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  1. Thread: Zoo Time

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    That's like asking Cubs or White Socks! lol I...

    That's like asking Cubs or White Socks! lol

    I have been going to Brookfield zoo since I was a baby and I'll be 53 next month.
    And of course all 5 of my kids and 2 grandkids regularly go.
    My wife...
  2. Thread: Hello and help

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    Hello Grandma and welcome! I'm not sure I can...

    Hello Grandma and welcome!

    I'm not sure I can be of much help except to say that yes I definetly have developed thin skin.
    Back of my hands and areas around but not on genitals.

    I have never...
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    I am going camping! We have a trailer 1/2 way...

    I am going camping!
    We have a trailer 1/2 way between my house and my 2 oldest kids and my 2 grandkids.
    Its about an hours drive for all of us and this way we can go fishing after we hunt Easter...
  4. Thread: Zoo Time

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    I love the zoo- we usually go every couple of...

    I love the zoo- we usually go every couple of months year round!
  5. Thread: Life Update!

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    Nice to hear you are doing so well!!!

    Nice to hear you are doing so well!!!
  6. Sorry I have no experience with back surgery. I...

    Sorry I have no experience with back surgery.
    I did want to say hello and wish you well!
    Hopefully spring is right around the corner and hopefully we will all feel a little better.
    Its certainly...
  7. Hello, I would ask for a copy of your lab...

    Hello,
    I would ask for a copy of your lab results (you paid for them they belong to you).
    Different labs express results differently and your lab results will show the result along with the normal...
  8. Thread: ~New Member~

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    ANA is indicative of an auto-immune disorder....

    ANA is indicative of an auto-immune disorder.
    Anti- dsDna is very specific to lupus but not everyone with lupus has an elevated level.

    I lived in Glen Ellyn 34 yrs ago- I passed through on my way...
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    Lupus is a serious disease that should not be...

    Lupus is a serious disease that should not be taken lightly.
    Improving your diet and exercise is to be commended but would not be a substitute for medicine.
    I have never heard of lab results being...
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    Wow thanks for sharing! I take 1500 mg twice a...

    Wow thanks for sharing!
    I take 1500 mg twice a day and had no idea that there was skin cancer concerns with cellcept.
    I do get little crusty bumps on my arms and face that easily scratch off but...
  11. Thread: Just want to cry

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    Sorry you having a rough time! I'm sure the...

    Sorry you having a rough time!
    I'm sure the weather isn't helping!

    Take Care!
    Niall
  12. Thread: ~New Member~

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    Absolutely I have learned a great deal from other...

    Absolutely I have learned a great deal from other lupies experiences!

    Although it has been very quiet here lately.

    I grew up in Elmhurst (very close to Wheaton) and lived in Bolingbrook which...
  13. Thread: ~New Member~

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    Hello Monique Sorry I can't help- I have never...

    Hello Monique
    Sorry I can't help- I have never heard of pttlna.
    But I did want to welcome you.
    I live in Frankfort (south-west suburb of Chicago)
    Niall
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    I hope everyone has a pain free holiday season!

    I hope everyone has a pain free holiday season!
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    I am glad you made it in one piece! That is a...

    I am glad you made it in one piece!
    That is a long drive in good weather but tough and stress full in a blizzard!
    At least now you can enjoy the mild weather and watch the snow and cold of upstate...
  16. Thread: Kidney Biopsy?

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    I have not had a kidney biopsy but I do have a...

    I have not had a kidney biopsy but I do have a chronically elevated anti ds-dna level and sed-rate .

    The anti ds-dna test is very conclusive to lupus but does not necessarily indicate kidney or...
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    Happy Birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    Great news and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

    Great news and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
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    Happy Thanksgiving !!!

    Happy Thanksgiving !!!
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    Good question! I am going through similar issues...

    Good question!
    I am going through similar issues right now.
    I take 400 mg plaquenol 3000 mg cellcept and 5 mg prednisone.
    My ruhemy was hesitant to start the prednisone as I have always had weight...
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    Yes I have read the articles-I also saw the CBS...

    Yes I have read the articles-I also saw the CBS news report from Scott Pella which aired nationally here this past week.
    After seeing the news report and looking up and reading the complete articles...
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    I checked with my pharmacist when I first heard...

    I checked with my pharmacist when I first heard about this a couple of days ago as my plaquenol is made by Ranbaxy.
    He explained that there had been an issue with Ranbaxy generic Lipitor....
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    interesting research

    I came across this article- looks promising down the road!

    [url]http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/11/putting-lupus-in-permanent-remission.html
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    I have been taking 3000 mg of cellcept a day for...

    I have been taking 3000 mg of cellcept a day for the past few months with no side effects and overall feel better.
    For quite a while I had resisted taking higher doses of seemingly more potent meds....
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    I haven't tried the omega-3 supplements,but your...

    I haven't tried the omega-3 supplements,but your point is well taken- good intentions sometimes have unintended consequences.
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