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    Hi again and thanks so much for all your...

    Hi again and thanks so much for all your responses.

    An update....

    my skin continues to be truly troublesome to me and I'm still taking short courses of Prednisone to keep it under control. ...
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    Prednisone versus Iboprofen

    I have a question about Prednisone versus Iboprofen

    I've been on Prednisone sporadically now for a year and a half for skin inflammation.

    My skin keeps flaring up in a raised red rash, mostly...
  3. Thread: Prendisone

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    I have another question about prednisone. I've...

    I have another question about prednisone.

    I've been on it sporadically now for a year and a half for skin inflammation.

    My skin keeps flaring up in a raised red rash, mostly on my chest, neck...
  4. Thread: Hello! I'm new!

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    Hi there, I've been gone from the forum for a...

    Hi there,

    I've been gone from the forum for a long time..... but have just browsed through posts and found this one.

    Yes, lupus symptoms are so different and the illness is very confusing. We...
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    Hey, I reckon you sound like a great mum! Your...

    Hey, I reckon you sound like a great mum! Your support is what your daughter needs most and best intentions make up for mistakes!

    They'll be lots of mistakes a long the way - you're both learning...
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    Re: Newbie...looking for support in Texas

    Hi SR.

    I'm not sure if you can get the same medications in USA as we do in Australia, but a good cream to use may be Paraderm Plus. It is a mild antibiotic, anaesthetic and antihistamine. The...
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    Hi there Erin, Thanks so much for taking the...

    Hi there Erin,

    Thanks so much for taking the time out and writing to us. Your support is much appreciated.

    I am so sorry for the loss of you mum.

    cheers
    LJ
  8. Thread: Hi, I'm P.Jay

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    HI Pjay, I have been living with lupis for...

    HI Pjay,

    I have been living with lupis for around 10 years but have not yet been "officially" diagnosed. My immunologist told me his is 98% positive that I have it as I have many lupis symptoms...
  9. Thread: hello

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    Hello Cin, From my point of view depression is...

    Hello Cin,

    From my point of view depression is one of the hardest symptoms of lupus to bare. Over the last few years my emotional and mental states have collapsed to rock bottom on several...
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    Hi Gentry, I'm so sorry to hear you're having...

    Hi Gentry,

    I'm so sorry to hear you're having a rough time. I'm not sure there's much I can say but hang in there, things will get better. It sounds as though you're smack bang in the middle of...
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    Hi there, Try not to get to anxious - that...

    Hi there,

    Try not to get to anxious - that doesn't help you at all! :o)

    I realise that's easier said than done, but if you do have lupus stress really sets it off and the symptoms are much...
  12. Thread: Newby

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    Hi there, I was "diagnosed" back in the late...

    Hi there,

    I was "diagnosed" back in the late 1990's even though blood tests didn't indicate that I had lupis. My ANA levels were sky high though (which indicate I have an auto-immune disease) and...
  13. Thread: Australia....

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    Australia....

    Just out of interest, is there anybody else from Australia on this forum?
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    I haven't heard that before. But, I colour my...

    I haven't heard that before. But, I colour my hair all the time. It doesn't seem to affect my flares.
  15. Thread: pain

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    I know how you feel when you say you feel like...

    I know how you feel when you say you feel like you're left hanging. I lived with lupis for about 4 or 5 years before my current doctor told me he wasn't at all sure if I had lupus. I thought it...
  16. Thread: pain

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    I think my pain may be moderate compared to...

    I think my pain may be moderate compared to others. I just take Ibuprofen pain relief. As I know that I'll be stuck with the pain for life, I try to only take it when it's really bad. I don't want...
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    Hi Kimberley, I'm a "newbie" to this forum...

    Hi Kimberley,

    I'm a "newbie" to this forum too. I'm actually blown away by the amount of newbies since I joined the forum only a few days ago. This illness is freaky that is affects just so many...
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    Thanks for your advice guys. I was thinking...

    Thanks for your advice guys.

    I was thinking along the same lines as marycain, but wanted to see if any of you had actually used it and debunked my theory.

    My mum is at me all the time to use it...
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    Glucosamine & Chondroitin

    Is anybody aware if Glucosamine & Chondroitin is effective for lupis joint pain?
  20. Thread: New to forum

    by wombat
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    New to forum

    Greetings all,

    I'm new to this forum. So Hi! I was sorta kinda diagnoised with lupis in 1998. My doctors couldn't "find" lupis in my blood but told me they were 98% positive that I had it.
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