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    I found an LED desk lamp that should provide...

    I found an LED desk lamp that should provide enough light. It also has the advantage of being cool.

    Does anyone know of a resource for average UV for a given area? Like early morning versus late...
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    Thanks guys! That is exactly the kind of info I...

    Thanks guys! That is exactly the kind of info I needed!

    I already have cataracts (from diabetes) so I'll look for a different light. I hardly ever go outside anymore when the sun is up. It...
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    Confused about light

    I am currently shopping for a task/desk lamp going in the office of my boat. It's belowdecks and, well, cramped, so really good light is vital.

    In shopping for lamps I have come across all these...
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    A good thing to do is sunscreen before you put on your clothes! That's why I like sunscreen sprays - it's easy to get all over. Keep in mind that the average white cotton t-shirt is factor 5. ...
  5. Thread: FOODS

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    Re: Sunblock

    I really like the Bullfrog 36 sport spray because it is waterproof and you don't have to rub it in so it's easy to carry in your purse and add during the day.

    Make sure you apply sunblock 20 to 30...
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    Mine kind of comes and goes but I lost a lot of...

    Mine kind of comes and goes but I lost a lot of hair before I was dx'd.

    I started taking biotin supplements along with Omega oils (it's a mix if fish, flax, and borage) and that seems to have...
  7. Yes. I have type 1 diabetes and as a...

    Yes. I have type 1 diabetes and as a complication have background retinopathy and diabetic cataracts.

    My (well respected) eye doc said the new anti-malarials are not nearly as bad for the eyes as...
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    I know they are the first city in America with an...

    I know they are the first city in America with an ordinance requiring "visitability" in newly built single family homes. There has to be some sort of wheelchair access into the home. either ramped...
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    Mine are like that almost all the time now. My...

    Mine are like that almost all the time now. My hands can be swollen and full of fluid and they are still like that. It seems to get more pronounced as the day wears on.

    I don't get it. Never...
  10. Coolibar is at http://coolibar.com/

    Coolibar is at http://coolibar.com/
  11. I love the Coolibar stuff. I have a big men's...

    I love the Coolibar stuff. I have a big men's shirt of theirs that I throw over what I'm wearing, several of the headwrap scarves and some big shawl-type wraps to throw over my arms.

    I also have...
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    I've used neurontin for pain and hated it. I was...

    I've used neurontin for pain and hated it. I was taking less than half the recommended amount and felt like I'd had a lobotomy.

    But I generally react very strongly to medications like that. ...
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    It may think it's starving at this point. I also...

    It may think it's starving at this point. I also think my hormones and lymphatic system are screwed up which probably isn't helping.

    When I go on liquids it is really because that is all I can...
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    Thanks, Saysusie. I am REALLY trying to avoid...

    Thanks, Saysusie.

    I am REALLY trying to avoid going on the steroids. I already maintain or gain weight eating maybe one meal a day. When my stomach is bad I go for days or weeks at a time on...
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    I love Bare Minerals. I also found a very good...

    I love Bare Minerals.

    I also found a very good facial cream that is factor 25 sunscreen called Reviva which I use under my make up.

    I am hyper sensitive to almost all sunscreens - especially on...
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    *hugs* I'm glad you feel better today! I've...

    *hugs*

    I'm glad you feel better today! I've been having a rough patch myself and it does REALLY help to vent sometimes.

    This is a safe place to do that with loads of positive vibes from...
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    Questions about steroids

    Okay the plaq isn't really working right now (it WAS for awhile but I am 5-6 weeks into another flare and not doing so hot) and they're talking prednisone in a very low dose.

    1. Do you gain...
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    I tried a seratonin reuptake inhibitor originally...

    I tried a seratonin reuptake inhibitor originally for diabetic neuropathy pain which was also, probably, lupus pain as well. I took Effexor.

    They changed the patient insert 3 times in the year I...
  19. Thread: WHAT TO SAY?????

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    My father-in-law (85) replies with, "On top of...

    My father-in-law (85) replies with, "On top of the grass!"

    I generally use, "I'm hanging in there."

    I have way too much crap wrong with me to really get into it even with friends or family.
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    I took it years ago for neuropathy pain. At...

    I took it years ago for neuropathy pain.

    At half the dose they actually wanted me on I was damn near brain dead and drooling on myself. Told them next time to just get me a frontal lobotomy. It...
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    Honey, If you are bleeding internally you need...

    Honey,

    If you are bleeding internally you need to go to the hospital. If your mother can't help, call Social Services and see what they have to offer.

    You need to be in the hospital right now....
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    Well.....I wasn't going to say anything..... :P ...

    Well.....I wasn't going to say anything..... :P

    Valium will make you groggy but you get used to it and at very small doses (like, 5mg) it does help a little with the itching. Or maybe you just...
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    Thanks both of you! Yeah it itches too,...

    Thanks both of you!

    Yeah it itches too, SoleSinger!

    Valium helps a bit (seems to be central nervous system related) but I'm on morphine again today so now I'm also wired!

    As the itching gets...
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    Maybe this should go in "weirdest"

    but.....


    Why do the roots of my hair HURT?

    My hair loss so far has been fairly minimal, I guess. I have a definite "widow's peak" now and I cut off about 3 inches because it was breaking and...
  25. Thread: Tendonitis???

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    You also have lymph glands in your elbows. ...

    You also have lymph glands in your elbows.

    Somebody should test you for infection - you may need an antibiotic.

    It could also just be where your body decided to have inflammation. It's often...
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