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    I've been very pleased with my rheumy, Dr. Marcia...

    I've been very pleased with my rheumy, Dr. Marcia Johnson. Her office is on Northwestern Highway at Back Road in Southfield.
  2. Thread: Chest Pain

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    We lived in Detroit at the time, and the nearest...

    We lived in Detroit at the time, and the nearest hospital was St. John. It's a good hospital with an excellent reputation, but because of its location, a lot of low-income people go to the ER...
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    The one time I had such severe chest pain that I...

    The one time I had such severe chest pain that I was literally doubled over, it was (of course) during off hours when my rheumy's office was closed. My husband took me to the ER, but there was such...
  4. Thread: exercise

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    I agree, some sort of exercise is highly...

    I agree, some sort of exercise is highly recommended. There was a time, when I was first dx'd, that I could still manage 30 minutes on the treadmill and six miles on my bike in the evenings. Of...
  5. When I went to see my new rheumy last week, she...

    When I went to see my new rheumy last week, she was reviewing my last set of blood tests (from a year ago) and writing up orders for new ones. She didn't order an ANA (first time that's ever...
  6. Thread: Skin rash

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    Holy moly, your story just rung one heck of a...

    Holy moly, your story just rung one heck of a bell!! :shock: I went to my new rheumy last week (haven't seen one in just over a year), and she saw the rash on my face and immediately suspected...
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    Stress is absolutely one of the number one...

    Stress is absolutely one of the number one triggers for Lupus (after sunlight). I worked for a maniac of a boss for several years and had a seemingly permanent butterfly rash across my face from the...
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    I'm not an artist per se, but I am a writer...

    I'm not an artist per se, but I am a writer (non-fiction). I collect and write trivia facts for a weekly paper, and I find that researching such minutiae helps to take my mind off my symptoms. :)
  9. If you're taking any prescription meds for your...

    If you're taking any prescription meds for your Lupus, please be aware of any potential interactions from so-called "natural" remedies. In regards to cleansing enemas, take a look at:
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    I've avoided chemo thus far. My rheumy put me on...

    I've avoided chemo thus far. My rheumy put me on Zoloft for depression several years ago, and it has made all the difference. As far as stretch marks go, not to be too depressing, but from what...
  11. Thread: Movies

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    Re: Movies

    Just saw this film last week. I'm a huge Johnny Depp fan, so of course I loved it! But my husband also loved it, and he's a major fan of the original Gene Wilder movie.
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    I didn't smoke for that long, maybe three years,...

    I didn't smoke for that long, maybe three years, and then I quit. However, I did notice that if I was in the midst of a flare, whenever I lit up, I'd get hit with a supreme wave of dizziness, almost...
  13. Thread: Movies

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    Katalanta, I love "Yankee Doodle Dandy", too! ...

    Katalanta, I love "Yankee Doodle Dandy", too!

    Some of the other movies I seem to watch ad nauseum are "Poseidon Adventure", "Airport", "Dirty Dancing", "A League of Their Own", "Billy Jack",...
  14. Thread: Hi

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    Welcome! I can relate to the sleeping 12...

    Welcome! I can relate to the sleeping 12 hours+... It irks me when I hear people say "Oh, I can't sleep that long, I get a headache" or something similar. :mad:
  15. The elevated sed rate is a sign of infection, and...

    The elevated sed rate is a sign of infection, and your ANA is high, as well. Is it possible to see another doctor? Preferably a rheumatologist (a lot of general practioners don't quite know what to...
  16. Thread: Pets?

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    For many years, our two pets were Trailways, a...

    For many years, our two pets were Trailways, a retired racing greyhound, and Savannah, a calico cat. We adopted Trai in January 1994, and he was what they called a "spook" - he was nervous, afraid...
  17. Thread: DHEA

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    Here are some other articles regarding DHEA: ...

    Here are some other articles regarding DHEA:

    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/dhea.html

    http://skepdic.com/dhea.html
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    I've heard of Dr. Williams-Mosely, she's supposed...

    i used 2 go to Angelia Williams-Mosley at DMC, now i gp 2 Dr. Qazi in Southfield.[/quote]

    I've heard of Dr. Williams-Mosely, she's supposed to be very, very good.

    I've been going to Dr....
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    My own experience - I went to three different...

    My own experience - I went to three different local meetings of the Lupus Foundation and came away unsatisfied. It was a matter of a group of people sitting and listening to a speaker. Everyone...
  20. I had to LOL at your hospital experience,...

    I had to LOL at your hospital experience, SoleSinger, with the classes coming around and observing you. When I had to go to Detroit Receiving's emergency ward (for what was later diagnosed as a...
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    New Member, Old Lupie!

    Hi everyone,
    Just found this site. I'm Oriole, I live in Birmingham, Michigan, and I was dx'd with SLE in 1989. I was in my mid-20s at the time, and I'll always remember that day...I woke up the...
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    Hi, Nicole! I'm new here, too. I used to live...

    Hi, Nicole! I'm new here, too. I used to live in Detroit (Harper and Cadieux area); we've since moved to Birmingham. I was dx'd in 1989. Who is your rheumatologist?
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