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  1. Thread: plaquenil

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    I was definitely diagnosed this month by my RA,...

    I was definitely diagnosed this month by my RA, Dr Morris. He started me on Plaquil. It has only been two days since I began it, but have had no side effects. Hooray!
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    Sticky: I am recently diagnosed. I am seeing Dr Morris...

    I am recently diagnosed. I am seeing Dr Morris with RA Associates and Dr Sullivan for the liver problems in Kingsport. Dr Morris started me on Plaquil this week.
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    My liver specialist thinks I have Lupus. All the...

    My liver specialist thinks I have Lupus. All the tests point to it. My problem was spotted on a blood test panel for my diabetes. My liver enzymes were high. At first he thought I had cirrhosis of...
  4. My first appointment will be in March, too. My...

    My first appointment will be in March, too. My liver specialist referred me I was amazed that I was being referred to an RA. I have a few arithitic symptoms. The things that showed up on my other...
  5. Thread: Prednisone

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    I had the tapering does in December. It seemed to...

    I had the tapering does in December. It seemed to stop the rashes for a month, but they are back. I did not gain weight or bloat. My blood pressure is 110/68, but my dad died at 55 from a sudden...
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    Sticky: I realize now that the sun does affect me. I...

    I realize now that the sun does affect me. I thought I had an allergy that caused the rashes. I had the fatigue, muscle pain, itching, and aches, but attributed them to aging. I am 64. I wear...
  7. Thread: Middle TN

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    I live in Lee County Virginia

    I live in Pennington Gap about 40 miles from Middlesboro. Who is your Ra? I have an appointment with the Kingsport Ra Associates and am going to Dr Michael Sullivan in Kingsport as a liver...
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    My liver specialist called this morning. He said...

    My liver specialist called this morning. He said my DNA antigen tests confirmed I have an autoimmune diseas which he suspects is LUPUS. He is referring me to a dermatolgist to confirm it. This was...
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    Sticky: I am seeing Dr. Sullivan in Kingsport Tn. He is a...

    I am seeing Dr. Sullivan in Kingsport Tn. He is a liver specialist.
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    Should I get a Shingles shot?

    Before I was diagnosed with lupus I was planning on getting a shingles shot this month. I am on predisone
    Should I get the shot? Has anyone else got it?
  11. Thread: Middle TN

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    I live in south west Virginia near the Tn border...

    I live in south west Virginia near the Tn border about 500 miles from Kingsport and about 30 from Middlesboro Ky. I was just diagnosed and do not know anyone with lupus. I have SLE lupus which showed...
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    Ty I think this board will help me since I do...

    Ty
    I think this board will help me since I do not know anyone else with lupus or too much about it. I have done a lot of research on the web in the past month about it, but talking to and listening...
  13. Thread: SYStemic Lupus

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    SYStemic Lupus

    I do not have much of rheumatoid problems. i had discoid breaksouts on my forehead and around my nose. I itched so bad I thought I would lose it. I had the brain fog and exhaustion. A blood panel...
  14. Interested in support group in south western Virginia

    I am a newbie and very interested forming support group in Lee County Virginia or nearby. I do not know anyone else with lupus. I was just diagnosed this month. I need a buddy
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    Newbie Helen Tester

    I live in South western Virginia and would love to start a support group in my area. I was just diagnosed this month with SLE Lupus and do not know anyone else with lupus.
    My diagnosi8s started with...
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