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    I agree. Go see a dermatologist

    After putting off a visit to a derm for a LONG time, I went a few weeks back.

    Seemingly innocuous face 'spots' were identified as precancerous and frozen off. Also, a suspicious mole was biopsied...
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    I work part-time at a pharmacy. Vitamin D flies...

    I work part-time at a pharmacy. Vitamin D flies off the shelf. Docs are now recognizing how widespread Vitamin D deficiency is, across the population.

    Seems as though, since we've stopped tilling...
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    Get it checked out now! Could be anything from...

    Get it checked out now! Could be anything from nothing to a heart attack/stroke.

    Anything is possible, however, it does not sound like the Raynauds I know and love.
  4. Thread: Another Flare?

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    At first I thought I was an insufferable ingrate...

    At first I thought I was an insufferable ingrate who avoids parties and other forced social gatherings that are miserable for all those except drunks and exhibitionists.

    I very politely decline...
  5. Thread: Another Flare?

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    Flares are like relatives --- they show up at the...

    Flares are like relatives --- they show up at the most unexpected times. You can close the curtains and sit in the dark, but they always seem to find you.

    No amout of medication is going to stop...
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    Diarrhea and I are well acquainted since 1970... ...

    Diarrhea and I are well acquainted since 1970... Sort of my personal vintage and watershed year.

    I won't bore you with my history and all the SLE, fibro and RA stuff we all know and love. Let's...
  7. Thread: pressure pains?

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    So sorry you are experiencing such discomfort. I...

    So sorry you are experiencing such discomfort. I identify completely.

    First, let me say, I have had both hips replaced, so I'm doomed to sleeping on my back forever. Secondly, I have fibro, along...
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    By any chance, have you been diagnosed with...

    By any chance, have you been diagnosed with Raynaud's Syndrome?

    I have --- the colder it gets inside or out, the more I hurt. Beginning at the onset of fall (or in strong A/C) my bones, joints...
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    SITC, Thanks for the tip on foods. I eat a lot...

    SITC,

    Thanks for the tip on foods. I eat a lot of tomato based items. Tomatoes and lycopene will no longer be my friends. Thank goodness I don't have a prostate.

    Your insight now gives me...
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    Thanks SITC. Perhaps I'm not so crazy after all....

    Thanks SITC. Perhaps I'm not so crazy after all.

    Non-believers are won over when I inadvertantly make a fist (in the depths of winter) and split open all of the deep creases on my knuckles. This...
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    I've been taking plaquenil for a couple of years....

    I've been taking plaquenil for a couple of years. I also had a gastric bypass over four years ago.

    I do not crush my plaquenil, which seems to be working just fine and does not upset my pouch. I...
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    Raynaud's, cold weather and boo-boos

    Now that there is a slight nip in the air (northeast) my skin rips open with gay abandon. Just a mere tap against anything harder than a wet noodle causes me to burst like a bratwurst.

    Everyone...
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    I had the same concerns and asked a lot of...

    I had the same concerns and asked a lot of questions.

    After nine months, I am now ramped up to 20 mg/week of methotrexate with no side issues other than a little fatigue on the day of dosing (I...
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    You have done exactly the right thing. Also,...

    You have done exactly the right thing.

    Also, take a list of all meds and over the counter supplements you are taking; a brief medical history including any surgeries, broken bones and/or accidents...
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    Happens to me too. Was feeling great Monday...

    Happens to me too.

    Was feeling great Monday morning. Went and overdid. Still felt good Monday night. Overdid on Tuesday --- spent the entire evening and next day in pain. Severe joint pain. For...
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    FWIW, I have SLE, R/A and OA. Don't know if they...

    FWIW, I have SLE, R/A and OA. Don't know if they are connected. My docs just can't decide. Each one has a distinctly different opinion and a different path to good health.

    Without boring you with...
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    Yes, thank you, the flare is subsiding. It took...

    Yes, thank you, the flare is subsiding. It took two weeks+ for the mouth sores to heal. One was the actual size of a moon crater and a great diet aid. It was a small price to pay for ten years of...
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    I will not know the net effect until a number of...

    I will not know the net effect until a number of months down the road. Bone building takes time.

    As for the experience itself . . . I went in, a nurse inserted a butterfly IV, she 'pushed' the...
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    Thanks Saysusie. I appreciate your concern. As...

    Thanks Saysusie. I appreciate your concern.

    As a last resort, I called my dentists (husband/wife team.) They looked over my charts and said my oral health and history did not justify any concern...
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    Methotrexate and IV Boniva

    Anyone here on methotrexate and IV Boniva (for osteoporosis), or have any inside information?

    I start my infusion on Wednesday and am torn --- I've been told by healthcare professionals that...
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    Innoculation and flare

    Last Friday I rec'd a pneumonia vac. from my rheumy.

    Almost one week later my arm still feels like it was hit by a baseball bat. Initially, it took three full days to move it from a fixed...
  22. Thread: Plaquenil

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    After being on plaquenil for a year, my doc added...

    After being on plaquenil for a year, my doc added methotrexate to the mix. The combination seems to be working quite well.

    Good luck to you.
  23. Thread: Lupus and Flu

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    I have just recovered from the flu. I had my flu...

    I have just recovered from the flu. I had my flu shot in October ---- my GP told me that the researchers missed the mark this year --- the shot is only 40% effective.

    My symptoms started as that...
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    Thanks kimb. Thanks mnj. Thanks for sharing your...

    Thanks kimb. Thanks mnj. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    I did call my rheumy's office and ask if fluid retention is a possibility. The nurse said, "No." I work every w/e with pharmacists,...
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    Hi All. Have completed 7.5 mg/weekly of...

    Hi All.

    Have completed 7.5 mg/weekly of methotrexate for one month. Was bumped up to 15 mg on Monday, with the prospect of going to 20 mg in two months.

    Slight stomach pain after eating is a...
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