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    I really thought I was crazy last night when I...

    I really thought I was crazy last night when I was slathering anti-itch cream on my legs. I've been spending more time walking lately because I'm losing feeling in my feet. When I type it out it...
  2. Thread: EMG

    by Trista
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    EMG

    I went to the doctor last week to check out some numbness in my feet. My doctor told me I have peripheral nueropathy and scheduled me to have EMG testing done. Anyone have any experience with...
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    I'm seeing Dr. Kao at the Lupus Center. I've...

    I'm seeing Dr. Kao at the Lupus Center. I've seen her twice and I'm so glad to be going there. They got me an appointment within two days when I started having problems with feelings in my feet. ...
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    I did actually have that problem. But I did...

    I did actually have that problem. But I did start Plaquenil soon after I went off birth control so I don't know if I can actually blame in on the Plaquenil.
  5. Thread: Chest Pain

    by Trista
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    Chest Pain

    I've read that chest pain is a typical symptom of Lupus but it's all saying a sharp jabbing pain. I'm having dull chest pain all over. Has anyone else had this?
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    I can relate a lot to what you have gone through....

    I can relate a lot to what you have gone through. I'm 20 and I was just officially diagnosed about a month ago. My first symptoms and only ones for awhile were a rash and Raynauds. I'm on...
  7. Thread: Self Tanners

    by Trista
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    I don't use a sunless tanner but I have tried the...

    I don't use a sunless tanner but I have tried the lotions with bronzers in them (specifically Jergens Natural Glow). I actually like them because it's a gradual change in skin color and it looks...
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    Thanks so much for the info. I'm waiting for an...

    Thanks so much for the info. I'm waiting for an appointment with the Lupus Center right now. Have you had good experiences with them?
  9. Thread: feeling alone

    by Trista
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    Another thanks

    The flu explanation makes so much sense...and it's much easier for other people to understand than some long-winded explanation of what's going on. Even though the "You Don't Look Sick" syndrome is...
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    Life is precious

    I got a wonderful little package from my Aunt and Uncle who are a few states away. Their oldest daughter was diagnosed with MS a few years back and they have been a huge blessing to my...
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    I've been on Plaquenil for about a week and a...

    I've been on Plaquenil for about a week and a half. I haven't had any dizziness, but it has decreased my appetite and given me stomach cramps. I do however remember reading about dizziness as a...
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    Pittsburgh anyone?

    Is anyone else from the Pittsburgh area? If so, have you found any support groups or networks out there? I'm feeling stranded, like there isn't anyone else in the area. I have a great group of...
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    How to deal with the emotions?

    I was officially diagnosed (SLE) just last week but I knew it was coming. I had extensive blood work done a few months ago and the results were clear. Even if I didn't have the full blown symptoms...
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