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    i find this interesting because I have actually...

    i find this interesting because I have actually noticed that I have shortness of breath when I am walking for a longer period of time, like 10 minutes or 15. I start feeling light-headed, weak, and...
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    mountaindreamer, i have attempted to follow...

    mountaindreamer,

    i have attempted to follow the celiac (gluten-free) diet, and Kathy said it perectly...it is sooooo hard to follow. firt of all, gluten is in oats, wheat, barely, and rye......the...
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    thanks kathy, thats a really good point about...

    thanks kathy,

    thats a really good point about being more susceptible to infection since the Imuran weakens the immune system.. that part worries me, but I assume the benefit outweighs the risk...
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    thought i would give an update...My doctor did...

    thought i would give an update...My doctor did contact me, he just basically said that in a nutshell my liver & kidney enzymes were abnormal, and my creatine kinase enzyme was also very elevated -...
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    EXTREMELY abnormal bloodwork

    hi all, I am really worried because I am supposed to be leaving on a plane tomorrow to go overseas...and so yesterday I made an appt with my rhuemy to make sure everything was ok to go on my trip...i...
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    i think the reason that some poeple loose weight...

    i think the reason that some poeple loose weight on prednisone or dont gain an weight is because plaquenil has the effect of suppressing your appetite - or so i have been told....alhtough for me, it...
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    gosh...it seems like weight is a big obstacle for...

    gosh...it seems like weight is a big obstacle for many people with lupus. I was in the best shape of my life right before being diagnosed, and ever since then its like I feel that I should eat...
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    thank you so much for all of our sweet caring...

    thank you so much for all of our sweet caring replies! I am taking prednisone until the plaquenil kicks in....and I am praying that it does in fact take effect soon because the symptoms of lupus are...
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    I am in Northern VA, I go to school in...

    I am in Northern VA, I go to school in maryland...I am loking for a support group too[/i]
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    diagnosed with lupus in Sept. 08'

    hi.

    I was diagnosed with lupus this past september and am in a "flare-up" ever since. I am currently taking Plaquenil and prednisone - but an still in an excruciating amount of pain all over, I'm...
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