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  1. I am apparently allergic to Neutragena sun...

    I am apparently allergic to Neutragena sun screen- irritation around my eyes, and red itchy rash on my arms and hands. Wonder what they put in that stuff.

    Ruth
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    Rashes- a follow up

    My lupus remains quiescent and I feel better than I have in 3 years. Hubby and I just returned from a 6 weeks trip through the Rockies in our travel trailer. I had been having a lot of trouble with...
  3. Thread: Crafting?

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    Look at opening a store on Etsy.com. Price your...

    Look at opening a store on Etsy.com. Price your items to compensate for any tax liability.
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    Itching is driving me CRAZY!

    My Lupus is quiescent 3 years after 1st symptoms, and almost 2 years after dx and starting treatment. Very Grateful. But another annoying autoimmune, non-lupus problem has emerged that is truly...
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    Severely itchy skin

    Wondering if anyone has experience with an itchy rash.

    SLE rashes aren't supposed to itch. I don't get the butterfly rash, but my photosensitive rashes are red and blotchy, and don't itch.

    This...
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    Hi Joyce I'm responding because I'm having...

    Hi Joyce

    I'm responding because I'm having some weird rashes not typical with lupus. First, I should share some of my experience with SLE.

    My lupus dx was 1 1/2 years ago, after 1 1/2 years of...
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    I started doing counted cross stitch about 6...

    I started doing counted cross stitch about 6 years ago...B.L. (before lupus). My initial sx was swelling/stiffness in my hands, and the stitching really seems to help maintain function and mobility....
  8. Thread: Lupus at 60

    by sfruth
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    My sx started when I was 62. I was diagnosed a...

    My sx started when I was 62. I was diagnosed a year and a half later. Now I'm 64.
    Fortunately, lupus does not seem to be as severe when diagnosed after age 60- perhaps less time for the serious...
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    I wasn't aware of any family history of lupus. My...

    I wasn't aware of any family history of lupus. My girlfriend's mother had lupus with severe sx when we were in high school, and 45 years later is still living. My girlfriend was just diagnosed 5...
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    My rheumy required the baseline eye exam before I...

    My rheumy required the baseline eye exam before I started the plaquenil, and the ophthalmologist scheduled a 6 month follow-up, which I had 2 weeks ago. (Same exam my husband has for his borderline...
  11. Thread: Low stamina

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    I can't claim to ever have been an exercise...

    I can't claim to ever have been an exercise afficiando, but since my dx last summer, after a rather stressful period in the spring as my sx were snowballing, I stopped what little exercise I was...
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    My friends and co-workers also ask a lot how I am...

    My friends and co-workers also ask a lot how I am feeling- part of that is the newness of my diagnosis. Co-workers were the first to notice my primary symptom, swollen hands. But, I try to respond...
  13. Thread: New member

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    New member

    Hi! My name is Ruth and I was diagnosed in August. I'm 63 years old and am a nurse. My symptoms started 2 years ago after contracting a diarrheal illness (probably norovirus) on a cruise. Initial...
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