Lupus patients are rightfully told to avoid the sun since it can flare the disease. But guess what... by doing so you are setting yourself up for Vit d deficiency. Vitmain d is manufactured in your body after sun exposure but can also be taken by mouth. Vitamin d has effects on the immune system, bone health, and cardiovascular problems as well as other effects. You should get at least 1000 IU daily and adults can safely take up to 2000 IU per day. Many multivitamins contain vit d; Check the labels to see how muchView Thread
thanks for the support K2 and Jessi-it is so nice to have people who get it... just wanted to update my hive torture... finally got into see my dermatologist and the "hives" making me miserable weren't hives- it was a fungal infection reacting to the 3 different steroid creams my doc has had me on- ( i've been feeding the rash for the last 3 months..with steroids!!!.) it was explained to me that prednisone i have to take to control my joint swelling can make you susceptible to athlete's foot, tinea (ringworm) and other fungi hanging around your skin (YAY! like lupus isn't bad enough) and if left unchecked can make for quite the nasty rash-trust me it was bad!!-i know i'm hitting on the gross factor, but if it saves 1 person from going thru this it's worth it- if you have any kind of rash,hives, or itchy, get a skin scrape done- my dermatologist diagnosed in 5 minutes what my doc has been missing for months-not her fault-we both thought it was lupus related - just could have saved alot of expense, discomfort, and sleepless nights if she had thought to do a skin scraping...new cream should have me fixed up in a week or so-fight the good fight my friends!View Thread
I've been really sick lately & unable to chat or blog much lately. I finally try to jump on & everything is different. Makes no sense at all. It's tempting to quite using WEBMD. I think the wrong people are convincing you to hire them to keep redesigning your site. A waste of money. That's my input.
P.S. The blogging was the best part a lot of the time. What happen?View Thread
Well that's easy too, on the left hand side you see many links one of them is "discussions", click on it and you'll only see the discussions. It's almost like the way you use to look at posts at WebMD.View Thread
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