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my life with Lupus
I was diagnosed approximatly two years ago.I didn't date anyone until July of this year.I got back together...More
Posted by ladylupus2
I was just diagnosed with Lupus. The Dr. wants to put me on Plaquenil. He claims it is a safe drug. I read...More
Posted by An_259659
How does everyone manage pain ?
Hello Everyone. I am writing to ask a question about pain, and how each deals with it. My doctor...More
Posted by lainemarieee
immunosuppressive medication such as cytoxan
I was first told I had SLE in 1980. In 1986 I was treated with buckets of stiroids (60-90 mg/day) and cytoxan...More
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Lupus Kidney Disease Skin Problem
Hello, I have lupus kidney disease and it is currently at a very severe stats. I urinate very often and...More
Posted by peon321
Fibromyalgia and Lupus- Which Symptoms are Which?
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1996 when I was in my teens. I had a fifteen year stretch where I didn't...More
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Hopelessly Waiting
In April 2012 (2 months after turning 40) I began having joint pains, muscle pains, fatigue, low grade temps,...More
Posted by amy8613
Sexual Intercourse and Lupus
Ok, here goes.....I am seeing a girl who has Lupus. She has what appears to be a form of vaginal warts that...More
Posted by An_259244
Hair loss
When I put my hair up in a pony tail there's one spot where the hair won't go straight back. Instead it's...More
Posted by An_259188
I have been dealing with joint pain since 2006 when I first hurt my left knee. I have since had three knee...More
Posted by samanthahw
What is cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
Is anyone familiar with cryoglobulinemic vasculitis? I was diagnosed with Lupus several years ago and have...More
Posted by lisatru62
Hi, Im living with Lupus SLE and am wondering if I am eligible for disability ? Im not sure if it is...More
Posted by An_256961
Ana tests - confusing
My Ana tests are as follows: Ana cascade - negative Ana titer Ifa -1:80 Ana screen Ifa - positive...More
Posted by emmittearl
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
Posted by adappoor4
Is there meds for SLE/Lupus that actually makes yo...
Hi, I have been diagnosed with SLE after many years of mis-diagnosis. If I am to be starting a whole range of...More
Posted by An_258839
ANA Negative lupus
Hi I am wondering about ANA negative lupus. In the last year I have had a skin biopsy from a...More
Posted by jenny_from_sydney
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
Posted by jung007
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
Posted by muzie5
Searching for a diagnosis
Hi all, I am searching for a diagnosis right now. From everything I have read, I believe I have lupus. I...More
Posted by starluna3
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
Posted by thousif4u
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
Posted by stacey3172
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
Posted by clsummers31
New to Lupus
just found out i might have lupus. how high of the sedemendary blood test level indicates you most likely have...More
Posted by imzadi

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I began on lyrica 7/22'14 and have dizzy spells and trouble sleeping. Also I have become very emotional and...More
Posted by An_258420
my lupus is attacking my kidneys to the point I was in kidney failure
Posted by peanut098
hey guys i have lupus
on prednisone and having issue with it eating away at my bones ...I have to have a total knee replacement in...More
Posted by peanut098
lupus nephritis
Hi, I was diagnosed with lupus in 2003 & for the most part was doing ok. January 2014 came in with a bang...More
Posted by badlupus
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
My rheumy is about to start me on rituxan due to none of the other meds we have tried not working. Was...More
Posted by littlekim91607

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