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    Oh yeah. I forgot to ask if any of you have heard of fevers with headaches with this disease? I have had reoccuring low grade fevers. Usually it is once a week or more. I can always tell because my head gets hot and red and I get horrible headaches. When I take my temp it is usually between 99.5 to 100.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Oh yeah. I forgot to ask if any of you have heard of fevers with headaches with this disease? I have had reoccuring low grade fevers. Usually it is once a week or more. I can always tell because my head gets hot and red and I get horrible headaches. When I take my temp it is usually between 99.5 to 100.5.
    Low grade fevers are very common with Lupus sufferers (that doesn't mean everyone gets them but they are common). Below is a link with some of the more common Lupus symptoms

    Common Lupus Symptoms
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    Lupus is a chronic disease, meaning that it is a disease than can last for years or may never go away. The primary purpose of treatment is to alleviate some of the symptoms, to avoid a flare-up, and to reduce inflammation. There is no cure for Lupus, so in a small sense, what your doctor said is true. However, the outlook is not nearly as bleak or hopeless as she presented it. There are many of us for whom treatment has been quite successful and we are able to maintain some form of normalcy in our lives.
    Appropriate treatment combined with necessary life style changes and taking precautions to avoid those things that can worsen your symptoms, can permit you to have a long and relatively normal life with this disease.
    We are here to help you and please know that you are not alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Thank you to all of you for the replies. It is truly appreciated. My Rheumy told me that there isn't anything she can give me that would slow down the progress or make it go away. That the only she can do is try and help with the symptoms. Is that true?
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    Thank you all for your support. It is so comforting. This is just a very confusing disease.

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