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  1. Thread: Insect bites

    by Chocolate
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    Insect bites

    I have been increasingly sensitive to mosquito bites in the past couple of years. I swell more than ever, I got a bite on my upper arm and the redness and itch spread to about a 2.5 inch radius that...
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    Hey Linda, My first reaction is to say, FIND A...

    Hey Linda,

    My first reaction is to say, FIND A NEW DOCTOR! I have been extremely lucky when it comes to a diagnosis and doctors, so I may have an unrealistic way of looking at this subject. If...
  3. I have had lymph node issues (too big and too...

    I have had lymph node issues (too big and too many). I had a PET scan to find out if any of them were 'hot' and thankfully they were not. Anyway, this IS a problem of Lupus. If you are concerned...
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    This has been my biggest issue, at least, for my...

    This has been my biggest issue, at least, for my morale. I also have amusement park age kids(14,11,5). I bought a jacket froourselm Solumbra. Yes, they are worth it. My favorite is the cycling...
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    flares

    Well, when I was diagnosed at 17 ( 23 years ago) I only had some arthritis. I have had a few aches and stiffness throughout the years but never a major flare until last year. In Sept. of 2002 I...
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    Hey Awi, Well, I will try to answer your...

    Hey Awi,

    Well, I will try to answer your questions. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.

    The pleurisy came about a few years ago. I thought that I was having heart problems,...
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    Good News!!

    I got the news back from a PET CT and there is no sign of lymphoma, they have even decided against a biopsy. Just another scan in 6 months. This is a major relief for everyone in the family.
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    I get it

    I really understand the weight gain. I was on 5-10 mg prednisone for three years, I gained 40 pounds. The sooner you can get off of it the sooner you will be able to get the weight off. When I...
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    NO!!

    Your husband would still receive benefits if anything were to happen to you. I think what they are saying is that some companies offer life insurance up to a certain monetary value without a...
  10. Thread: New Member

    by Chocolate
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    Where are you?

    First of all I am very sorry about your Dad. I too have recently lost someone bery important to me it is truely heartbreaking.

    I understand about the panic attack. I was there last year, it was...
  11. Thread: New to Site

    by Chocolate
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    Hi there

    It is nice to see someone my age (I'm 40), with the wonderful husband. and the kids (14,11 and 5). I was diagnosed in 1981 with SLEand RA. Recently, the antiphospholipid among other things.
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    Just plain scared

    The Lupus is not the problem, at least the worst problem. I was diagnosed at 18, 22 yrs ago. I recently had a chest CT to determine scared tissue as a result of pleurisy. They found Lymphnodes...
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    It depends

    There are certain states in which you have to have insurance. I know that Indiana is one of them. I believe that there are about 5 of them.
    Good Luck
    Karen
  14. Thread: CELLCEPT

    by Chocolate
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    Cellcept for 3 1/2 years

    I have been on cellcept for 3 1/2 years and have had SLE for 21 yrs. I have recently had a chest CT that showed enlarged and multiple lymphnodes. I am waiting for the radiologists to compare this...
  15. Thread: CELLCEPT

    by Chocolate
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    Cellcept for 3 1/2 years

    I have been on cellcept for 3 1/2 years and have had SLE for 21 yrs. I have recently had a chest CT that showed enlarged and multiple lymphnodes. I am waiting for the radiologists to compare this...
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