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    Sjögren's syndrome

    Since I work for a doctor, I switched to her as my primary physician as well. It has been a few years since I had blood work done so she ran every test possible. I had to laugh, the results didn't...
  2. Thread: Sensitive skin

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    Sensitive skin

    "Life is too short to wear uncomfortable clothing". My skin, especially when I'm flaring, tends to be hypersensitive to material. If the garment is the least bit scratchy or snug, I absolutely can't...
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    Karma the amazing service dog

    Karma turned 2 June 14 and now weighs 100 pounds. Big, sturdy and the most loving sweetheart! He has been amazing when it comes to keeping me from face planting- a skill I'm an expert at, and...
  4. Thread: Supplements

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    Saysusie: I kid you not, the celery seed has...

    Saysusie: I kid you not, the celery seed has worked wonders! A word of warning- do NOT take celery seed capsules then go lay down for at least 1/2 hour. I did that one night. Burped while laying...
  5. Thread: New experience

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    Too weird!!! I've been having the exact same...

    Too weird!!! I've been having the exact same problem for a few months now. What is going on?
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    It isn't for lupus, but I take celery seed for...

    It isn't for lupus, but I take celery seed for high blood pressure and yes,for me,it has worked just as well as a prescription drug. My pulmonologist was shocked when I told him, but the numbers...
  7. Thread: Eye issue

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    Eye issue

    I know medical advice is not to be asked for or given on this forum but I hav a situation that I cannot get resolved anywhere else (my eye doctor and naturopath are both totally stumped) so I come to...
  8. Thread: Eye problems

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    Yeah, I'm done with my eye doctor: he just wanted...

    Yeah, I'm done with my eye doctor: he just wanted to treat the symptoms and not look for the cause. My Naturopath says I'm either allergic to something or Lupus was harassing my eyes. Eventually...
  9. Thread: Eye problems

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    Doc ruled out pinkeye. Talked to hi. This morning...

    Doc ruled out pinkeye. Talked to hi. This morning and he is thinking it is a systemic allergy- I'm allergic to myself!?! Not a surprise there. He suggested daily allergy drops in my eyes. $160 a...
  10. Thread: Eye problems

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    Eye problems

    January 11, later in the afternoon, my eyes starting having a thick yellowish discharge, that turned white, then clear and runny. I woke up the next morning with the whites of both eyes completely...
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    Prayers for you. Stay strong. I know you will.

    Prayers for you. Stay strong. I know you will.
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    I got the job!!!!!

    Starting Monday, December 1, I will be the Office Manager for a Naturopathic Physician!!!!!! I am over the moon excited!!!!! It will start out part time but grow to full time in a year. Had the...
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    I am working as a temp office worker now. ...

    I am working as a temp office worker now. Thankfully my husband works full time as a mail carrier so he takes care of most of the costs of living. The lack of steady employment has given me the...
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    Karma the service dog

    Hi everyone! I've not posted for quite some time so I thought I'd share an update on life with my service dog. To recap, I got Karma who's is a black lab, last summer at 8 weeks of age. He is 17...
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    As difficult as it is, you must remain firm. Repeat after me: " I'm sorry, but I cannot help you."
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    Rock on Steve!

    Rock on Steve!
  17. I have a nodule on my thyroid that causes the...

    I have a nodule on my thyroid that causes the same issues you are experiencing. It was discovered during a ct scan of my lungs. Best of luck
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    Unemployment FINALLY!

    It took 2 1/2 months but my unemployment finally came through. Until today, I've been getting letters after my biweekly filing that my case was still pending. My exboss is going to flip out! Couldn't...
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    Hi, my name is Rita and I am a recovering soda...

    Hi, my name is Rita and I am a recovering soda addict. For 35 years ( not a typo) I drank 2-12 cans of
    Pepsi a day. When packing for vacation, the first thing I did was calculate how many sodas I...
  20. Thread: Itchies

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    Itchies

    I get itchies, to on the surface, but deep down, feels like the goes themselves in my fingers especially itch. No anti itch med has been able to make it stop so I just try distracting myself til it...
  21. Thread: I'm still here

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    As of 21 May I haven't heard either way about...

    As of 21 May I haven't heard either way about my unemployment. Will post when I do. Fingers crossed
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    Yes, the rag rugs can be washed. I'm making mine...

    Yes, the rag rugs can be washed. I'm making mine quite sturdy, so they will go through the wash on gentle cycle nicely. I find it sad and aggravating that hostile work environments are becoming more...
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    I love my tens unit! That, combined with the...

    I love my tens unit! That, combined with the heating pad is the only thing that gets my back out of spasm. I haven't used it on my hands, I prefer a heating pad for that, but for my back, knee and...
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    I'm still here

    Umm, I'm in the process of looking for a new job. I was suddenly, without warning fired 15 April. The reason given was totally bogus and had I been allowed to go to my computer, I would have been...
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    I've taken melatonin for years and have not...

    I've taken melatonin for years and have not noticed a change in my flares because of it.
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