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    They make covers for the fluorescent bulbs for the office!!

    I had to use a lamp in my office for a couple of months after my doctor told me I was never going to feel better or get rid of the awful rash on my back, neck and in my hair (along with my hair...
  2. Thread: Lyrica...

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    Oluwa, The diuretic I took is OTC. I just popped...

    Oluwa,
    The diuretic I took is OTC. I just popped two and away you go to the bathroom. One of my co-workers swears I live in the bathroom because everytime she comes down the stairs (my office is on...
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    Oluwa

    You guys may not remember me but I come and read and sometimes post. Been a while tho. I had to post when I saw this thread on Lyrica. The swelling you are having is from the Lyrica. I am on it and...
  4. Thread: hysterectomy

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    What they don't tell you is, you will probably...

    What they don't tell you is, you will probably still be tired after the 6 weeks. Your scar may be healed but the tiredness took me forever to get through.
    Saysusie-what exercises do you do to make...
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    I have a question. How long after having your...

    I have a question. How long after having your appendix out did the pain come (or return)? Had you had any surgery abdominally before that? The reason I ask is I had ovarian cysts and endo and my...
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    You can also try the Lactaid brand of milk. It's...

    You can also try the Lactaid brand of milk. It's lactose free and all we use at my house now that both I and my son are LI. There are some ice creams that are lactose free as well, although we don't...
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    On top of the lupus I have little pinpoint ulcers...

    On top of the lupus I have little pinpoint ulcers all through my stomach. Anything tomato based sets me on fire. I love pizza and spaghetti, but it just is not worth it for the pain that follows. The...
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    Welcome! It may not be because of increasing your...

    Welcome! It may not be because of increasing your diet, it may be what is IN your diet. I know for me I have had to cut a lot of stuff out of my diet. Starting with red meat, spicy foods, tomato...
  9. Thread: hysterectomy

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    Mine was done in 2001. My best advice for you is...

    Mine was done in 2001. My best advice for you is to rest, rest, rest. But also walk around as much as you can (so alternate the two). Mine was a total hyst abdominally. Hip bone to hip bone but the...
  10. Thanks MaryCain. I read all that. But it doesn't...

    Thanks MaryCain. I read all that. But it doesn't explain the swelling, fever, pain, extreme fatigue, etc. I am at a loss. But I have an appt with my primary at 2:45 to figure out where to go from...
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    Happy Birthday! I, for one, am thankful that this...

    Happy Birthday! I, for one, am thankful that this site was inspired by such a great person. Without it I would be lost. {{HUG}}
  12. It's me again, talked to the nurse again

    and she said I do not have SLE, but I do have cutaneous lupus???? But that there is also something else going on and I need to see my other dr for that. She said I need to taper off the prednisone...
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    Thanks K! That was interesting. I'm definitely...

    Thanks K! That was interesting. I'm definitely asking about the pred. affect when they call tomorrow. Why do they play around with people like this? GRRR!!! I was actually feeling better today too,...
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    Thanks Kathy. Yes, I know she shouldn't have said...

    Thanks Kathy. Yes, I know she shouldn't have said it, and I think as soon as it came out of her mouth she realized it as well. Her next words were don't worry about what I've just said, I'll have the...
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    HELP! My labs are screwy

    Ok so the nurse just called with my lab results. The only one she ended up giving me is that my ANA is lower now than it was and she was confused. She said she's not sure I have SLE. The dr wasn't...
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    Now I know why I feel so bad

    I've said it before, but I gotta say it again, flares SUCK! I just left the dr. I have been beyond tired (you guys know what I mean), pain, fevers, swelling, and now my lymph nodes are swelling in my...
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    not laughing littlered. we had one until about 5...

    not laughing littlered. we had one until about 5 years ago cause my pain started getting worse and worse so we got rid of it. LOVED the heat part of it tho. whatever works is what I say. :)
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    ROFL on the aero mattress. ;) Let us know how you...

    ROFL on the aero mattress. ;) Let us know how you like the craftmatic. Never know when I might want to upgrade. ;)
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    thanks a bunch. I think that covered all the...

    thanks a bunch. I think that covered all the bases. :) :)
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    Saysusie, question for you

    One of my co-workers has RA really bad. They have run some blood tests and told her that her SED rate and RA Factor are both really high right now. Can you explain what those are? I've never really...
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    for me, the spot on your neck where it meets your...

    for me, the spot on your neck where it meets your shoulders, you know that joint? it starts hurting and swells and gets really hot. then it goes away and the next day or so it hits. That's my warning...
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    Welcome to the family Little Red. Sorry you have...

    Welcome to the family Little Red. Sorry you have lupus but you've come to a GREAT place for support, info and a gentle hug now and then.
    Glad you got rid of the uncaring louse and found a great...
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    We have the sleep number bed with the pillow top...

    We have the sleep number bed with the pillow top and we also put a memory foam topper on it. It definitely helped with my pain. Until now but I don't think that has anything to do with the bed. In...
  24. Thread: Help!

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    Hmmm worth a try but please make sure there is...

    Hmmm worth a try but please make sure there is someone there with you in case it does it again. I've resorted to getting a heating pad with a timer on it for my back. That way it helps my back but...
  25. Thread: Help!

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    UGH! I hate when wierd stuff crops up like that....

    UGH! I hate when wierd stuff crops up like that. My legs DO get like that after sitting in the tub, but only when I've made the water too hot. Not sure why cause it doesn't FEEL too hot to me but I...
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