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    I'm always cold! I have a long sleeved sweater or shirt with me all the time because once I get in the air conditioning it's all over. And my feet! They get so cold. My husband hates when my feet are cold and I put them against his legs to warm up. He says I'm draining the life out of him...LOL :lol:

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    Default Heat/cold

    Yes I've got Raynauds so I normally can't stand the heat but in the summer we use a swamp cooler to cool our house. I immediately get blue hands/feet and tip of my nose. I've got lots of summer sandals but can't even look forward to wearing them inside.

    I sit in my recliner with an electric blanket and gloves so my husband and son can have the AC on.
    Catlady4520

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    Default heat or cold.that is the question?

    Neither for me is good. I like 73-76 degrees.....I like AC as long as I'm not directly in front of it.....in the winter I love the space heater right beside of me. I think summer is in some ways harder because of having to cover up and staying out of the sun is always a challange. I love to garden and have learned to enjoy going out in the early morning and later in the evening.

    If you do get a hormone test have them check you for antiphospholipid syndrome.....20-40% of Lupus patients have it and hormone replacement is NOT an option...they may cause a stroke. Soft hugs to all,
    Lori Hollinger

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    I have a related question - I'm new to Lupus so I'm still trying to figure out what's going on with me - but what issues do you all have with being in the sun?

    I have noticed so far this year that my lips and the part in my hair feel like they are gettting sunburned very quickly. (Way more than I ever did before ) I also feel a funny prickly feeling occasionally, when I have been out in the sun. I have started wearing a facial sunscreen every day just as a precaution, but what I'm trying to figure out is: if I don't suffer any other effects or symptoms from being in the sun, do I still need to stay out of it? I mean, can it actually worsen the disease itself, or just temporarily aggravate sypmtoms?

    I live for the outdoors, so this is really hard on me!

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    I didn't have any symptoms for a long time then one day the sun felt like it was burning my skin,I thought that I was on fire not just the heat but the pain was unbearable.Now I can't be in the sun at all.I am just now recovering from a flare I've had for 1 and a half weeks. I was in the sun for about 4 hours.No more for me I've learned my lesson.I would say keep applying the sun screen and listen to your body it will tell you,believe me.
    Your friend in Texas, Jessica

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