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    Quote Originally Posted by n.mac View Post
    Both my parents were from Ireland -I believe my father had undiagnosed lupus. He was fond of saying that it wasn't that the irish liked to drink -they were just ducking into the pub to get out of the sun and heat!
    Niall...good one mate, he was ducking from the heat and coming out redder.lol

    I'm sure mine come from my dad and he never knew about it alot of simular skin troubles like myself..he gave drinking up at 41 had liver disease.

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    He(andI)were never more than social drinkers,and I have even given that up.figure I got enough added chemicals from my meds. In addition to the classic skin issues and aches pains etc he had gallstones and pancreatic cancer-He used to say he was like an old kettle-choked up with calcium-lived well into his seventies,traveled the world and retired back to the little village he was born in.

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    I hate the heat and humidity, and I have Lupus, RA, Sjogren's & Psoriatic Arthritis. I was miserable when we lived in Texas. Last month, when we took a trip to Reno, the heat and the dry weather really got to me. The dryness made the Sjogren's symptoms much worse.
    I live in paradise here on the Monterey Peninsula. The lows are usually in the 50s and the highs only rarely go above 65 - year 'round. The humidity is always perfect and the ocean breezes are wonderful. I've found that I feel so very much better living here - I wish that we didn't have to leave!
    I'm sitting here typing while wearing a warm housecoat and warm, fuzzy socks. I really feel for the rest of you - I wish you could come visit!
    Now don't get mad, everyone!
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    it is winter in australia,
    if anyone wants to come for a holiday.
    bring your wet weather gear.

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    I vote we all pack up our fuzzy house slippers and go move in with Marla.LOL. We had a heat index of about 107 yesterday. I had to venture out into my front yard to get something out of my husbands workshop and the temp in the building was 115. Like so many others i have Lupus, RA, Sjogrens and other AI problems so the heat and humidity are killing me. Tomorrow i have to attend a birthday party for my friends fathers 80th birthday. It's a huge gathering with a pig roast,live band and all. The entire event is outside. They are setting up hugh tents with industrial fans but in temps of over 100 i dont know what good that will do. I couldn't believe they are starting at 11 AM and supposdly it will last at least five hours. In the heat of the day someone is going to be sick. I tried to get out of it but was told i have to be there. Why can i not get friends and family to understand i'm not the same person i used to be? Since my diagnosis in Feb i guess the shock has worn off for everybody and now it 's just like " yeah, yeah so go on with it" WE are tired of hearing about it." Anywayyyyyy! I'm hot!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by n.mac View Post
    He(andI)were never more than social drinkers,and I have even given that up.figure I got enough added chemicals from my meds. In addition to the classic skin issues and aches pains etc he had gallstones and pancreatic cancer-He used to say he was like an old kettle-choked up with calcium-lived well into his seventies,traveled the world and retired back to the little village he was born in.
    Niall, i've had to give my whisky up christ it was murdering my gut mate with the meds but dow miss it as long as i've got a fag in my gob when needed.lol
    Sounds like you dad had a good life mate...my dad died with cancer of the lung and liver, i've often told me hubby they've only
    got to come up with that, then the first nails gone in my coffin.

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    I just spent a week up in Darwin the northern part of Australia with temperatures around 32C (90F) everyday. It helped my general joint pain, but not my hips, they were still very sore, and difficult to walk. Now in Perth (South Western Australia) it is around 15C (59F) everyday and OUCH my joints hurt, and my hips are even worse.

    I prefer the cold because I can put layers of clothes on and sit in front of the heater curled up on the couch with a blanket. I can always get warm in winter, but there is no way I can get cool sometimes in summer. By the way, when I saw my new specialist today, I told him that I wear socks to bed even in summer, and all he said was WOW. Well he had a lot of other things to say, but I think the WOW meant something to him.
    Diagnosed with Lupus - 22 June, 2010

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    Niall - I'm in western 'burbs and currently it is pitch black here at 9:30 AM.

    Still feeling good but a new front is coming through so I'll see how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magistramarla View Post
    I hate the heat and humidity, and I have Lupus, RA, Sjogren's & Psoriatic Arthritis. I was miserable when we lived in Texas. Last month, when we took a trip to Reno, the heat and the dry weather really got to me. The dryness made the Sjogren's symptoms much worse.
    What I find interesting is that when I got to NM to see family, my rash goes nuts. It's not the sun. It's the humidity. The sun is brutal here in SE Texas, too. And within 12 hours of being back in good ol' humid Houston, the rash is much reduced and healing. That 5% humidity in NM is just a bear on my skin. I ended up with nasty hives on my legs from a visit in *early* May that are just now healing. Ridiculous. I never wear shorts or anything either. Always in long trousers. Purely the low humidity. I definitely appreciate the humidity. Besides, my 47 y.o. skin looks darn good as long as I stay here.

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    I was at o'hare airport at 3am and it was raining like crazy then it cleared somewhat but by the time I made it to our shop in Burridge at 10am I thought a tornado was coming ,thankfully just heavy wind and rain!

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