Add my name to the list of those who find this layout just way too "busy." My recommendation would be simply to return to the previous layout as I see no new changes worth saving. I particularly disagree with the option to post anonymously. Since we are using pseudonyms anyway, we are all afforded some privacy, but allowing the total lack of ownership or responsibility for posts could result in inappropriate or abusive comments.View Thread
It doesn't sound like it's lupus related. Lupus can cause abdominal pain, but more often than not, it's related to side effects of medications (e.g. gastritis and reflux from steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories or diarrhea from antimalarials.) Lupus can be more directly responsible for pancreatitis, cirrhosis or abdominal vasculitis, but those tend show up more more dramatically, and wouldn't leave your MD's saying that everything "looks good." All of that is not to say that you shouldn't get the pain checked out, if it continues, just that it's more likely to be related to some other problem than lupus. It would probably also be worth checking out any further spontaneous bruising.View Thread
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