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    We're in Houston so I understand. My daughter and...

    We're in Houston so I understand. My daughter and her family are in Dallas. It gets brutally hot there but it gets much more humid and hot down here. So it's a pick your poison situation. With my...
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    On one hand getting a diagnosis isn't all its...

    On one hand getting a diagnosis isn't all its cracked up to be. Be thankful that you are dealing with "just"'joint pain and the like for now. Don't get me wrong. I know that is hellish. Been there,...
  3. Thread: May I just whine?

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    May I just whine?

    I don't like to post like this. I post very irregularly because I don't like to talk about my symptoms much at all. But I need to vent. And this is really somewhat tangential to lupus. I also have...
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    A big nod in agreement with what others have...

    A big nod in agreement with what others have said.

    Don't think I'm trying to convince you to stay with something that might not be working.

    I have to question though - if you haven't been...
  5. Yeah. I believe it. I missed two doses a while...

    Yeah. I believe it. I missed two doses a while back. Just forgot to take it. I never crave it and often forget to take it. As is typical for me, I don't get psychologically addicted to drugs. But I...
  6. Thanks so much, steve. And good to "read" you...

    Thanks so much, steve. And good to "read" you again. That fits with what I've read as well.

    It's very confusing because it says that taking tramadol and x together can lower the seizure...
  7. The issue will be the sertraline. As I said, I...

    The issue will be the sertraline. As I said, I take two anti-seizure meds with tramadol. (have to back out an earlier comment. There is some possible reaction with the carbamazepine but I can't...
  8. I've actually had good luck with the Topamax and...

    I've actually had good luck with the Topamax and no bad side effects - just "tracers" and after-images. No brain freeze or dizzies or anything. I do occasionally get migraines that start during my...
  9. Thanks much. I would dearly love to detox from...

    Thanks much.

    I would dearly love to detox from Tramadol. I really don't even know that it is doing anything for me anymore. I just know that when I skip doses, I go into withdrawal. I'm on 300...
  10. My question(s) was/were exactly what I asked. I...

    My question(s) was/were exactly what I asked. I didn't want to know about side effects, interactions, problems, whether or not you had to stop them, etc. Just wanted to know if anyone was on one of...
  11. Anyone take Tramadol/Ultram and an antidepressant?

    Any antidepressant?

    OR

    In particular, does anyone take the pain med with Welbutrin?

    Also, does anyone by any wild chance take those two in addition to anti-siezure medications? (Topamax...
  12. Thread: Lupie Hair

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    Thanks much. I use a very gentle moisturizing...

    Thanks much. I use a very gentle moisturizing shampoo/conditioner as well and my hair has always been very fine and very silky so this straw-like stuff has been upsetting (okay, a blow to my already...
  13. Thread: Lupie Hair

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    Lupie Hair

    Hi everyone.

    So - got a question.

    What, if anything, do y'all do to try to keep your hair from breaking? My hair does okay for long periods of time but then when I flare it changes color and...
  14. Thread: BAck Spasms

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    Hi Debbie. I suspect, for me and very possibly...

    Hi Debbie.

    I suspect, for me and very possibly for you as well, that the two really can't be teased apart. That is, since Lupus attacks connective tissue and areas that get damaged by injury or...
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    Interesting old thread. I've had the shooting...

    Interesting old thread. I've had the shooting pains since I was in my early 20s. My doc told me then they were a form of migraine. Another doc said they were a woman's type of cluster headache. For...
  16. Thread: BAck Spasms

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    BAck Spasms

    Hi guys.

    My laptop died and I've been busy with grad school so I haven't been on in a while. New laptop and new problem. Well, old problem, new manifestation. Just need to vent really.

    I was...
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    Yikes! Glad you're okay. Scary. Definitely time...

    Yikes! Glad you're okay. Scary. Definitely time to practice the buddy system when using sharp objects, steve. :) My husband has talked about getting a "Life Alert" thing for me. I've told him not...
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    Thanks much. I was at 6.7 in April. At 5.8. in...

    Thanks much. I was at 6.7 in April. At 5.8. in June. But no thyroid autoantibodies so no indication of Hashimoto's. Appears it's just a failing thyroid. I have to contact the rheumy about other...
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    Tammy: Do you recall what your TSH levels have...

    Tammy: Do you recall what your TSH levels have been before going on the hormone? Mine has finally started to go on the fritz. My daughter and my mother are both hypo but I'm only just now showing up...
  20. Thread: Texas Wild Fires

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    yes, they are predicting thousands (tens of?)...

    yes, they are predicting thousands (tens of?) native trees dying this winter due to the drought. They expect the trees will not have the root strength to handle any cold snaps and we've had three...
  21. Thread: Texas Wild Fires

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    Not seeing it but smelling it and have for days. ...

    Not seeing it but smelling it and have for days. I thought I was imagining it but I have a super sensitive nose and even my husband was noticing it but we couldn't believe we were picking up on it...
  22. Thread: Texas Wild Fires

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    It may have been 24 days over 100 v. 24 days of...

    It may have been 24 days over 100 v. 24 days of 100 or over. Be safe! We've got enough concrete and bayou down here in League City that it's not as dangerous though go down the road a piece toward...
  23. Thread: Texas Wild Fires

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    It's awful. And TS Lee just made things worse by...

    It's awful. And TS Lee just made things worse by adding to the winds. A friend's friend just post an amazing photo of the fires in Austin area. Amazing and horrifying. I just don't know what to...
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    heh. Thanks Marla. I think I'll be fine not...

    heh. Thanks Marla. I think I'll be fine not knowing for now. LOL! I've had three neg. tests. Only the CRP is suspect and that could point to anything that is inflamed. My ESR is fine for whatever...
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    I hear ya, Marla. My docs have been thinking...

    I hear ya, Marla. My docs have been thinking maybe I have Sjogren's lately and have tested me three times. My CRP has been quite high but I've got no obvious inflammation (no pleurisy or anything...
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