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  1. Good for you, that's awesome news! You'll feel so...

    Good for you, that's awesome news! You'll feel so happy to be out of there and on to better things. A flexible schedule is the best - no need to stress about being in at a certain time!!
  2. Also, just wondering if anyone knows what exactly...

    Also, just wondering if anyone knows what exactly the rheumatoid factor means. Mine was 8.6 with less than 12 being normal. Obviously, I'm just fishing for some kind of information... I'm back to...
  3. All test normal.. so what's the problem?

    Hi all,

    My appointment with the doctor went really well, she was really nice and thorough. Ordered tests for RA, lupus, general inflammation, etc. Everything came back perfect! The ONLY things...
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    This happened to me once, but just in my feet. ...

    This happened to me once, but just in my feet. It turned out my B12 was borderline low, and the supplements made the tingling to away. I'm sure there are a million other causes too (as there always...
  5. Me too! Okay, I'll keep the appointment and hope...

    Me too! Okay, I'll keep the appointment and hope that whatever is going on is detectable that day :) I don't want it to be something, but I kinda want it to be something, you know?
  6. I have no experience with any of this, but I just...

    I have no experience with any of this, but I just wanted to say that I'm sorry you're going through so much. Being worried about your health is bad enough, and adding on your horse's care and fixing...
  7. Can doctors detect Lupus even when flare is over?

    Hi everyone,

    I haven't been diagnosed with lupus or anything else yet, but I finally got health insurance (YAY!) so I'm going to the doctor on Tuesday. I just had what I'd describe as a flare,...
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    Hi everyone, thanks for writing back! I haven't...

    Hi everyone, thanks for writing back! I haven't actually been diagnosed with anything (this started RIGHT AFTER I lost my good school insurance - I used to go in over and over saying "my brain feels...
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    Just saying hi!

    Hi everyone! I haven't posted in a long time because I haven't really had anything to say. I do pop in from time to time and read your posts. It's been about six months since my wrists and finger...
  10. Hi Keeon! Nice to meet you. My boyfriend is...

    Hi Keeon! Nice to meet you. My boyfriend is from Syracuse, NY and went to college way up there in Canton. Brrr!
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    Hi guys, thank you! I have the opportunity to...

    Hi guys, thank you! I have the opportunity to join my boyfriend's medical plan through his university (and my old one!) starting January 1. It's a lot of money but I think I'll do it. Thanks for...
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    mild pleurisy?

    Hi everyone, hope you are doing well. My joint pains went away completely after about a month (yayy!) and then a few weeks later, came back. Not as bad this time, so that's good. I wonder if it is...
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    I had pins and needles in my fingers and toes,...

    I had pins and needles in my fingers and toes, and only had a borderline low B12. That cleared up on a sublingual B12. If your problem isn't going away, I'd definitely push your doc. There's this...
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    I have just one spot like that on my leg... I...

    I have just one spot like that on my leg... I thought it was dry skin but now I don't think so since it's staying in one spot and not really spreading. I'll be curious to see what your doctor says!
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    Hi everyone, thanks for the support! My hands...

    Hi everyone, thanks for the support! My hands are feeling better today! I wonder if I really do have Parvovirus and maybe I'm getting over it. That would be awesome! in any case, thanks for the...
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    Sad about my hands :(

    Hi everyone, hope you are having a good day. It is snowing like crazy here in Boulder, Colorado!

    My wrists and hands are getting worse. It's taken about two weeks for one wrist to turn into two,...
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    Sorry, didn't mean to overstep! Of course a diet...

    Sorry, didn't mean to overstep! Of course a diet is not a cure for lupus and I didn't mean to suggest that. I only meant that if someone has a gluten sensitivity, then avoiding gluten will help,...
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    I'm so sorry Gizmo, that is heartbreaking. I am...

    I'm so sorry Gizmo, that is heartbreaking. I am glad your daughter has such a caring parent though :)
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    howsabout, was it just the one wrist? or did it...

    howsabout, was it just the one wrist? or did it eventually turn into both? thanks!
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    Hi Brandon, sorry you're not feeling well. I've...

    Hi Brandon, sorry you're not feeling well. I've had a lot of those symptoms and my doctor has always thought I'm a hypochondriac. Well, she tested me for lots of stuff so I was very grateful, but...
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    Carpal tunnel vs. arthritis?

    Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a good day! I was wondering if there is a good explanation somewhere of the difference between carpal tunnel and arthritis/joint swelling. I know the...
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    Hi Nora, sorry to hear about the tummy troubles. ...

    Hi Nora, sorry to hear about the tummy troubles. Have you fiddled with your diet at all? I had lots of tummy troubles until I went off gluten. For some people it is dairy, soy, corn, etc. Even if...
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    Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome and the...

    Hi everyone, thanks for the welcome and the advice! I am looking forward to spending more time on the forum.
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    New to the forum

    Hi everyone,

    I might chime in here or there, so I thought I would introduce myself! I have been having minor health problems off and on for years now, but nothing that a doctor really thought was...
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