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  1. Why so few Effective Drugs to Treat Lupus?

    Why are there so few effective drugs to treat lupus? It seems like much more progress is being made in other diseases. Is it lack of money? Lack of interest in the illness, or what? I have...
  2. Thread: Spider Bite

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    Redness went away. Still quite swollen though. ...

    Redness went away. Still quite swollen though. I am pretty sure he will be o.k. and will not have to be hospitalized.
  3. Thread: benelysta

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    Whatever you do, please don't go off your meds.

    Whatever you do, please don't go off your meds.
  4. Thread: Spider Bite

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    He went for follow-up to his regular Dr. and she...

    He went for follow-up to his regular Dr. and she put him on antibiotics. She said if the redness goes beyond the marking she placed on his arm, he will have to come see her again. He then might...
  5. Thread: Spider Bite

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    Spider Bite

    This weekend my boyfriend got bit by a spider that caused him to have to go to the emergency room. His arm started to throb and it swelled up. The Dr. had to lance his arm. Who would know a spider...
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    I think I get the picture, although I am...

    I think I get the picture, although I am unfamiliar with some of these medical terms. I was thinking of getting a medical dictionary anyway, and this is the perfect catalyst for that. Thanks for...
  7. Neighbors Who Impose and Can't Leave Us Alone

    What do you do with neighbors who impose on you and won't leave you alone? I have a couple of neighbors who always want us to do this and do that for them. We have our own problems to deal with and...
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    Barking Dogs are Driving Me Crazy

    I have a very high concentration of barking dogs where I live. I am located in a rural area, but the houses are close together. I don't mind the chickens, birds, or other noises, but the barking...
  9. Thread: Sciatica

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    Went to my fourth session. It didn't go as well...

    Went to my fourth session. It didn't go as well as former sessions. My left knee was swollen and the therapist taped and iced it. I found out that my left ankle is extremely weak. I wasn't given...
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    I would definitely go to the ER. Please keep us...

    I would definitely go to the ER. Please keep us informed.
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    Tumis lupus diagnosis

    I have never heard of tumid/tumis lupus. How does it differ from other forms of lupus or does it differ?
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    Kim, so sorry to hear that you have had more...

    Kim, so sorry to hear that you have had more problems. Here is hoping this is the last of them for some time to come, and that things will get considerably better for you and yours.
  13. Thread: Sciatica

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    Well I went for my second session and had a...

    Well I went for my second session and had a different therapist. She was considerably better than the first. The session went well and I returned for my third session yesterday. The therapist said...
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    Nonna, I know someone else who just fell on her...

    Nonna, I know someone else who just fell on her face. She has been in the hospital for a week. I hope you didn't end up in there. Are you o.k. now? It seems like everybody I know has had some...
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    Sticky: I see Dr. Isabel Gonzalez at the West Ventura...

    I see Dr. Isabel Gonzalez at the West Ventura Medical Clinic in Ventura, CA. She is extremely thorough and listens. She explains things very well when you ask her questions and is very patient and...
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    What exactly was this ice bucket challenge? ...

    What exactly was this ice bucket challenge? Please clue me in!
  17. Thread: Sciatica

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    Will go to physical therapy Monday, but if that...

    Will go to physical therapy Monday, but if that doesn't go well I am giving up on it. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
  18. Thread: hello

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    It's good that you have a formal diagnosis, some...

    It's good that you have a formal diagnosis, some of us here on this website have never gotten one. I got an informal diagnosis in my early 50's, although the Dr. thought I have had lupus since my...
  19. Thread: Sciatica

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    I don't know about this physical therapy! I felt...

    I don't know about this physical therapy! I felt worse after having done the exercises. They put a strain on my neck and left foot. So today I went to the chiropractor and had an adjustment. That...
  20. Thread: Sciatica

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    Sciatica

    Today I go in for my first physical therapy session for my sciatica in the right leg. It hurts when I move around. It is probably going to hurt even more in physical therapy. I don't even know if...
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    I hope you get some answers in the future, but if...

    I hope you get some answers in the future, but if not, please accept the fact that you may never get a formal diagnosis.
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    My stressors were a delay in getting treatment...

    My stressors were a delay in getting treatment for extracting my wisdom teeth (no money to have them removed), a diagnosis of mucious colitis, and trying to complete two difficult, accelerated...
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    I think accumulated stressors were the trigger...

    I think accumulated stressors were the trigger for me, not just one particular event.
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    Alicake, I find the Drs. are absolutely paranoid...

    Alicake, I find the Drs. are absolutely paranoid when it comes to prescribing pain meds. They must think we are all addicts. They are scared of the feds who, I believe, randomly pick Drs. offices...
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    I for one, am I whose tests came out negative,...

    I for one, am I whose tests came out negative, but my Dr. believes I have lupus anyway. He thinks I have had it since my teens and I am 64 years old. The Drs. try to relieve my symptoms the best...
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