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Reply: Benlysta and Leflunomide
Hi, I think I've been on arva for around six months ( I really should write this stuff down cuz I can't...More
Posted by lupycakes
Reply: Lupus & Fatty Liver
Thanks for the reply. I would say it's my meds but I'm only on some blood pressure medication and plaquanil....More
Posted by lisatru62
Reply: Lupus and/or RA had severe muscle weakness
I was dx in December of last year. For more than a year now I have noticed the muscles in my arms become...More
Posted by clhutch
Reply: Lupus and my husband
One more thought. Your husband's attitude is not necessarily of his doing. He is from Mars and you are...More
Posted by dano330pilot
Reply: pain/lupus/RA
I have had RA for 3 yrs and now Dr thinking there's Zlupus too. I take 800mg IBprophen 2x day and it helps a...More
Posted by vlmitch
Reply: Lupus Kidney Disease Skin Problem
I think can answer this one since I'm looking at dialysis. I believe you would be place on the waiting list...More
Posted by peon321
Reply: What is it?
Another question? What if I just ignore the rashes - carry on with my normal life, without Hydrochoriqune...More
Posted by virajchopra
Reply: Tumid Lupus Erythematosus
Thanks. My blood report tested negative. From the net, it seems, that ANA blood tests, do not show up...More
Posted by virajchopra
Reply: Cold
I have numerous flareups involving the butterfly malar facial rash. I've never had chills with any of my...More
Posted by mopsie48
Is it lupus
For about 2 years now I have symptoms that every time I look them up it leads me to lupus. I have had labs...More
Posted by crzymommi
Reply: Is it Lupus or Multiple Sclerosis or both?
One can have multiple autoimmune issues. Rynauds is common with Lupus. Lupus is episodic, so hang in there. I...More
Posted by mopsie48
Reply: finally a diagnosis and treatment started this pas...
I understand wanting to chat with others. I feel alone in all this.
Posted by torilane2
Reply: Onset symptoms 65 yr female first Dx of RA now Lup...
I am 67 and was diagnosed ten years ago. I have tested positive for ANA and for the RA factor. I have never...More
Posted by mopsie48
Reply: Lupus Quinicrine Plaquenil
need the same 3 questions answered, I'm also on 400 gm Plaquenil per day. please help if there is anyone...More
Posted by gracie1258
Reply: lupus symptoms
I'm so glad I read your post. I was diagnosed with lupus in 08. I was put on predisone for 7 years and...More
Posted by An_261592
SLE and ME
Hello to all the lupies out there. I was diagnosed with sle in 2008 after my husband passed. I was put on...More
Posted by jenn1480
Reply: Nail bed pain
I have been having this kind of pain shooting like fiery needles through my fingernail beds, and I...More
Posted by agapemomma
Prior PE, predisposition to clots during pregnancy...
Hello, I took coumadin for 6 months after delivery of my son Max in February 2013. Now, since my...More
Posted by jennmaxwell2013
Reply: red raised rash on upper chest...
I had the same rash on my chest and had biopsies that confirmed skin Lupus I am also being treated for SLE
Posted by magilla1962
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Reply: Which is Worse?
I find the fatigue has more impact on my life. If I have pain, I'm better off if I get moving and I seem to...More
Posted by deej897
Reply: No "New Normal"
Hi warrior What tests did they run to tell you your liver and heart were inflamed?More
Posted by pennbird
Reply: Organ involvement
I have autoimmune hepatitis and see a liver specialist regularly to keep it under control. I had many years of...More
Posted by nancyj95
Reply: Help
Thank u for the advce pennbird.....a physician that thinks outside the box is what I need. Many...More
Posted by warriorstrong67
Reply: seeking local support group in Southern California
Hi am Cheri and I have also had a life long history with lupus and I am now 59 and I have also had major...More
Posted by An_260691
Reply: Adderall anyone?
I have lupus and ADD and have taken Adderall for a long time, it helps me concentrate and get going in the...More
Posted by rann1227
hyperlipidemia
My latest blood tests show among other things:hyperlipidemia.What does it really menas,and what impact has it...More
Posted by terezin
Panful Day
The last two days have been so painful and I have learned that even with so meds some day you just have to...More
Posted by An_260691
Reply: plaquenil
I have been on a 400 mg dose (200 BID) of Plaquenil for over 2 years. I get regular eye exams, but no...More
Posted by mctdsle
Rash after Rituxan
I have had Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) for two years, with primary features of SLE and Polymyositis....More
Posted by mctdsle

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