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    Lupus, Osteoporosis and Lower Back Pain

    Hello, everyone:

    I have osteoporosis of the spine and hips along with Lupus, and I was wondering if anyone here has suffered a stress fracture or vertebral fracture of any kind? I don't know if...
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    Please pray for me...

    My family is a very close-knit one and we feel deeply for one another. My first cousin lost his wife (she was only 40 yrs old) and our family buried her yesterday. They had scarcely gotten home from...
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    Thanks to everyone for your encouraging...

    Thanks to everyone for your encouraging responses. Mari, I thought that if I went back to work after being on disability, I was doing what I needed to do and that it wouldn't be that hard to be...
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    I am so sorry this happened to you! To answer...

    I am so sorry this happened to you! To answer your question, I do agree that his comment is strange considering that everyone knows that you need an opthamologic baseline exam when you start taking...
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    Can't work, but disability DENIED.

    I am so disappointed I am in tears. While in the deep valley of a flare is not a good time for me to be hearing this bad news. I have been this route before, was denied twice then hired a lawyer and...
  6. Thread: Skinny

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    I've never heard of this, but I don't think it...

    I've never heard of this, but I don't think it makes a lot of sense. As Mari said, Lupus attacks all kinds of people, all races, all sizes. It is, indeed, no respecter of persons. While some gain...
  7. Good morning! I feel your pain, I really do. I...

    Good morning!

    I feel your pain, I really do. I too have asthma, secondary to Lupus, and I have struggled with it for years. The first thing I noticed about your post is that you say you are...
  8. I've been out of commission for most of the day,...

    I've been out of commission for most of the day, but I did want to stop in and say thank you to everyone that responded. Your info has been VERY helpful! I am taking the oral form of MTX, and next...
  9. Taking MTX and feeling terrible...will this pass?

    Hi, everyone,

    I started taking MTX about 2 months ago and am on 10 mg per week. On the day that I take it and for a couple of days after, I feel TERRIBLE! I could just curl up in bed and stay...
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    I thought I'd jump in on the discussion on the...

    I thought I'd jump in on the discussion on the possibility that your potassium is low and mention that I noticed you are drinking Red Bull which is full of caffeine. I have had low potassium as well...
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    Everyone before me has said it so well...it isn't...

    Everyone before me has said it so well...it isn't worth losing your health completely to hold on to a job, or to avoid calling your doctor because it is too expensive. I had to give up my job in May...
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    I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations!!

    I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations!!
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    Good morning, Mystiejm! I am so sorry that you...

    Good morning, Mystiejm!

    I am so sorry that you are going through all this! There is nothing worse than feeling like you are struggling just to take the next breath! I have asthma, and I have to...
  14. Thanks everyone. I have been working with my...

    Thanks everyone. I have been working with my doctor on this...actually, more than one. And though they try really hard, they mostly just scratch their heads and say my case is complicated. Most all...
  15. Anyone else have trouble with weight loss?

    I have been dropping weight, as I do when my disease activity flares up, and I am down to 88 lbs (at 5'2", that's pretty slim). I make myself eat 3 squares plus snacks in between, but it doesn't seem...
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    Marla, I can't imagine someone actually saying...

    Marla, I can't imagine someone actually saying that to your face!! Unfortunately there are too many doctors that are closed-minded and won't listen. I hope you can come back to San Antonio and get...
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    Thank you, Ty! You will see as we get to know...

    Thank you, Ty! You will see as we get to know each other that I can get pretty wordy. But I love being here and feeling like a part of a family. I will be praying that you get better and that your...
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    Debbie, I know what you mean! I too have...

    Debbie,

    I know what you mean! I too have painful joints and muscles, and hyperesthesia of the skin. So much so in fact, it hurts to be touched. So utilizing the skills of someone that is familiar...
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    When I moved to my current home from the...

    When I moved to my current home from the Houston/Galveston area (where I was received FABULOUS care from my pcp and rheumy), I was at a loss as to what to do. I found a rheumatologist who was exactly...
  20. Thread: Night Pain

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    I have severe restless leg syndrome (take mirapex...

    I have severe restless leg syndrome (take mirapex 3 x per day to help relieve symptoms) and have to be VERY careful with medications I take. When I took melatonin to help with my sleep disturbances...
  21. Good morning, Steve! Yes, you would think that...

    Good morning, Steve!

    Yes, you would think that wouldn't you? But in America, you have to prove yourself over and over and over again. It's a shame. I realize that there are those that abuse the...
  22. Thank you, Rob! I have been through this...

    Thank you, Rob!

    I have been through this before (was on disability for 8 years when I found myself single with no way to live but to go back to work...yeah, it's a long story. *sigh*); but the...
  23. Next step in disability process: appointment with doctor TODAY!!

    Well, I applied for disability and they haven't denied me right away (I'm hoping that's a good sign!). But I did have a doctor's appointment this afternoon to help the Soc Sec Admin determine if I am...
  24. Thread: Night Pain

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    I have the same problem...finally get to sleep...

    I have the same problem...finally get to sleep and wake up every hour or so in so much pain that I can hardly move. I take tramadol (Ultram) 3 times a day for pain, the last dose at bedtime. My doc...
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    Thank you everyone! You have all made me feel...

    Thank you everyone! You have all made me feel very welcome! I haven't been able to be online for a couple of days, so my today has been brightened by your responses. It is good to feel like I am a...
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