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    I've had chronic vertigo (or labyrinthitis -...

    I've had chronic vertigo (or labyrinthitis - google it) since summer '05, and only got the diagnosis of lupus in the spring of '09. In all the time before that, all the doctors suspected it was just...
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    It depends on the person, but for some of us,...

    It depends on the person, but for some of us, it's much worse. After all, lupus tends to cause chronic inflammation, and heat exacerbates inflammation, so warm weather actually makes lupus symptoms...
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    Unfortunately, we can never know that the...

    Unfortunately, we can never know that the plaquenil is working, only when it isn't. Its main goal is to moderate (ie. tone down) the immune response. Although lupus is quite different for everyone,...
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    Just from some quick research into this Mirac...

    Just from some quick research into this Mirac stuff, I've found that the main active ingredients in it are quercetin and bromelain. Check out these two ingredients on Wikipedia for yourself. ...
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    I tried Lyrica (pregabalin) without success...

    I tried Lyrica (pregabalin) without success earlier in the fall. It works by mimicking GABA, an amino acid that acts as a neuro-inhibitor. The problem with Lyrica is that it crosses the blood-brain...
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    DHEA is a precursor hormone to estrogen and...

    DHEA is a precursor hormone to estrogen and testosterone. There have been studies that show that DHEA is better than a placebo at reducing symptoms of lupus (in women, at least). However, nobody...
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    I've been on Prozac, Lexapro, and Paxil for...

    I've been on Prozac, Lexapro, and Paxil for anxiety/suspected depression, and never had good results. The Paxil probably did the best at alleviating the anxiety, but only because the dosage was high...
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    Although there are probably lymph nodes in the...

    Although there are probably lymph nodes in the back along the spine, what you are referring to are actually joints between your spine and your pelvis. I don't remember what they are called, but I do...
  9. Thread: balance

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    I've been battling chronic vertigo for longer...

    I've been battling chronic vertigo for longer than I've known I had lupus, but there is no doubt in my mind that the slowly-developing lupus is the cause. Although lupus is different for every...
  10. Thread: Rubber Legs

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    Those of us with lupus are prone to chronic joint...

    Those of us with lupus are prone to chronic joint inflammation, even if it is not noticeable as a pain or swelling. When joints swell (especially in the neck and spine), they press on nerves,...
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    Vertigo

    I actually got hit with vertigo long before I got my lupus diagnosis (this spring). It started in early June of 2005, and, although the severity has lessened, very few days go by without at least...
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