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    redstring: that's what i'm getting; the plaq and...

    redstring:
    that's what i'm getting; the plaq and pred for flares. the other two are just NSAIDS. the reason doc 1 is thinking sle is the positive ana, rip and anti-smith. doc 2 thinks it's broader...
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    as long as they treat as they go, i don't really...

    as long as they treat as they go, i don't really care how long it takes them. however, it would make my life MUCH easier if they would give me some sort of dx for when i have to explain to professors...
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    lupus vs mixed connective tissue disease

    So my rheum hinted that he thought things pointed at lupus, today i saw someone else in the practice and she said she would say mixed connective tissue disease (mctd).

    She's wanting to put me on...
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    it's dark blond (not colored) and then i have...

    it's dark blond (not colored) and then i have framed highlights (colored). all of the root area is virgin hair. everything underneath is virgin hair. when i got sick i stopped coloring it bc a) it...
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    Hair color and highlights

    So this is a strange question, but I've always highlighted and colored my hair. No problems. 18 mos ago it started falling out, etc - you know the drill - I went to get it done at a high-end salon...
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    His nurse called back today and he won't give me...

    His nurse called back today and he won't give me a replacement. I'll just trudge on through until my next appointment. Thank for the med ideas - I'll definitely take this list with me!
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    best replacement for Mobic / meloxicam

    Can anyone recommend what I should ask my rheum for next month when I see him? I've been on meloxicam for hip, ankle and wrist achiness for 2-3 months. It helps the stiffness but now it's gone from...
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    Mine do this!!! I've had to take a sick day...

    Mine do this!!! I've had to take a sick day because I just can't handle it!! It's uncomfortable to say the least! I don't look like me at all and it happens often. I go through stages where my actual...
  9. Pepto is the only thing I've changed, so...

    Pepto is the only thing I've changed, so hopefully it's that! You made me feel better already lol Thanks!
  10. digestive problems or something else? (warning:TMI)

    Warning: TMI
    So I'm on meloxicam 15 and luvox. Haven't had any internal issues per say. I'm low on iron so I crave ice constantly, which actually keeps me really hydrated. So = urinate a lot....
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    Thanks! and the ale is probably a good idea lol!...

    Thanks! and the ale is probably a good idea lol!

    the paperwork on the ferritin said (30-307)

    AWESOME travel blog by the way!!
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    Ferritin levels and ale

    I was glancing through the sticky on sle criteria and noticed anemia as a blood disorder/concern. With several doctors seeing me for different things, it doesn't seem they have any communication with...
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    Yes, as of 3 years ago, I developed an...

    Yes, as of 3 years ago, I developed an anaphylactic reaction to the tiny black fire ants. I have to have shots 4 days a week now.
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    Thanks, Steve! All excellent points!

    Thanks, Steve! All excellent points!
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    Well, he's really good about offering me meds but...

    Well, he's really good about offering me meds but I'm careful about getting on too many of them... and I HATE asking for them! right now I'm on wellbutrin, luvox, meloxicam/mobic, prednisone when i...
  16. Thread: Anti-Smith

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    Anti-Smith

    My anti-smith and anti-rnp came back positive. My rheum isn't flipping out about it. Everything I've read online, mostly from online medical journals and peer-reviewed articles, says anti-sm is...
  17. Thread: Tulsa lupie

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    Hi! Wanted to say hello! I grew up in Stillwater...

    Hi! Wanted to say hello! I grew up in Stillwater and moved to Tulsa for several years after graduation... I was happy to see a fellow Okie!! (I live in Tn now but will always be a Cowgirl at heart!)
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    Thanks! I've been browsing this forum for months...

    Thanks! I've been browsing this forum for months for reliable info! Thanks for such a great support community! It's such a relief to find a place to talk about things with people who understand where...
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    Almost to Dx - Treated as we go

    Hi! My name is Valerie and I'm 37 years old. This time last year I was extremely ill (lost 10 pounds in one month, night sweats, bizarre swelling, pain, no energy at all, fevers, swollen lymph nodes,...
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