Welcome to the Lupus community and thanks for your question. Since there are other reasons you may have the protein found in your urine while pregnant, I'd encourage you to also post your question on our Pregnancy Community. You can ask the expert on that community about other causes for the protein.
"Some people with lupus develop a condition called Raynaud's phenomenon. Their fingers and toes become painful, numb, and tingly in response to cold temperatures or emotional stress. This happens when small blood vessels spasm and restrict blood flow to the area. During an attack, the fingers and toes may turn white or blue. People can also have Raynaud's without having lupus or any serious health complications."
I encourage you to keep getting tests done and possibly getting a second opinion if you feel for doctor is not listening.
Good luck and please let us know what you found out and how you're doing!
Okay, I had to find one to share too and I think you'll like it:
A few old couples used to get together to talk about life and to have a good time.One day one of the men, Harry, started talking about this fantastic restaurant he went to the other night with his wife.
"Really?", one of the men said, what's it called? After thinking for a few seconds the Harry said, "what are those good smelling flowers called again?" "Do you mean a rose? the first man questioned. "Yes that's it," he exclaimed.
Looking over at his wife he said, "Rose what's that restaurant we went to the other night?"View Thread
When lupus begins, it can look a lot like rheumatoid arthritis, which causes joint pain and swelling, or fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and pain. One aspect that sets lupus apart is the combination of skin rashes with joint pain and fatigue. There are also lab tests that can help distinguish lupus from other diseases.
If you start a new discussion with more background, I'm sure the community will chime in with their support & tips. This thread is kind of old, so sometimes new posts get lost in here.
Just go to the top of the page and you'll see the "Post Now" orange button. Just click on New Discussion and it will open up a new page for you to post your own brand new discussion.
Thanks for posting and please let us know more so we can help.
Sorry to hear you were having trouble posting this morning. It's possible that you may be getting that error message because your post exceeds the max character count allowed.
I know it says we allow 4000 characters, but I think that's including about 200 characters they give for the title...so, just under 3800 characters should work.
If you like, please try to repost, breaking your one long message up into two posts, to see if that helps.
If that doesn't work, please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your browser info, a copy and paste of the subject line and the complete message you're trying to post so we can see if we can figure out the problem. This is really the fastest and most efficient method of getting tech issues resolved in case I'm late checking our board.
But, as we are now approaching a weekend, it may take some time to get a response. So, I thank you for your continued patience!
Hope you have a relaxing weekend, Lisa. Thanks for letting us know about the tech issues.
Thanks for that info, Lisa. I'm going to look into how we might optimize our forum for the search engines. I can change a few keywords that might help us pull in more hits. So, I'll give it a shot!
And, thanks for encouraging the old wolfpack to visit us again. One of the best means of promoting a website (or pretty much anything) is by word of mouth. Of course, that works on the other hand, too. An unsatisfied testimony and unhappy campers speak loudly.
I have forwarded our discussion on to my Supervisors, so you can rest assured they are listening.
I wish there were a quicker answer to solve the format issues, but until there is, we still have each other.
Thanks so much for your patience and all you do for the community!
LOL...It's not a script, it's just the truth and there's really no way around it. We all say the same thing because we are all given the same information. And, don't worry...I don't take it personal! View Thread
I agree!! It would be wonderful to have more people participating on our communities! I wish I had the magic answer that would bring all of them here. But, even if I did, I know it wouldn't happen overnight.
I know that I, for one lead a pretty busy life full of it's own challenges that test my problem solving skills every day. Sometimes I just do not want to learn another new thing (like when my favorite website changes everything and I have no idea how to navigate it anymore).
So, I understand how everyone feels, and I realize that any technical issues we might be having just add to the pot. We do see that and we do hear you when you ask us to make changes. Unfortunately, there are often a series of events that have to happen in order to make some of the changes we're shooting for, which means...yes, you guessed it. It takes a little longer.
I'd like you to know how much I appreciate each of you for all of your participation on the board. You are what makes communities. Even with a slower board than what we may have had, I love the friendships and support I've seen grow here because of you and hope you will each stick around for a lot longer!View Thread