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  • 1 day 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.
  • 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 25 days ago

    Medical Marijuana Strain For Lupus?

    Hi, I just want to ask if someone ever tried using cannabis for pain management? I am 35 years old now and been battling lupus for almost half of my life now. I have read many articles suggesting highly concentrated cannabis oil can be effective and alternative meds for people suffering lupus. Pain and inflammation are two commonly recognized therapeutic properties of cannabis, so its ability to treat lupus effectively is not surprising. Like this review on a Northern Lights strain from http://www....
  • 25 days 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
  • 1 month ago

    Long Term Cellcept Use

    I have been taking large doses of Cellcept for almost 10 years now - 3,000 mg/day. Has anyone else on large doses experienced any adverse side effects? Just curious because of the long term toxicity issues with doses exceeding 2,000 mg/day.
  • 1 month ago

    How do I know if this is a lupus rash? Is there somewhere to post a picture?

    I was hoping to find somewhere to post a picture of a rash I have in my face
  • 2 months ago

    Drug-induced lupus

    Has anyone ever been diagnosed with DIL (drug-induced lupus)? A few years ago, I began having lupus like symptoms that caused a lot of dysfunction in my life for over a year, and I had a positive ANA test. I was referred to a rhumetoid specialist but he only thought it was something other than lupus and yet never gave me any other diagnosis after many many many tests, referrals, etc. I have had a healthy year now since then but feel at times as if I could be experiencing those symptoms again. I was....
  • 2 months ago

    i wont to know about exercise to do

    Tell me more a good exercises to help for people with lupus
  • 3 months 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....