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    My heart is so breaking for you right now. But I...

    My heart is so breaking for you right now. But I wanted to tell you that my best friend is a certified dog trainer (her second job, lol) AND she raises boxers. They are her babies. The point of my...
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    I'm with Nonna.....stop focusing so much on your...

    I'm with Nonna.....stop focusing so much on your GPA and just shoot for an interview. If it comes up during the interview, you acknowledge it and turn a "weakness" into a strength: despite your...
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    Hey Debbie, The answer to your question (as...

    Hey Debbie,

    The answer to your question (as far as my end goes, lol) is YES! Right now my eyes feel like they're full of sandpaper but prior to this, I had a good month. Looking back over the past...
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    Wow Rob, I'm excited. And I find it both strange...

    Wow Rob, I'm excited. And I find it both strange and sad that I'm excited that someone understands exactly how I feel cause I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.

    I have become the queen of...
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    Rob, I am so glad you wrote this, although my...

    Rob, I am so glad you wrote this, although my heart breaks for you. I was (am?) a mechanical engineer, and like you, I feel like a huge portion of my identity is gone. My brothers and sister started...
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    It's not so much the outside of my nose that gets...

    It's not so much the outside of my nose that gets cold as it is the inside (if that makes any sense at all, lol). We just started with our cold weather down here (coastal Mississippi) and I cringe...
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    OK ya'll, I am SO laughing here because I've ...

    OK ya'll, I am SO laughing here because I've been wearing a full-length metal-rodded brace on my left leg for like 10 years (failed knee replacement). Anyway, I always get the inevitable question...
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    Welcome to the forum and I hope that you can find...

    Welcome to the forum and I hope that you can find answers here which will help you. You are not alone - most of us started out with "weird" symptoms and no definitive diagnosis. It took me .....(uhm,...
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    Hey Melanie, I'm still getting questions from...

    Hey Melanie,

    I'm still getting questions from my insurance company, even after all these years of them paying my claims. I went through a period of "prednisone breaking things" - my feet, my toes,...
  10. Thread: Easy tears?

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    Desley, You are not alone ~ we all understand....

    Desley,

    You are not alone ~ we all understand. I cried the other night while reading a book because the wolf died. And the wolf wasn't even a major character in the book, lol. I kind of had one of...
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    Hey Baum, Hang in there! I tend to be able to...

    Hey Baum,

    Hang in there! I tend to be able to "judge" my bad brain fog days and just don't drive on those days. It's aggravating as snot but not much I can do about it. I did have a couple of...
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    Tabitha, I will echo what everyone else is...

    Tabitha,

    I will echo what everyone else is telling you: you are NOT crazy. I'm one of those "weirdos" who are ANA negative although everything else (and then some, lol) is positive. My previous...
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    Sticky: You know you have brain fog when you actually get...

    You know you have brain fog when you actually get out of your car to wash your dirty windshield before leaving your house (and YES!!! I am now finally being allowed to drive short distances!) and...
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    Sticky: Ya'll all saw my "dancing" post the other day...

    Ya'll all saw my "dancing" post the other day about my new rheumy ~ her name is Heather North & she's in Ocean Springs, MS (for my neighbors to the west in New Orleans!). I've had the same pain...
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    Hey Carol and welcome! If you read other posts...

    Hey Carol and welcome!

    If you read other posts you'll find one from me - I switched to a new rheumy last week and my favorite thing about her was what she said: "I don't treat lab results, I treat...
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    Hey Marla, We recently got a Sleep Number bed...

    Hey Marla,

    We recently got a Sleep Number bed (after laughing at Lindsey Wagner and her "number" for all these years) and it's been great. Lloyd, my hubbie, has back problems and wanted something...
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    Hi Linda and welcome! It's great to meet you! ...

    Hi Linda and welcome! It's great to meet you!

    I've been on Plaquenil for 5 years now and I did have stomach problems for the first few weeks but it passed. Regarding the weakened immune system ~...
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    Thanks everyone for your shared joy in my new...

    Thanks everyone for your shared joy in my new rheumy! What a wonderful place this is that you all understand how utterly awesome this is for me and rejoice with me. I've told a couple of my "normal"...
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    I think it's a wonderful idea ~ I've done it...

    I think it's a wonderful idea ~ I've done it several times. There are actually a lot of free "classes" on the web in various things if you want to ease into it. Just do a search for free online...
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    Anyone on Keppra

    I know that there are only a few of us dealing with Lupus seizures, but has anyone had any experience with Keppra? I started it 7 days ago - a half dose at first - and am now taking 500 mg twice...
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    I'm so excited (dance, dance, dance!)

    Greetings friends!

    I saw the new rheumy this morning (referred to by my pain mgmt/neuro) and I adore her! I am truly so excited! My history is so long and complicated and she showed none of the...
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    Think positive!

    I've had the same pain mgmt doc for 11 years and he has been a true godsend. I honestly don't know what I'd do without him. When you go in, just tell him what you told us - that...
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    Superficial clots anyone?

    Good afternoon all,

    Has anyone ever had a "superficial clot"? At least I think that's what it is, lol....

    I've had a blood clot on my hand since Friday night. You can see it underneath the skin...
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    Hey Jenn, welcome and I'm happy to meet you! I've...

    Hey Jenn, welcome and I'm happy to meet you! I've only been on the board for a few weeks now but wow, what caring, wonderful people I have found here ~ I know that you will find a place to vent,...
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    Happy birthday to my new friend who has been such...

    Happy birthday to my new friend who has been such a blessing in my life. Hope it's an absolutely wonderful day!
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