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Ana tests - confusing
My Ana tests are as follows: Ana cascade - negative Ana titer Ifa -1:80 Ana screen Ifa - positive...More
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Can anyone advice me whether these symptoms are th...
My wife (aged 44)had been having the following symptoms over the last 30 years, but still still could not be...More
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Reply: NOSE SORES
I was getting them back to back especially when under 20mg of prednisone. Get a Valtrex prescription, it was...More
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Reply: Is there meds for SLE/Lupus that actually makes yo...
I was diagnosed in the 1990's with lupus and other AI markers. I have been on low dose antibiotics since then...More
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ANA Negative lupus
Hi I am wondering about ANA negative lupus. In the last year I have had a skin biopsy from a...More
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Reply: Searching for a diagnosis
As you are finding out, getting a formal diagnosis can take a while when it comes to autoimmune diseases....More
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Just diagnosed with Anti-cardiolipin
I was just diagnosed with Anti-Cardiolipin and feeling scared. The doctors said my levels were really high does...More
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Could I have Shingles or Lupus???
I have severe Crohn's disease and am currently being treated with Prednisone and Pentasa. This morning I woke up...More
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Hi Cardki , my name Silvia and I'm a Lupus patient from Italy: I will start a Benlysta traitement very...More
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My wife that was highly infected with colon cancer with mets to other parts of the body, she was even given 6...More
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I was diagnosed with SLE and fibromyalgia about 2 1/2 years ago although I had symptoms for several years...More
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Lyrica is a medication for epilepsy and changes the chemistry in your brain to reduce pain. One of the main...More
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Life with SLE is interesting, there are days when you might feel okay and then days when you're not okay....More
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Malleolous of ankle ulcer
Dear Doctor Hope you are doing well i am thousif khan from Bangalore, India i am suffering from malleolous of...More
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Least offensive lupus treatment for my bad liver
Was dx with primary biliary cirrhosis stage 3( an autoimmune liver disease) 4 years ago. Just recently dx...More
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Stopping Benlysta...
I was diagnosed with lupus about 10 - 12 years ago and have been in a flare for over a year now. By now I...More
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Sedimentary blood rate is only one test that is done to check several factors that maybe indicators of...More
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Hi peanut098, I am sorry that this is happening. Are you on dialysis for your kidney failure? I hope...More
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Reply: hey guys i have lupus
I just had my first round of rituxan about 2 months ago
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lupus mask is symmetrical, it will not clear with antibiotics, mine cleared up after 4 days in hospital when...More
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While it's true that a positive ANA is not definitive, there are other blood tests that can detect other...More
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Reply: Prednisone
Lisatru62, I just became aware of this forum, which is why I'm just now responding to your post. I also...More
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Reply: rituxan
Hi littlekim91607, Have you started on the Rituxan? How are you doing? I don't have any experience with...More
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Reply: lupus nephritis
I was also diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis but only stage 2. While I'm on medication it hasn't reversed the...More
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Reply: new to the group
Thanks for your response. I am now on multiple meds and have been in an active flare for 6 months,lung and...More
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Dr. V - another question please
Hi, Sorry for all the questions, but is there a difference between anti ds dna and dna antibodies, native??...More
Posted by lupycakes
Need help please!
Hi, I am new here. I am 32 years old and have been battling lupus like symptoms for almost a decade now. I...More
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Hi, At my rheumy appointments, I am always given a questionnaire that asks, "how long does your joint...More
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Hi, I see that your original post was from 6 years ago, but I found this article that you may be interested...More
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