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  1. Kelly, thanks. Your response did help. What I...

    Kelly, thanks. Your response did help. What I intended to ask about was not a lupus diet but in fact the lupus elimination diet. I hope I can have your willpower to try the elimination diet and...
  2. Questions about lupus diet, candida, supplements???

    In reading through different threads I've realized that I haven't spent enough time and energy researching the connection between food allergies, candida, herbal supplements, and such with relation...
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    I can't stay cool enough. Any little exertion -...

    I can't stay cool enough. Any little exertion - a 10 minute run to the store - makes me break out in a sweat. It's awful to have to wear long sleeves to keep the sun off me. And I'm way past...
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    Infrared lighting and rashes????

    I keep hearing about dry heat saunas and how they can help inflamation and the pain from RA. But how about lupus? Can infrared light be harmful to lupus patients like UV light is? I've always...
  5. More than antisocial, I feel very isolated. We...

    More than antisocial, I feel very isolated. We have a disease the most people don't understand. When I'm in an extended flare and don't feel like doing anything, or don't have the energy to engage...
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    I have gotten a script for tramadol from another...

    I have gotten a script for tramadol from another doctor. I don't have the energy to find another rheumy and besides, other than the issue of the pain meds, I love my rheumy, so this works for me....
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    Scared of so much prednisone

    I've been on prednisone since the first of December, increasing till the first of March when rheymy put me up to 60 mg. a day, for 6 weeks. Mid April she started slowly reducing it and i'm now on...
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome to the forum, Brent. Sounds like you've...

    Welcome to the forum, Brent. Sounds like you've had your share of difficulties and yet have a great attitude. We're happy that you are here. Be assured that there is no inner circle, only a circle...
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    THANK YOU ADMINISTRATOR

    Thank you beloved Administrator for keeping this site up and running for us! We get on the internet and just assume that everything runs by itself. You have a thankless, payless job here, but we...
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    Hi Sassysinglemom. I just got back on this site...

    Hi Sassysinglemom. I just got back on this site last night and came across your messge from December and boy, did my heart go out to you. It has been four months since you tried to kill yourself...
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    What the heck? I typed weight watchers and...

    What the heck? I typed weight watchers and "Fartknocker" came up on my post. What is that????
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    I switched to weightwatchers over a week ago and...

    I switched to weightwatchers over a week ago and started taking ambien at the same time, and since then have had more good days than I've had in a long time. I suspect it's partly because I'm...
  14. Thread: Back Online

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    :) Hi everyone. I love this forum and am so...

    :) Hi everyone. I love this forum and am so happy to be back here. Hi Hatlady and Hippimom!
  15. As much as I hate to do it, I sometimes take my...

    As much as I hate to do it, I sometimes take my husband with me. When I'm sick and exhausted and in pain I don't think the docs take me as seriously as they do a healthy man who descibes my hands...
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    I take 1200 mg of neurontin for restless leg...

    I take 1200 mg of neurontin for restless leg syndrome at bedtime and I love it. Helps me relax and helps the pain I have from restless leg. I don't know if it helps other pain. What are you...
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    CatLady, I'm sorry your disease has progressed...

    CatLady, I'm sorry your disease has progressed and you have organ involvement. What is your status?

    I'm on 10 mg methotrexate, 20 mg prednisone and 400 mg plaquenil and finally feel my wonderful...
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    My doc used the same language with me when she...

    My doc used the same language with me when she game me prednisone and I had the same results as you so now i love it. When I went back to see her I thought she'd take me off it and give me something...
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    Between the plaquenil, prednisone and now...

    Between the plaquenil, prednisone and now methotrexate, I now feel great!!! Better than I've felt in weeks. So it's working. My husband asked a doctor friend who's a pediatric oncologist and about...
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    Methrotrexate -side effects etc.

    Went to rheumy today hoping she would increase plaquenil and stop prednisone, but she didn't. Said to continue 400 mg plaquenil, increase prednisone to 20 mg, and she started me on 10 mg...
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    My 82 year old mother has Lupus - was diagnosed...

    My 82 year old mother has Lupus - was diagnosed in her sixties, rather late, don't you think. Hers is in remission. All studies point to a genetic component to Lupus.

    I hope you all have a very...
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    Saysusie, I am so sorry about the death of your...

    Saysusie, I am so sorry about the death of your daughter. You deserve to do anything and go anywhere you want for the holidays. Too bad only your mother understands. My heart goes out to you. ...
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    Editor03, does your family understand your...

    Editor03, does your family understand your disease? If not, they need to. Once they know what you are going through, the condition of your house won't be nearly as important to them as your...
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    As far as Thanksgiving goes, I have told my 18...

    As far as Thanksgiving goes, I have told my 18 year old daughter I need her help with the cooking, so she's going to make the pies on Wednesday, and help with other kitchen duties. My hubbie spoke...
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    Khix, I'm so sorry you are going through this...

    Khix, I'm so sorry you are going through this scary rough time in your life. :( Immune deficiency diseases like Lupus are hard to diagnose, which makes what you are going through even more scary. ...
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