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    Oluwa! I was finally able to login to the forum...

    Oluwa! I was finally able to login to the forum after weeks of trying, and found that today was your birthday!!! Hope it was a great one! I'll have to catch up, I've not been able to get in for so...
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    Hi Oluwa... Good to hear from you.. ...

    Hi Oluwa...

    Good to hear from you..

    Weather is actually beautiful here this week... not too cold, not too hot. I've been fighting off this nasty flu going around, but otherwise doing well. ...
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    Ah.. the sun. Living here in Florida, I don't...

    Ah.. the sun. Living here in Florida, I don't have to try to get sun... I can't keep it from getting me here and there.

    I do take 800iu of vitamin D3 (the kind you have to buy at a pharmacy).
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    Hi Oluwa. Actually doing really well.......

    Hi Oluwa.

    Actually doing really well.... mostly. I'm just getting up for the day, as it turns out I needed some extra sleep and my body just took over, and kept me in bed today.

    I've been out...
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    Wow... It's really funny, I had not made the...

    Wow... It's really funny,

    I had not made the connection until reading these posts. My signature has changed.. after 30 years of cursive writing, I'm having issues remembering how to spell my own...
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    Hi Karen, I live in Florida, and Easter always...

    Hi Karen,

    I live in Florida, and Easter always seems to bring on my first flare of the year.... it's all downhill from there, with me hiding from the sun until about October... I usually have a...
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    Hi... Protein in my urine is a frequent thing...

    Hi...

    Protein in my urine is a frequent thing for me. Sometimes it's an infection, sometimes is a flare in which case the doc increases my prednisone for a couple of months, and that usually...
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    My creatnine levels go up and down. When they...

    My creatnine levels go up and down. When they get real high, my doc will order the protein tests, usually about twice a year. She has told me that an infection could also cause the levels to be...
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    You MUST find another doctor. We deal with...

    You MUST find another doctor. We deal with enough stress as it is, and then to have a doctor not take you seriously is just too much. My GP blew me off for years, and when my OB/Gyn ordered the...
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    Ouch Oluwa! ..and no need to feel embarrassed....

    Ouch Oluwa!

    ..and no need to feel embarrassed. We are family, and family just giggles when bodily functions interrupt.

    I hope the doc called before 5pm so you do not have to wait another day. ...
  11. Thread: Where's Oluwa?

    by SonyaLA
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    Welcome Back Oluwa! ...so glad to have you...

    Welcome Back Oluwa!

    ...so glad to have you back. Sent lots of prayers your way this past month...

    Sonya
  12. Thread: Depression?

    by SonyaLA
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    Have you considered your hormones? I really...

    Have you considered your hormones?

    I really hate it myself when someone sees me being grumpy, and mentions PMS, but truthfully... I think Lupus exaggerates those issues.

    For me, it was not...
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    Lornak, Have you seen your doctor? You are...

    Lornak,

    Have you seen your doctor? You are the best person to assess what feels right... go with your instincts! I'm no expert, but your symptoms sound similiar to Raynouds (sp). Regardless of...
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    Gisele, I get that on my legs and the backs of...

    Gisele,

    I get that on my legs and the backs of my arms when I am cold. I've never been diagnosed with Raynaud... but then again... I live in Florida and the cold weather brings me so much relief...
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    by SonyaLA
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    Hi Lornak.. I have been on Tramadol for about...

    Hi Lornak..

    I have been on Tramadol for about 9 months. I do not take them when I go to work though... I only take them right before bed, or if I plan on staying home. It does help with the...
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    My prayers for you and your daughters... ...my...

    My prayers for you and your daughters...

    ...my hubby is always fussing at me for worrying about things when I do not yet have all of the information.

    I can't help it! I think it is a mom...
  17. Thread: adoption

    by SonyaLA
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    What is fair? Is it fair that perfectly...

    What is fair?

    Is it fair that perfectly healthy women pop out kids, and then ignore them? A problem that crosses all incomes...

    ..or fair that so many children are abused? I could rant of...
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    Thanks to all of you guys... Saysusie, sick n...

    Thanks to all of you guys... Saysusie, sick n tired, and mnjodette..

    ... I thought I had seen several other members discuss fibro.

    The pain right now is what is giving me the most fits. Also,...
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    Thanks for the blessing sick n tired. ..I'm...

    Thanks for the blessing sick n tired.

    ..I'm not diagnosed, but I'm curious now. I looked it up and I have quite a few of the symptoms:

    Anemia
    IBS
    Iritis
    Lower back stiffness and pain

    All...
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    Iritis - anyone else have this?

    I haven't seen anyone else post about this. It was actually the thing that finally led the docs to test for lupus.

    My first instance was awful, with about 6 weeks loss of vision in one eye. I...
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    Just diagnosed with Fibro, 3 years w/ Lupus

    After 3 years learing about Lupus, dealing with flares, meds and issues with trying to work. I've got my Lupus under control (says the monthly blood tests), However, it's been a hard summer, and I...
  22. Thread: Great Site..

    by SonyaLA
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    Welcome Phantomgirl, This is a great site to...

    Welcome Phantomgirl,

    This is a great site to learn about Lupus, and to vent when you need to. The best thing, however is all of the comfort available from people who know exactly what you are...
  23. Thread: Where's Oluwa?

    by SonyaLA
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    I was wondering the same myself. She usually has...

    I was wondering the same myself. She usually has posts going in several forums?

    Sonya
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    Hi Oluwa, How was your week? I've been...

    Hi Oluwa,

    How was your week?

    I've been thinking about those mean ribs! I got my extra sleep in over the weekend, and had another good week at work. I saw my doc on Thursday, and she is real...
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    Oluwa, Wow, up at 6am, dancing, house chores...

    Oluwa,

    Wow, up at 6am, dancing, house chores and home improvement! You are feeling good. That's GREAT.

    I love to dance. I used to go dancing all the time, in fact that was how I met my...
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