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  1. Thread: Chest Pain?

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    Is it on the right hand side, right under your...

    Is it on the right hand side, right under your ribs? I had pain like that and it turned out to be gall bladder inflammation. They removed the rotten organ and I haven't had any issues since. I hope...
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    What a wonderful love story!!! You can almost...

    What a wonderful love story!!! You can almost hear the happy in your post and I'm still smiling. My advice just take each day as it comes, keep smiling and focus on the love you've got and everything...
  3. Thread: My Apologies

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    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It's going to...

    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It's going to take a bit for your heart to heal, but it will get better. *gentle hugs*
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    Do you have any pain meds? Have you tried a...

    Do you have any pain meds? Have you tried a relaxing bath or shower? Hang in there and I hope the doc calls you back soon! *gentle hugs*
  5. Thread: Rash?

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    She's on MTX and steroids. I guess it's time to...

    She's on MTX and steroids. I guess it's time to add something new to the mix.

    Is there anything that can be done to provide "instant" relief from the rash though? Is there a special cream? Ice?...
  6. Thread: Rash?

    by Melly
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    Rash?

    Hi, everyone! Sorry I haven't been in much. I've been busy and fighting flares with superhuman strength. haha! As most of you know I have RA and some other AIs, but don't have lupus. However, I run a...
  7. Thread: Neuro Testing

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    I hate it when the doctors say there's nothing...

    I hate it when the doctors say there's nothing wrong with you and you KNOW something is! I can totally relate to your frustration. Just don't give up! Get a second, third and fourth opinion until...
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    I just wanted to say hi and I hope you're doing...

    I just wanted to say hi and I hope you're doing better!! It's easy to see how much you are loved and missed. Takes an amazing person to have so many amazing friends! ;)

    Hope you're having a...
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    Hi, everyone!! We're having March's OC meetup...

    Hi, everyone!! We're having March's OC meetup this afternoon. I just wanted to extend an invitation for anyone in the area to join us. Please RSVP on meetup.com and we'll save a seat for ya!

    Hope...
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    Ok, this is going to sound weird... but have you...

    Ok, this is going to sound weird... but have you ever thought about going to the shooting range? I have a friend who swears it is the BEST stress reliever!
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    Oops. My smiley came out laughing super hard....

    Oops. My smiley came out laughing super hard. Sorry!
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    I'm happy to hear you were feeling better and...

    I'm happy to hear you were feeling better and able to make it to the spa! A treat always helps. :)
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    A very happy birthday to you! Hope it's...

    A very happy birthday to you! Hope it's superfantastic and extra-comfortable! *hugs*
  14. Thread: Las Vegas

    by Melly
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    My advice if you cannot find an existing support...

    My advice if you cannot find an existing support group is to start your own. If you build it, they will come!;)

    Facebook is a great place to start a group and it's free! Meetup is also a wonderful...
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    It is low-dose chemo, yes. If you do use...

    It is low-dose chemo, yes. If you do use methotrexate, make sure you ask for injections instead of the pills. The needles are small, the shot is quick and simple and you get to skip the stomach...
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    Hi, Helen! I take Imuran as well (not for Lupus,...

    Hi, Helen! I take Imuran as well (not for Lupus, but for RA). I was up to 3 pills and about to increase to 4 when my labs came back and my WBC was zapped. I had to go back down to 1 pill and my WBC...
  17. Thread: Great Make-up!!

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    Andrea, you are the second person I've heard...

    Andrea, you are the second person I've heard mention this liquid foundation! When I checked it out at RiteAid they didn't have my shade. :( I have olive/yellow undertones and most everything I've...
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    Happy you joined us. Thank you!!

    Happy you joined us. Thank you!!
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    Sticky: Wow, you guys! I joined this site so I could...

    Wow, you guys! I joined this site so I could learn more about Lupus and I knew sun sensitivity was an issue, but didn't realize how bad it was. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your experiences. I...
  20. Thread: methotrexate

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    I'm sorry, Bonita. It only happens after you...

    I'm sorry, Bonita.

    It only happens after you take your dose? I would definitely call your doc and let them know what's been happening. You could also call the pharmacy to see if they can provide...
  21. Thread: methotrexate

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    I took MTX (for my RA) for over a year and don't...

    I took MTX (for my RA) for over a year and don't recall having additional pain, but then again, I'm always in pain it seems. The main side effect I experienced was increased fatigue the day after and...
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    Omigosh!! That looks so painful! I'm so sorry...

    Omigosh!! That looks so painful! I'm so sorry your Raynauds is so bad. I have it too, but I've never experienced it to the degree you are. It makes me hurt just looking at your photos. :'( I wish...
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    SoCal Support Group! :)

    Hi, everyone! I just wanted to let you know that we have a support group going on meetup.com for autoimmune diseases. Right now the majority of our members have RA or Lupus. I myself have RA,...
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