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    Hi Elaine. Although I haven't been diagnosed with...

    Hi Elaine. Although I haven't been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, I have had heart symptoms (pleurisy, palpitations, pericarditis) since being diagnosed with SLE. I don't have any advice to...
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    Sticky: Hi Devil Ducky, I'm sorry about the hell you're...

    Hi Devil Ducky, I'm sorry about the hell you're being put through by the medical system, we've all been there. You likely need a course of prednisone to calm down what sounds like flare symptoms. I'm...
  3. Crazy article, thanks for sharing. :)

    Crazy article, thanks for sharing. :)
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    I have missed a day's dose here or there and...

    I have missed a day's dose here or there and every time I do, I tend to have mild flare-like symptoms for a few days afterward. I basically find that one day of missed Plaquenil can affect me for up...
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    Hang in there, Kim. I have had many abnormal...

    Hang in there, Kim. I have had many abnormal paps, two colposcopies, two sets of biopsies and one LEEP procedure under general anesthesia. As scared as I would get, each time it turned out to be...
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    Hi AmyR. I am 31 years old and was diagnosed 3...

    Hi AmyR. I am 31 years old and was diagnosed 3 years ago with Lupus. My mom was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis at the same time as we were both experiencing some pretty scary symptoms and had...
  7. Thread: Flare???

    by deannegirl
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    Hi Hollie. I'm 31, a mom of an 11 year old, a...

    Hi Hollie.

    I'm 31, a mom of an 11 year old, a 45-60 hr a week business professional, leader of a Lupus Meetup Group and I never want to admit that I'm sick. Every time my symptoms subside I go...
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    I have Sle, my mom has Sle and autoimmune...

    I have Sle, my mom has Sle and autoimmune hepatitis and more than a dozen extended family members have other AI diseases. However just like you my biggest concern is my 11 year old daughter. She has...
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    I don't have any medical license to be doling out...

    I don't have any medical license to be doling out advice on this one but I will say that hydrocortisone cream works for me to at least relieve the itching for 12 hours or so. Cold compresses and...
  10. I'm sorry you were in the hospital Shanna. Was...

    I'm sorry you were in the hospital Shanna. Was this your first stay? I've got to the ER and Urgent Care many times but have yet to stay overnight...I'm not looking forward to that first time that it...
  11. Sasha McHale dies of Lupus complications at age 23.

    http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_22063157?source=rss

    Taking a moment of silence to remember Sasha McHale, taken tragically at 23. May she rest in peace and may her memory bring awareness and...
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    jmail --- this is a very interesting thread, I am...

    jmail --- this is a very interesting thread, I am certainly learning a lot from the knowledge base at the WHL community.

    So I work in corporate america in a pretty high-stress, ivory tower type...
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    Hi Suzi, welcome to the forum. :) I understand...

    Hi Suzi, welcome to the forum. :) I understand what you mean about wishing you could avoid that next flare. I'm always hoping some talisman or another will prevent my next flare...maybe if I eat this...
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    Crazy! I read a couple of other medical journal...

    Crazy! I read a couple of other medical journal articles about this hypothesis in recent months and was intrigued myself. Thanks for the article, let's keep an eye on this research. :)
  15. Toradol - favorite joint pain/stiffness pain meds?

    I went in to my primary this morning to discuss my severe knee pain, swelling and stiffness the last 8 weeks or so. I've had knee pain since I was 20 years old and an old MRI showed arthritis damage...
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    This post nearly brought me to tears Mari and was...

    This post nearly brought me to tears Mari and was very moving. Thank you SO MUCH for being open enough to share. I think you finally scared me in to really taking my symptoms seriously and calling my...
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    Appreciation

    I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the administrators, super moderators, and newbies who have welcomed me to this forum the last year and shared your stories, advice...
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    So reading this thread and the replies I'm seeing...

    So reading this thread and the replies I'm seeing so far, I definitely should consider calling my doctor more often. I tend to suffer through symptoms of severe flare, "lupus flu", extreme joint pain...
  19. Thread: tendonitis?

    by deannegirl
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    All these replies are right in line with what I...

    All these replies are right in line with what I feel every day. I think the scary thing is being on 400mg daily of Plaquenil, taking over 2000mg of NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Naproxen, you name it) a day,...
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    Hi all on this thread, tgrpam, susanacevedo,...

    Hi all on this thread, tgrpam, susanacevedo, dianannsano! I live in Temecula, CA and just created a new group on Meetup.com called "Temecula Valley Lupus Ladies"! I would love for you to join, I...
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    Have Lupus? There's an App for that...

    http://news.yahoo.com/lupus-foundation-america-fund-studies-address-gaps-lupus-172200155.html;_ylt=A2KJNF9gAJtQjDUA3ArQtDMD

    A recent news article applauds the Lupus Foundation of America for...
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    I <3 this thread more than I can express!

    Here are some of my rants:

    - My younger sister asked me to watch my nephew one night last month on last minute notice, from 4pm - 1am, during a...
  23. Just wanted to give everyone an update -- turns...

    Just wanted to give everyone an update -- turns out I had a little case of Walking Pneumonia (with a little pleuresy). I'm better now, two and a half weeks of fighting it and I finally feel nearly...
  24. Thread: tendonitis?

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    Yeah, I'm right there with both of you. I can't...

    Yeah, I'm right there with both of you. I can't open much of anything without help, pushing on the gas or break pedal in te car can result in stabbing pain at times, and any extensions or flexing of...
  25. New pericarditis / pleuresy symptom, could use some advice or perspective!

    Hi all. I've been diagnosed with SLE for about a year now, been suffering for about 16 years (I'm 30 years old). The last two years I started to experiencing intermittent bouts of pericarditis and/or...
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