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  • 18 hours ago

    Lupus - a trigger - before and after diagnosis?

    For as long as I can remember, I have been plagued with sinus infections. Starting at age 17 I began having Migraines with Auras which continue. I had a complete hysterectomy at 30 and developed Bells Palsy at 38. I was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 43. I began taking low levels of Plaquenil and remarkably it reduced the symptoms & I returned to work after a 2-year layoff. I modified my diet, stress levels and workload and except for flu and sinus infections (which usually lasted 10x longer....
  • 1 day ago


    My mother had lupus and so did I. It did end my working life early because it forced me out on permanent disability, gave me a hard time for 10 years or so; then went into remission. However, along the way, I also picked up epilepsy and 2 diseases: Sjogrens and Raynauds. For the rest of my life I will be on seizure meds. Within the last year, S & R (I call them my evil twins) have come back and likely will haunt me for the rest of my life. Sjogrens makes every orifice dry, as in dry mouth, dry....
  • 4 months ago

    My mother and Lupus?

    Hello everyone. At my apartment, I like to keep the temperatures cool and I enjoy cozying up with my PJS and a blanket with friends and family. However, whenever my mother comes over, even though I keep my AC on 72, my mother's fingertips turn almost completely blue. I thought it was oxygen deprivation but it seems to be only when she's cold. My friend told me that it could be Lupus. Is that something that typically happens? It's very strange and I'm concerned. Please help. I don't....
  • 1 month ago

    Lupus diagnosis

    Hi I live in Kentucky and I need information about a doctor who can effectively diagnose lupus or tell me what is going on with me. In a nutshell, I have tried two primary physicians who were not able to give me a correct explanation about symptoms I am experiencing. the only answer was they don't know. So far I have experienced UTI like symptoms but all the test came up negative. I had swallowed lymph nodes in my groin that comes and goes. Since 8 months i am experiencing allergies to some food....
  • lupus hedache

    Doctor doesn't believe me when I told them that I have lupus hedache. Hi, I was diagnose with lupus after my heart attack in 2012. I was very active at home, with my kids and I think too active in my job. Ocasionally I had tension hedache. After my heart attack, I had a lot of trouble with my right leg, couldn't walk properly. I can fill the right side of my face and my lip was sideways. It took me two years of therapy and now I walk, exercise. work and do everything in my house. Doctor rule....
  • 3 months ago

    Been having symptoms. What kind of doctor do I see?

    I've been having some strange symptoms for a couple of months now and when I looked them up all signs seem to point to lupus. It has me anxious to find out if this is actually what I have or if something else is going on. My main symptoms are pretty intense fatigue especially when I change my routine in any way as well as joint pain mainly in my arms and fingers but sometimes also in my knees. I also occasionally get headaches and have noticed hair loss, although not to the extent that I have....
  • 1 month ago


    Hello WebMD Community. I'm posting this for my mom because she has had a skin condition for the last 2 years and no matter how many doctors she goes to we cant find out what it is. She has been misdiagnosed with psoriasis and even exema but neither one of those treatments have worked. We have wasted hundred on different types of creams and even visiting different doctors but nothing yet. I'm hoping someone has been thru this before and has found out what it is. To give a little background....
  • 2 months ago

    Lupus Fatigue Tracking

    Hi All, I came across this article on Facebook: that talks about using a scale to monitor fatigue for lupus. Has anyone used this number when talking to their doctor?
  • 2 months ago

    What You Should Know About Lupus and Your Diet

    While there are no foods that cause lupus or that can cure it, good nutrition is an important part of treating the disease. Here's what you should know about lupus, diet, and nutrition: What have you learned about lupus and your diet? Sign in or sign up to join the conversation.
  • 3 months ago

    How Lupus Affects Your Body -- And What You Can Do

    Lupus can affect just about any part of your body. Here's what you can do to help avoid the effects of lupus on your heart, skin, kidneys, eyes, and other areas: How do you work to prevent and/or ease lupus-related problems? Sign in (or sign up to become a WebMD member -- see link in the upper right corner of this page) and share your thoughts.