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  1. Poll: just lost my job

    Just lost my job last week after 9 years with the company. Pleuritis/costochondritis since beginning of sept. Between pain and lack of sleep and side effects of meds, I had to drop to half time. ...
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    Glad you found the multiple container strategy,...

    Glad you found the multiple container strategy, it is easier than figuring it out every day! I'll have to try the cell phone alarms - I tend to forget to take the meds and then have to stay up very...
  3. Thread: Prednisone Rant

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    Hi Clear Kendra, Sorry to hear you're having a...

    Hi Clear Kendra, Sorry to hear you're having a rough time with the meds for so long. I've been on the dospaks before with minimal symptoms since they're such short run. But doc just put me on 32...
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    Yesterday I took 20 pills plus 2 rx drinks. ...

    Yesterday I took 20 pills plus 2 rx drinks. Today they upped my dose (add 2 pills a day!).

    I have three pill organizers (am, pm, and vitamins), a canister of rx drink mix in the kitchen, plus an...
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    Wow - sounds like lots of us deal with the...

    Wow - sounds like lots of us deal with the pleurisy. Thanks again for the tips.
    I was feeling better last week on the pred but it ran out on Sat (dospak) and by Monday I was feeling much worse. ...
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    Last time I saw the rheumy, I told him if it was...

    Last time I saw the rheumy, I told him if it was going to fall out anyway, I wanted it to look pretty in the meantime so I dyed it. I swear he wrote "IN DENIAL" in my medical record!

    I had heard...
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    understanding flares

    Hi all. Thanks for all the posts here - a wealth of information and perspective in this forum! I've had mild SLE so far (skin/joint) but fighting pleurisy now for first time. I'm wondering how you...
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    Thanks all for the responses. I had been surfing...

    Thanks all for the responses. I had been surfing the internet but hadn't found some of the info you've provided here. I'll definitely talk to my dr about these as I try to get to the end of this...
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    SLE forever - pleurisy this week

    Hi - I'm Overit. Literally. Sorry to sound negative on my first post here, just trying to find some advice on how to deal with pleurisy.

    My SLE has been very mild so far, mostly skin/joint...
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