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    Went for my second treatment for hair removal. I...

    Went for my second treatment for hair removal. I was told that about 60% of the hair on my upper lip, chin and neck are gone. Didn't know if I would go for this treatment or not after having had a...
  2. Thread: Chatbox

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    Sticky: I was trying to figure out how to even use the...

    I was trying to figure out how to even use the chat. Where do you click to have your message placed in the chatbox once you have written it, if indeed, there are live users online? I feel stupid...
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    What are you doing for Easter?

    I am going to go to a sunrise Easter service up at the lake that I live near. It is so lovely there at sunrise. Don't know what else I will be doing yet, if anything. I know that I will have an...
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    Never give up on life, especially if you have...

    Never give up on life, especially if you have lupus. I have had it for forty years or more. Take it day by day. Get all the support you can. You can learn to live with this. All of us on this...
  5. Thread: so frustrated

    by Moonbeam
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    I have never had a formal diagnosis, but I was...

    I have never had a formal diagnosis, but I was informally diagnosed by a Dr. many years ago. What I am trying to say is that some of us never get formally diagnosed, but are diagnosed informally by...
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    Karma sounds like a "pro" to me and a perfect...

    Karma sounds like a "pro" to me and a perfect match for you.
  7. Thread: Zoo Time

    by Moonbeam
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    Zoo Time

    My daughter flew down to see me this last weekend. We went to the zoo. The baby who is just a little over one year old loves animals. It was a lot of fun. I suffered though from the walking and...
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    Nonna, if it were me a would tell them the truth....

    Nonna, if it were me a would tell them the truth. I would simply tell them that I forgot one thing. It is kind of like me missing the exit on the freeway. So I missed an exit on the freeway. So...
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    There is always hope. Without that, we have...

    There is always hope. Without that, we have nothing. But realistically, not everyone does get better. I have seen this in the lupus group which I sometimes go to.
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    So I Missed an Exit!

    Went to the harbor with a friend last weekend for lunch. I missed an exit and we had to go to the next exit and back track to the beach. My friend made a big issue out of it. My boyfriend told her...
  11. Thread: Allergy Shots

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    Went to the allergist yesterday for my first...

    Went to the allergist yesterday for my first allergy shot. It's a combo shot with several grasses, trees, cat and dog dander in it. I don't know if this is just a placebo effect, but I feel better...
  12. Nonna, you were in the know. May I ask, what is...

    Nonna, you were in the know. May I ask, what is an orphan drug?
  13. Steve is right. It seems like all the drug...

    Steve is right. It seems like all the drug companies care about is profit. They like to treat an existing disease or malady with drugs that are costly to the patient, or insurance company (whoever...
  14. My primary doctor said I have sciatica. She says...

    My primary doctor said I have sciatica. She says it should resolve itself. It does seem to be getting better by not exerting my body much.
  15. Thread: Allergy Shots

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    Allergy Shots

    Well I go in for my first allergy shot Wednesday. It has been a long time coming. I am allergic to cats, dogs, dust mites, household dust, etc. I had shots several years ago for pollen, grasses,...
  16. Seeing my regular doctor tomorrow about the...

    Seeing my regular doctor tomorrow about the shooting pains in my legs. I am going to see if she can put me on another med as the Neproxin makes me loopy. I hope they can get to the bottom of this...
  17. Good news! No sign of any at this time and I...

    Good news! No sign of any at this time and I don't have to go back again for another year.
  18. Going to Hospital to See If I am Forming anymore Kidney Stones

    I am going to the hospital today to have X-rays and tp see my Urologist to see if I am forming any more kidney stones. To say I am apprehensive would be an understatement. I always get a pit in my...
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    Kim, 30 years is a long time. Congratulations!

    Kim, 30 years is a long time. Congratulations!
  20. Well I decided to go to the Urgent Care today. ...

    Well I decided to go to the Urgent Care today. The Dr. had X-rays taken of my lower back and said he saw nothing wrong. He thinks I either have a pinched nerve or back spasms. He prescribed...
  21. I watch a movie, preferably a good comedy.

    I watch a movie, preferably a good comedy.
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    Hi, Nancy, welcome. My name is Nancy too, and I...

    Hi, Nancy, welcome. My name is Nancy too, and I am 62. I go by Moonbeam, formerly I was Drink of Water on this website. I have lupus, Sjorgens, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, spastic bladder,...
  23. Thread: HI!

    by Moonbeam
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    Just because your tests have come back negative...

    Just because your tests have come back negative doesn't mean you don't have lupus. My tests came back negative, but my Dr. believed I had it, and treated me as such. He went by my medical history. ...
  24. Shooting pain from lower back to both legs

    The last couple of weeks I have been getting shooting pain from my lower back to both legs when either standing still, like doing the dishes or when taking a walk. I am wondering if this might be...
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    I agree with Nanaeagle, teaching hospitals are...

    I agree with Nanaeagle, teaching hospitals are good at figuring out what's going on when others haven't. They have the latest technology and are associated with the best universities.
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