and she feels before changing dosage of prednisone , i should stop using the antibacterial gargle which she had given me for throat irritation. It contains free iodine...
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    i doubt if its shingles coz already had an attack...

    i doubt if its shingles coz already had an attack of it last year and docs usually say it happens once in a life time although there could be exceptions.It effected my left leg which was covered with...
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    i have recently moved to this new place in gulf...

    i have recently moved to this new place in gulf and since this clinic seemed to have a good reputation, i decided to consult this GP. I am still trying to locate a good rheumi but since no one among...
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    is it due to steroid?

    i have just started 30mg prednisone 2 days back and what was just a minor irrtation before has really become painful now and i have problems in swallowing too. i wonder if steroid is the culprit...
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    hi tbritt ! My gp still believes that it is...

    hi tbritt !

    My gp still believes that it is nthg more than an infection which keeps recurring. Since i had a sore throat and a very sore tongue along with joint pains immediately after that, i...
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    dear jayne, wht are your symptoms and what...

    dear jayne,


    wht are your symptoms and what medications are on currently? sorry for being so inquisitve !!!!!!
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    jayne , i will bring this up with my gp nxt time...

    jayne , i will bring this up with my gp nxt time i meet. right now i am sooooo depressed on having to take steroids again that i just dont want to talk to her. i am a great believer of alternative...
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    st james and jayne , wt criteria does not...

    st james and jayne ,

    wt criteria does not always hold true in determining thyroid probs. i was thin as rake but had a sore throat which would not simply go away by antibiotics. MY gp just took the...
  23. Thread: moving to canada

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    dear patricia ! your detailed reply regarding...

    dear patricia !

    your detailed reply regarding my queries has been very helpful. I was not aware about the ceiling on drugs and will try to find out more about it once i am there.. I do hope i am...
  24. Thread: moving to canada

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    moving to canada

    Hi !

    i am moving to Toronto (north York) in a few weeks time. Can anybody tell me to what extent does OHIP covers SLE patients in terms of lab tests and medications? If i need to see a doctor...
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    thanx for sharing the info!! i guess i need to...

    thanx for sharing the info!! i guess i need to see an eye specialist asap..and i used to gloat over the fact that i was only one in the family who had no eye ailments ever :( will let u know...
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