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  • 5 days ago

    Are you an African-American or Latino person living with lupus?

    Are you an African-American or Latino person living with lupus? We could use your help! The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) @LupusInitiative received federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement a national lupus awareness campaign. As part of the campaign, the ACR and KDH Research & Communications (KDHRC) developed Materials to Increase Minority Involvement in Clinical Trials (MIMICT II). MIMICT II seeks to increase African-American and Latino patients....
  • Lupus

    How does someone diagnosed with lupus lower there creatnine levels?
  • 1 month ago


    Has anyone ever been approved for a medical marijuana card for lupus?
  • 3 months ago

    False negative drug test by blood

    The night before I went to my neurologist appointment I had to go to the ER which they gave me an IV and pain meds along with a steroid. The next day I was drug tested by my blood and the results came back negative. I have no clue how all the meds I take for my condition didn’t show up. I take sleeping meds antidepressant, pain meds, anxiety meds, muscle relaxers and plaqunil from my rheumatologist. Please someone help me understand how nothing showed up. With all the drug laws out now they think....
  • 5 months ago

    what should I do

    well i'm a 40 yr old just find out I have lupus I didn't know still don't know to much about it I have bad pains in my knees butterfly rash on my face that comes and goes away at times my hair had fallen out so far not doing too well with the change im not on any meds so far taking them so long for me to see lupus doctor I don't know what to do at this point
  • 5 months ago


    I'm a 36 yr old, Native American female. I've been experiencimg some strange things, especially in the past year. Symptoms include parts of my face going numb, eye twitches, fatigue, body pain (especially back and flank pain), weight loss (30 pounds in 4 months, swelling in my face and hands, mood swings, headaches, nausea, the list goes on. My symptoms come and go, generally though, I just feel SICK. I haven't had a rash exactly, but I do have redness on my cheeks and the bridge of my....
  • 5 months ago

    Constant back and leg pain.

    I will not go into all the medications I take to curb my back and leg pain, let's just say there are several and one is morphine. I never was a fan of taking a lot of medications, but, if I want to do anything at all in life, I have no choice. I am a 57 YO male, I had back surgery in 2012, it was successful considering I could not walk, drive, or even pee. I have what is called failed back surgery. For me, it was a success. Nevertheless, does anyone know if medical marijuana would get me off....
  • 9 months ago

    Negative ANA with Lupus symptoms

    Is it possible to have Lupus even with a negative ANA? I was recently ill with bronchitis (May 26, 2019). After two days on antibiotics I had what I presumed to be pink eye. After 5 days of antibiotic eye drops (started May 30, 2019), my eye was not as red, but it still looked bad. A week later I saw my optometrist whom immediately stated that she believed I had an autoimmune of some sort; possibly Lupus. My PCP ran ANA, Rheumatoid Factor, Uric Acid, C-Reactive Protein, Sed Rate, TSH, and CBC with....
  • 10 months ago

    New to lupus

    I recently found out I had lupus. My bloodwork also showed positive for rheumatoid arthritis and had fibro for 20 years. Does anyone else have 4 or more auto immune diseases to live with. I thought fibro was tough. How do you deal with several?
  • over 1 year ago

    Health insurance for rehab

    Hi! It's hard for me to ask someone familiar about this. So I require outside help... I'm looking for drug rehab for my sister. She doesn't have any insurance because she didn't work for a long time. I found info about rehabs where you can have treatment without insurance ( ) . Anybody heard about such centers before? What kind of documents do they need? And what living conditions do they propose?