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  1. Thread: Hi, I'm new

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    Hi Anna Bannana, I went through the same thing...

    Hi Anna Bannana,

    I went through the same thing when I was young. It took me forever to get diagnosed because of the same things your going through.

    A "Rhuematologist" specializes in diagnosing...
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    Hi Jayne

    Yes, your ANA can go up and down. There are other test that a Rhuematologist will run along with the ANA that will help him determine if you have Lupus or not.

    You have a few of the Lupus...
  3. Thread: Kidney Pain

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    Hi Missy

    I'm so sorry to hear that you have 4th stage Nephritis. There is a new medication that has a high success rate with out the side effects of steriods. It is still considered experimental in the US...
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    I to had the hysterectomy

    Hi Frazzled...

    I had the surgery about a year and 3 months ago. It is really a simple procedure.

    With having LUPUS this is what you can expect...

    Your muscles won't want to be very active...
  5. Thread: Howdy!

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    Welcome

    Hi Polly,

    I just joined a few weeks ago. I think you'll find that everyone here is thoughtful and understanding.

    It does some how make you feel better knowing you're not alone and that there...
  6. Thread: Kidney Pain

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    Yes

    Yes I do have that exact pain. It is exactly how I described it to my doctor.

    Keep me updated... I'll be seeing a nephrologist soon.... I'll keep you posted as well!

    Michelle
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    Thanks

    Hi Missy,

    Thank you for your reply and for your advise on finding the right doctor.

    I don't know that I've done better without the meds as someone who is on them. I was in remission but since...
  8. Thread: Nephritis

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    Thank You

    Thanks for sites! The second site was pretty informative.
    :D
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    See a Rhuematologist!

    If you think you have Lupus, please SEE A RHUEMATOLIGIST! They specialize in diagnosing lupus. To often pre-diagnosed lupus patients wait for their doctors to send them to a specialist. Sometimes...
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    Lupus and Blood Sugar

    I'm finding that a lot of lupus patients aren't aware that lupus can spontaniously... with an off and on again effect, lower your blood sugar.

    symptoms sometimes include nasea and vomiting and can...
  11. Thread: Nephritis

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    Nephritis

    I was wondering if anyone knows of non steriod treatment for nephritis?

    Also, does anyone know where I can go (via the internet) to read up on nephrits?
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    In another topic on this site we talked about...

    In another topic on this site we talked about being a vegitarian. I am one.

    I became one due to the stomach problems and the incredible fatigue I would feel after eating. I still have stomach...
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    Thank you Susie

    Susie you are very sweet. Thank you.

    I did forget to mention one thing to you that you asked about in your 1st response.

    What I take for Raynolds... A very hot shower! As often as needed. If...
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    Hi Kitty, I did start feeling better on...

    Hi Kitty,

    I did start feeling better on certain levels. First I would like to say that if you have Lupus Niphritis it is recommeded to lower your protien intake. I have been having kidney...
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    Thank You

    Thank you so much for that reply. As I read it I literally started crying.

    Those were the most encouraging thoughtful words that I've heard since I've moved away from home. Thank you so much for...
  16. Thread: Kidney Pain

    by mmichelle
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    I have the exact same thing

    Just so you know... I have the kidney pain as well, and periodically severe pain with blood in the urine.

    They can not figure mine out either. Let me know if your docs come up with anything......
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    I'm new tot he forum.. but heart and kidneys

    It sounds like she's already been diagnosed and what you are saying is that it's effected her heart and kidneys... and that is worrysome to you.

    That is what lupus does. SLE lupus is different...
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    New to this forum

    Hi,

    I have LSE Lupus. I've been sick off and on since I was ten yrs old... I'm now 32.

    It took this long to finally get diagnosed. I have found that most doctors aren't very educated on...
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