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  1. Thread: Sore shoulder

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    Actually I have had no imaging. I have seen the...

    Actually I have had no imaging. I have seen the doctor and the physiotherapist though. I think because I have had other joint pains before with normal x rays they decided not to image me. The...
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    I've gone from 'my body is a temple, so I will...

    I've gone from 'my body is a temple, so I will only eat organic ethical slow energy release foods that I have sourced myself' to 'sod it I'm tired, I'll get a takeaway'.


    These days I will take...
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    yes you do on medication. I felt so normal that...

    yes you do on medication. I felt so normal that I thought that I was cured, then stopped the medication as i was ''cured''.


    Then I got ill again.


    So the lesson for me was not to stop it...
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    I had this at the beginning and found that taking...

    I had this at the beginning and found that taking it at night with food helped. When I've accidently forgotten a few doses and start taking it again, I get the same nausea symptoms again. So the...
  5. Thread: Sore shoulder

    by Furrydog
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    Sore shoulder

    My shoulder is very very painful :(. Have tried pain killers and accupressure. Heat pads are helpful but am only supposed to use them for 15 minutes at a time.

    I wanted to keep my arm in a...
  6. Maybe its to do with the type of people who go...

    Maybe its to do with the type of people who go into there things *sigh*.

    There was a blind man in there last year who was supposed to show the world how people coped with a disability and it was...
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    British Big Brother 2009

    Has a contestant (or potential contestant?) called Sofia who has lupus and has talked about her sister dying of it .

    http://www.thisisbigbrother.com/2009/article.php?nid=956


    Do you think this...
  8. Thread: Plaquenil

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    been on it for more than a month but still feel...

    been on it for more than a month but still feel nauseous all the time and sometimes dizzy. the stomach pain has gone though.

    However my fatigue has got a lot better, although I guess it is too...
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    Good luck with it. Yes it is a chemotherapy drug...

    Good luck with it. Yes it is a chemotherapy drug but then you could say that prednisolone is as well.

    Its part of CHOP - the P is prednisolone. Which is used for lymphoma and most of us have...
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    Have been taking it for over a month now and...

    Have been taking it for over a month now and still have really bad nausea :(
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    How long does the nausea and stomach issues last...

    How long does the nausea and stomach issues last for? Can't cope :(
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    Lupus is quite a spectrum isn't it? Depends on...

    Lupus is quite a spectrum isn't it?

    Depends on whether or not you have antiphospholid antibodies or not, whether or not you are on meds ?


    Some meds you shouldn't get pregnant on e.g....
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    Whats a 'hockey mom'? Keep seeing the words on...

    Whats a 'hockey mom'? Keep seeing the words on the news about Sarah Palin but didn't know what it was.




    Not from the US :D
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    Big hugs.

    Big hugs.
  15. Thread: thank you

    by Furrydog
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    Re: thank you

    What about today? Today is as good a day as any. :D :D :D

    Mark it as ''start of day one'' of starting to live :D




    Alternatively I found therapy very useful.
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    Happy Christmas

    Wanted to wish everyone Happy Christmas and New Year. I had a bad start to the year but haven't had any symptoms for a whole month now.

    First time this year that I haven't had joint pain for a...
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    Hope the results are not too awful. hugs

    Hope the results are not too awful.

    hugs
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    Hugs, hope you stay symptom free for longer.

    Hugs, hope you stay symptom free for longer.
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    Have a good christmas and holiday. See you next...

    Have a good christmas and holiday. See you next year.
  20. Thread: Another test

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    I am glad too. Didn't think I would have cancer...

    I am glad too. Didn't think I would have cancer but was a tiny bit at the back of my mind too, when I was thinking of refusing to have one at all, I thought 'oh no what if I refuse and its really...
  21. Thread: Another test

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    Had the sigmoidoscope and wasn't that bad, more...

    Had the sigmoidoscope and wasn't that bad, more embarassing than anything. They didn't find anything wrong so want to extend it and do another one in a few weeks time

    I might refuse it, don't...
  22. Thread: Another test

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    Another test

    Have to have a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy next week. Have been having abdominal pains :(

    Has anyone had one before? What are they like?

    Does it hurt?

    How long should I plan to have...
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    Floor cleaning

    Have just gone to the shop and bought some cleaning fluid for the floor, kitchen and clothes.

    Mopped the floor and done the hoovering and the laundry.

    Now my knees really hurt on both sides ...
  24. Thread: Walking

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    Am not sure about wearing a brace unless it is...

    Am not sure about wearing a brace unless it is medically recommended or by a physio or someone.

    But have you thought about a TENS machine?

    They seem to be really helpful for pain of many...
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    Tips for activities of daily living

    Thank you for people's tips on sleeping positions and pillows etc. for lying in bed and also to the shopping trolley idea and the not bringing in heavy items yourself idea.

    I wondered if people...
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