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    Follow up on Swollen Parotids

    Thanks for all the information and comments. I found them very interesting and helpful.

    I saw the ENT doc yesterday. He assurred me that lupus can cause parotid glands to become enlarged. He...
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    As I read your post, pancreatitis runs through my...

    As I read your post, pancreatitis runs through my mind. Do you still have your gallbladder? You know, gallstones can cause pancreatitis which can be very painful. This was my experience. I...
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    I know exactly what you mean about that sudden...

    I know exactly what you mean about that sudden intense need to lie down and sleep. It seems to come out of nowhere and there is a very real feeling of panic. I wonder what would happen if I...
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    Swollen Parotids

    My parotid glands, those salivary glands right in front of my ears, have been swollen for over 3 months. I was taking 60mg Prednisone every day when this started and my rheumy decided to refer me to...
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    Hi Dawnal, Welcome to this wonderful support...

    Hi Dawnal,

    Welcome to this wonderful support group. I'm a newbie too. It's such a comfort to have supportive family and friends, no matter how it is that they come into our life.

    I'm sorry to...
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    I think my picture is a cat. Whatever she has on...

    I think my picture is a cat. Whatever she has on her head reminds me of one of those old fashioned leather football helmets. I could really relate when I saw her and it made me laugh! I feel like...
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    My Doctor Dilemma

    After months of excruciating muscle and joint pain, profound fatigue and weakness, fever and chills, and worsening kidney tests, I saw an internist who promptly referred me to a rheumatologist. The...
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    Thank you for the warm welcome. I am already...

    Thank you for the warm welcome. I am already finding answers through the search option for previous posts. I think mnjodette's suggestion for an up-to-date book is an excellent idea. I'm so glad I...
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    Newcomer

    Hi everyone. I was told I have SLE about 4 months ago. I didn't know anyone with lupus, so all I had to learn from was a brochure the rheumatologist gave me, a couple of 10 year old books at the...
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