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    other options for pain control

    My neighbor had a pet sitter with Lupus and FM and a few other things. She did ok as a pet sitter under the table. She and I had many of the same issues. She was a very valued person and as a pet...
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    Tramadol/constipation

    I never know if tramadol is the reason I am constipated of the lack of good vegetables and fiber from being unable to cook much. I don't think it's the tramadol as much as my poor diet. When I eat...
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    yep, I function better on 3 tramadol a day rather...

    yep, I function better on 3 tramadol a day rather than 2. I was thinking "I should not be relying on this drug" duh. If I take 2 there is no laundry, no working and no nutricious meals. 3- I can...
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    Allergies seem to be my downfall so does hating...

    Allergies seem to be my downfall so does hating my new contract job. I found out recently the vitamin company I have used for the last year changed formulation and added rosemary oil to my omega...
  5. now a fever with it

    Now I have a fever 99.5 not my usual 97. I suppose it's not a bacterial fever but a flare fever. I got them a lot last year. Last year doc said it could be a hashimoto fever too. Well I guess...
  6. Flare with sinus infection or was it the clindamycin

    I haven't been on the group in a while. Joint pains have been up and down with only a few set backs though tons of family stress and pets very ill. I was able to work 30 hours a week last year,...
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    Tramadol

    I have taken Tramadol off/on since 96, mostly on. I had a spine fusion x2 and then FM( 97) and some un named inflamatory disease of muscles and blood vessels( undiagnosed Lupus most likely). I...
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    eye duct plugs for dry eyes/sjogrens?

    Has anyone done the "permanent" silicone plugs to plug the tear duct for dry eyes? I went for a Lasik eval and they did a great free exam and dicsussed dealing with dry eye from an auto immune...
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    carpal tunnel or arthritis

    they both hurt like and SOB. I'm an OT that did many years of treating patients with Carpal tunnel and now have a whopping case myself. Carpal tunnel is the tunnel in youe wrist that houses 9...
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    peri menopause and lupus

    Hi Tammy, I know the gynecologist ( a women) would just offer hormones which I hear you go through it all over again when you stop them. So I am trying the natural herbal way. So far they checked...
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    peri menopause and lupus

    how can peri menopause affect lupus? I have many lupus symptoms and some elevated levels but ANA was normal. Naturopath thinks I did such a good job putting my flare to rest it's not showing up. ...
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    sun protection clothing

    I am working on protecting myself from the sun. I got my sunglasses handy, need some wrap around to deal with the wind. I have my eye drops for dry eyes though they are not the best. I'm still...
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    Here in the US you can ask for a handicapped...

    Here in the US you can ask for a handicapped accessible room. It may or may not be available. Should you aquire some wheels along the way it will help. Also ask the hotel if there is a shower seat...
  14. Hi Terri, Does the disease show it self in the...

    Hi Terri, Does the disease show it self in the blood when the symptoms are at their worst? I had my blood test that showed inflamed blood vessels and muscles when I was getting better after a major...
  15. Well a positve will confirm my suspicions of 13...

    Well a positve will confirm my suspicions of 13 years with only mild, mod suffering. But a negative could be a " well ok I can fool myself for a bit longer" A negative would mean I could jump from...
  16. I went for my blood test on Mon or tues day and...

    I went for my blood test on Mon or tues day and the lab had a hard time figuring one request. It didn't match up with what they have on their list even though the requisition is from the hospital. ...
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    Thanks Guys, I have the blood test papers for...

    Thanks Guys, I have the blood test papers for Sjogrens. I have to pay first and the doc was out this past week, poor lady was sick. I will see her monday to pay and they get the blood test. It's...
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    Hi Bunny, I am new also to Lupus and yet to be...

    Hi Bunny, I am new also to Lupus and yet to be diagnosed. I have made many observations about Lupus and infertility. My knowledge of lupus began when my neighbor adopted a 9 month old baby girl...
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    sjogrens dry eyes or allergies

    How does one tell if it's allergy dry eyes or sjogren's? My eyes here in high mount desert of colorado are gritting and sometimes dry and hurt. It is relieved by lubricating drops. I read...
  20. Hmm low potassium? Is that common with Lupus? ...

    Hmm low potassium? Is that common with Lupus? I often test low on potassium, so does my daughter. ER doc said some people have a hard time holding on to potassium.

    I often will tell folks I...
  21. Is my head spinning??? lol So what are all the...

    Is my head spinning??? lol So what are all the people walking around with a fibro diagnosis doing. I always thought many have fibro but few have Lupus. Fibro doesn't show up on blood work. The...
  22. When I looked up plaquenil on the www it often...

    When I looked up plaquenil on the www it often has Lyme disease mentioned and I have seen it used in malaria. How does plaquenil work? I had a lyme tick bite with a bullseye rash, did antibiotics...
  23. Hi All, The appointment went well. I rattled of...

    Hi All, The appointment went well. I rattled of the symptoms, he stared at my face, checked my spleen, ribs and sternum really hurt. Then said, think we should test for Lupus?, so he's running ANA...
  24. I am lucky so far with docs. None of then deny...

    I am lucky so far with docs. None of then deny there is is an AI going on. I am the one delaying the blood work. The symptoms are now very debilitating, well not as bad as some but scary enough to...
  25. Rheumy appt tomorrow, asking to see about Lupus DX

    I have seen a rheumy for a few years due Fibro but the stuff happening now is weird. I see the doc tomorrow. I have had several flares with horrible gland swelling. I feel like I have lymph glands...
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