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  • 9 hours ago

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  • 6 days ago

    Second Lupus Panel

    My first blood work revealed the RF factor was 57 (negative
  • 12 days 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?
  • 12 days 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....
  • 12 days 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Potential Autoimmune Disease?

    I've been getting a CBC with differential dating back to at least 2012. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia back at age 19 or 20 (I'm in my 30's, currently). Something that has been out-of-whack with my CBC from day one was my amount of neutrophils (chronically low) and lymphocytes (chronically high). My neutrophils are supposed to range between 49-81, and have been as low as 13 as recently as Oct 2018, and as high as 44 Aug 2018, but lately have sat in the low 30's. My Lymphocytes....
  • 1 month ago

    Looking for health insurance for lupus

    Hi, I am moving to US and wondering if I can buy health insurance overthere to cover all of the medical cost. If yes, which insurance would you recommend? How much would it cost per month? And will it cover everything like doctor visit, prescriptions, blood tests,..? I am 39 years old and have Lupus for 1 year. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
  • 2 months ago

    PositiVE ANA

    Good afternoon everyone. I am trying to figure out what is going on with my health. Ive had 2 positive ANA test. Neg RA Neg Lupus Panel Some Symptoms persist but others come and go. Started seeing rheumatologists but dont go back for 3 months. Uggg
  • 4 months ago


    How does someone diagnosed with lupus lower there creatnine levels?
  • 5 months ago


    Has anyone ever been approved for a medical marijuana card for lupus?