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  • Lupus or Not Lupus?

    So I have tested positive for ANA twice at the 1:160 level. The test also showed "ANA Qualitative: Positive, Pattern: Speckled." I am 33 years old, Asian, and generally in good health (until now). Earlier this summer, after unexpected sun exposure, I had a red rash that followed the curve of my left cheekbone. (It did not have this on the right). It was extremely itchy at times and lasted for nearly a month. I actually thought I had skin cancer and made an appt with a dermatologist, but....
  • 12 days ago
  • 12 days ago

    Side effects of Benlysta

    I am currently being infused with Benlysta. After 10 months, the Dr. doesn't see any improvement in my blood work. The side effects include severe depression and insomnia. Will I experience any withdrawal symptoms after treatments are discontinued ?
  • 18 days ago

    Do I have Lupus

    My doctor took blood maybe a year ago and said I have Lupus all he said not to worry and to go to find out what it is. I also suffer from fibromyalgia anxiety depression bipolar PTSD. so I started going to a rheumatologist she said that I don't have Lupus cause I don't have the butterfly rash my neighbor has Lupus as well and she doesn't have the butterfly rash,but I have several symptoms Fatigue My hands and feet turn blueish when cold Joint pain Fever on occasions Back and neck pain....
  • 18 days ago

    Lupus and pets

    my mom has lupus, along with other medical problems like arthirtis and we currently had to send away a dog that was very dear to me, and as she will not let us get another dog i was wonderin what other animals would be safe for us to have and not hurt my mom.
  • 20yrs and counting

    Have had sle for 20yrs already and my has it been tough but NEVER has it been this bad. I'm a new mommy of two and a new wife.:) have managed my flares on my own with clean foods exercise and tons of rest. I no longer have that luxury. I have a babies and s husband to tend to. I'm losing my strength and mind and don't know how and when it'll get better. I've never experienced all lupus symptoms till now. Wish I could fix me
  • 27 days ago

    Vision

    On 3 episodes I had vision issue things I see are out of sorts lasted a few seconds then disappeared
  • 1 month ago

    im confused

    i am 49 year old female. The first time i started realizing something was wrong was when i went walking and my whole face turned read and i hadnt been outside that long. i took sometime for the redness to go away but i just didn't realize that i was getting sick, I just thought that i was just out of shape. these are the many symptoms that have started happening after this. This started 4 years ago which lead me to the dr 4 with extreme fatigue, hair loss, extremely bad headaches, rash,and my....
  • 1 month ago

    Drug induced lupus erythematosis?

    Hi, I am a 27 year old female and I wanted to know if it was possible for me to have developed DILE. After reading up on this condition in online medical journals, it seems to be the only thing that makes sense. The only unlikelihood of this is that it typically affects women over 50. I started taking Wellbutrin XR about 3 and a half months ago and started experiencing on and off low-grade fevers, fatigue, terrible joint and muscle pain, along with swollen lymph nodes a couple times. I usually only....
  • 1 month 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....