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  • 4 months ago

    How Do You Manage Your Lupus?

    Whether you’re an adult dealing with your own diagnosis or the parent of a child with lupus, you have challenges to face every day. Throughout Lupus Awareness Month we’ve talked about how lupus is diagnosed, the symptoms to look for, what questions you should ask your doctor, and what treatments may help you manage your symptoms. Today we’re taking a look at tips to help you live well with and manage those everyday challenges that come with having lupus. So, take a look at these articles that cover....
  • 4 months ago

    What You Should Know About Lupus Treatments

    Although there’s no cure for lupus, there are treatments and lifestyle changes that can help you manage your symptoms. Treatments can help ease your symptoms, bring down inflammation, prevent and relieve flares, and prevent organ damage and other health problems. What types of treatment available to you depends on your symptoms and how severe they are. Here’s a quick overview of treatments as well as lifestyle changes that could help: http://wb.md/2qaVvXG
  • 4 months ago

    Happy with your Phoenix rheumatologist?

    The rheumatologist I am going to does not take adequate time with patients so we do not improve. If you have a doctor who knows autoimmune disorders with good patient skills, I need to get out of his office. I appreciate knowing.
  • 4 months ago

    May Is Lupus Awareness Month. Here’s What You Should Know

    Lupus is a lifelong disorder of the immune system, and it affects women 10 times more often than men. While the symptoms of lupus may be limited to the skin, more often lupus also causes internal problems and in severe cases can damage the heart, kidneys, and other vital organs. When lupus begins it can look a lot like rheumatoid arthritis, which causes joint pain and swelling, or fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and pain. Find out what sets it apart, what puts you at risk, and how you can reduce....
  • 4 months ago

    Alternative Meds?

    I have read many articles suggesting highly concentrated cannabis oil can be effective and alternative meds for people suffering with lupus. Pain and inflammation are two commonly recognized therapeutic properties of cannabis, so its ability to treat lupus effectively is not surprising. Like this article about chronic inflammation from http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/chronic-inflammation/ . Let me also hear your thoughts or personal experience when it come with medical marijuana. Thanks
  • 5 months ago

    Benlysta for lupus

    Just had my 2nd Benlysta treatment, took me 2 years to agree to try this drug. So far everything is going well. Just looking for some first hand experiences with this drug. Is it going well for you or not? I live in a small community and my rheumatologist has only 1 other patient on this drug that I know about.
  • 5 months ago

    I need answers o lupus as everything comes up negative yet naturopath says it positive and I have rashes

    Rash on face hands and it won't go away.Im tired all the time.One doctor said it looks like Lyme disease.Dies anyone think they can help as I'm at my wits end.My life is passing me by.
  • 5 months ago

    24 years old and need some help... could this be lupus

    First of all, I am a 24 year old female and a nurse. Past medical history is: diagnosis of celiac disease as a child, factor mthfr heterozygous, and inappropriate sinus tachycardia. My sx began about 7 years ago when I developed a DVT in my calf. During that year, I experienced many Upper resp infections, sinus infections and strep. I developed a rash on my face and my dermatologist mentioned that it looked like a lupus rash to her. I went off to college and had ups and downs, but remained fairly....
  • 5 months ago

    Lupus or scarcoidosis

    My blood test show. ANA positive (speckled pattern) ESR elevated and my ACE elevated. Dr is not sure if it's lupus or scarcoidosis. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I was also reading a book that Sulfa can cause a flare in Lupus patients. In Dec 2016 I had a UTI and my primary physician gave me sulfamethoxazole..... a certain antibiotic. This was what it said on the Lupus site "Bactrim and Septra are often prescribed for bacterial infections, especially urinary tract infections. They are....
  • 5 months ago

    Muscle tears-

    I have lupus and rheumatoid arthritis I have noticed that I seem to get muscle tears very easily is this due to these diseases? I also have tendinitis in numerous tendons