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  1. Hey. I was diagonsed w/ lupus Jan. 2005. They put...

    Hey. I was diagonsed w/ lupus Jan. 2005. They put me on Imuran about 4 months ago. It helps w/ the prednisone and everything. It isnt a bad pill to take. Just another one to go w/ all of them.
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    I started w/ taking 1 pill a day. That upset my...

    I started w/ taking 1 pill a day. That upset my stomach a lot. A whole lot. I called my doctor, and he told me to break it in half, take one in the morning, one before bed. Since then, I've had no...
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    Im taking imuran. I lost hair, but before I took...

    Im taking imuran. I lost hair, but before I took it. Thats b/c of the lupus.
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    I took Zoloft, and it made me literally want to...

    I took Zoloft, and it made me literally want to murder ppl.
    I also took a few others, that didn't work for me.
    I've been taking Lexapro for about 4 to 6 months, and It really has worked for me. No...
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    I thought I was going to go completely bald. When...

    I thought I was going to go completely bald. When I would take showers, it would come out in handfuls; mind you, I had beautiful, brown long hair. My rheumy said nothing could really help it, it was...
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    All I can say, is I was home for 7 months, and it...

    All I can say, is I was home for 7 months, and it killed me.
    Somedays I felt bad, and in the last couple months, I felt better.
    I couldn't wait to work. It just, killed me.

    Good luck to you.
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    I lost a lot of weight too. 70 lbs in a couple...

    I lost a lot of weight too. 70 lbs in a couple months. I thought prednisone was supposed to make you gain? *L*
  8. Gosh I know how you feel.

    Gosh I know how you feel.
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    I will pray for you. I'm on lexapro, and it's...

    I will pray for you.

    I'm on lexapro, and it's been helping a lot.
    I take iron for anemia, and then my lupus medicines:

    Imuran
    Plaquinel
    Prednisone
    Iron
    Lexapro
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    I used to get really bad rashes on my legs, arms,...

    I used to get really bad rashes on my legs, arms, chest, everywhere. They go away in a few days. And whenever I take a shower, my cheeks do get red sometimes.

    My dr. said it is from lupus. It just...
  11. Thread: DHEA

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    As I said, DHEA has really helped me. Ive been...

    As I said, DHEA has really helped me.
    Ive been doing really well, then I used to be. My hair stopped falling out, thank god, and its growing again..
    Im back at work, 4 hrs a day, and in another...
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    I recently bought a book on lupus, and it said...

    I recently bought a book on lupus, and it said not to take vitamins. Just stick to your medicines.
  13. Thread: Why Aleve?

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    Honestly? I dont recommend taking aleve, or...

    Honestly? I dont recommend taking aleve, or anything like that, except tylenol.

    I got Menegitis from taking IBProfuen. The doctors told me in some cases, from taking those pills, it made me get...
  14. Thread: Bad day

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    Hi :) I know how you're feeling. Most of the...

    Hi :)
    I know how you're feeling.
    Most of the time I feel like breaking down, crying...
    I was diagnosed in Jan., havent worked since, though Im going back the 17th of july. I think it will be good...
  15. Thread: PREDNISONE

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    Im taking 20 mg of predisone right now. I could...

    Im taking 20 mg of predisone right now. I could tell in the 1st week, it was for me. It takes all my joint pains away.
  16. Thread: DHEA

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    Hi :) I take DHEA every morning, and lately,...

    Hi :)
    I take DHEA every morning, and lately, I've had a lot of energy. I've been wanting to sit outside more, and go places, as to before, I didn't want to do anything, or go -anywhere-. I recommend...
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    Hi :) Im new!

    Hi. My name is Amanda, and I was diagnosed w/ lupus in January, 2005.
    Thought Id say hello!
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