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    I've had itching so bad, particularly on my...

    I've had itching so bad, particularly on my thighs, that scratching actually caused massive bruising. My dr. prescribed hydroxyzine hcl and it does help. I still get it on my head and back on...
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    I'm also on plaquenil and lost weight almost...

    I'm also on plaquenil and lost weight almost immediately after starting it. I lost about 20-25 lbs in a little over a year, mainly because my appetite dwindled to nothing. I think I've stablized now...
  3. Thread: Shampoos/Soaps

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    Shampoos/Soaps

    I saw somewhere that certain soaps/shampoos were better for lupus eryth. Don't know if it was this website or another lupus website, but I really need to find out. I get extremely itchy after my...
  4. Thread: Neurontin?

    by belsmom
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    I've been on neurontin for over a year and so...

    I've been on neurontin for over a year and so far, so good. I take it for neck/back pain. I was like you, lots of side effects, but the, what doesn't have a million of those? I waited until the...
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    I, too have the Vit. D deficiency and was...

    I, too have the Vit. D deficiency and was prescirbed the 50K Vit D, once a week for 3 mos.
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    Discoid Flare-up?

    Within the last 2 wks, I have started itching again and sometimes it's horrible! My sister and I have been working on & off to get our rental house in order after our renters moved out. One day, my...
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    I have been using the Mabelline liquid mousse for...

    I have been using the Mabelline liquid mousse for several months; it's very good but I am going to try something new for a while. Avon makes it and it has a 10 or 15 spf; it's cheap, too, so if I...
  8. Thread: 1st Dr. Appt.

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    1st Dr. Appt.

    Wish me luck - I see the rheum. for the first time next Monday. Thankfully, my sis is a nurse and will be going with me; she always knows the right questions to ask & between the 2 of us, there's...
  9. Thread: lupus (skin)

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    If this is the luck of the Irish, I'm changing my...

    If this is the luck of the Irish, I'm changing my heritage! It seems autoimmune diseases run in our family (diabetes, thyroid, skin diseases). I sleep too well & hard to get up in the mornings for...
  10. Thread: lupus (skin)

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    Thanks. I've found lots of web sites but this one...

    Thanks. I've found lots of web sites but this one seems far better than the others. It is discoid; a friend of mine who is a nurse & who treats patients with lupus spotted it right away (before I...
  11. Thread: lupus (skin)

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    I'm just wondering if most of the lupus symtons...

    I'm just wondering if most of the lupus symtons are about the same, regardless of type of lupus. I'm still learning. Thanks for your help & support!
  12. Thread: lupus (skin)

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    lupus (skin)

    Does fatigue go along with this type of lupus? I was diagnosed just over a month ago & am taking plaquenell (can't spell either!). The top of my hair at the back has turned white & think it's getting...
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