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  1. I can totally relate..I am a nurse practitioner...

    I can totally relate..I am a nurse practitioner and having to navigate the medical/insurance maze is challenging to me, and I always think "How would a non-medical person even know where to begin?" ...
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    Hopeful Soul- hang in there! Since being...

    Hopeful Soul- hang in there! Since being diagnosed, I finished college, grad school, married, adopted a child, and had a great career as a nurse practitioner! There have been flares and...
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    Thanks for your thoughtful reply! ...

    Thanks for your thoughtful reply! Congratulations on your kidney transplant!! Great story! I do think the steroids have played a big role in the diabetes- unfortunately, I am already on every...
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    This is a really big issue, and one I faced 20...

    This is a really big issue, and one I faced 20 years ago. I actually changed rheumatologists because my female doc (who I thought would be understanding of my hesitation to use cytoxan as I had just...
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    I was prescribed tramadol recently and whe I went...

    I was prescribed tramadol recently and whe I went to pick it up, the pharmacist told me that I shouldn't take it with Paxil, the antidepressant I am on. This would also be true for any SSRI (...
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    If it eases your mind at all, I have taken 400 mg...

    If it eases your mind at all, I have taken 400 mg Plaquenil daily for 33 years, and have had no damage to my eyes in all that time. Just keep up with your regular eye exams/visual fields exams. ...
  7. Thread: Hello everyone!

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    Wow...sounds like you have been though A LOT! ...

    Wow...sounds like you have been though A LOT! From what I know, you are
    lucky to have survived the necrotizing fasciitis. I hop you did not lose any limbs..how is your lupus being treated now?
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    First post-33 years with lupus

    Hello! My name is Sallie- I'm not new to having lupus, but I am new to this board (or to any other lupus site, for that matter). I've always sort of "handled" things even though I have had many...
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