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  • 1 month ago

    New to lupus

    I recently found out I had lupus. My bloodwork also showed positive for rheumatoid arthritis and hyperthyroid..id 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?
  • 3 months ago

    Did forced revaccination of MMR at 53 cause auto immune disorder?

    I was forced to re vaccinate (baby boomer) due to a shed antibody for MMR, I worked medical field, but after transferring they caught up to me and tested me. It was forced. I had nothing but problems after the forced re vaccination. They wanted to give me a booster, but told them to titer me to determine if the first Vaccine had taken. It had. I reported ill effects I seemed to have for at least a year, if not permanent after the vaccination. I then learned through multiple sources there is sometimes....
  • Lupus and low Immunoglobulin A levels (IgA)

    I was diagnosed with SLE 6 years go and am 23 years old. I also have celiac disease. I recently found out that my IGA (Immunoglobulin A) levels were extremely low. I take 200 mg of Plaquenil 1 x per day and I was wondering if that might be the cause. Has anyone else experienced this? I tried looking online but results were slim. Thanks for your help!
  • 8 months ago

    41 years Lupus patient

    I was originally diagnosed with lupus in Oct. 1977 after it attacked both kidneys. Not until after I started dialysis did the disease go into remission. I have had 2 kidney transplants over the years and I'm still in remission. No pain, swollen knees, elbows etc. I am currently 61 years old now and on dialysis and doing great. Trying for another kidney transplant!
  • 9 months 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!
  • 10 months ago

    Weird symptoms

    Here it goes: I'm a 24 female with historic of chorionic tonsillitis but had my tonsils removed at age 17. On April I started having heart palpitations randomly so I went to the ER, general doctor there asked for an ECG which come back normal so he prescribed me Xanax 0,5mg/ once a day for 5 days, after 10 days the palpitations stoped. Couple of weeks later they come back this time I also got Ill with zebra I think was a bad cold, I had fever of 38, headaches and mucus. I noticed it took me a....
  • 10 months ago

    Chest pain moving

    Hello, I am 36 and I have SLE, Sjogren's and Antiphospholipid syndrome. This spring after a few hours spent in cold weather, I had fever, a lot of night sweating and lung pain, trouble breathing. CT showed a pleurisy with very little liquid that needed no drainage. They said it must be from Lupus. They gave me paracetamol (acetaminophen) told me to rest and sent me home. Since then the fever went away but the breathing problems and pain are still present. I made a new RX and one doctor said it....
  • over 1 year ago

    Vision problems from autoimmune disorder?

    I have been dealing with autoimmune symptoms for quite some time that are widespread. I had tests done last year with ANA of >=1:640 and I was told they would monitor possible lupus symptoms. Anyway, I have started getting weird cloudy blurry vision randomly, especially after eyes are exposed to sunlight without sunglasses. A couple of times, my vision actually went black from the peripheral inward and then vision came back. Only lasted a couple of seconds. Has anyone heard of this before?
  • over 1 year ago

    High ANA & Undiagnosed autoimmune disorder with list of symptoms

    I started dealing with autoimmune symptoms over a year ago (I.e. itchy, rashes that scarred, fatigue, nerve issues such as tingling and vibrating, muscle twitching, numbness in toes when cold that discolor, occasional pain in joints. The most recent and slightly disturbing is eye problems. They go blurry sometimes especially after sunlight and a couple times went black for a second. All my symptoms tend to come in flares especially after stress. My ANA was >=1:640 speckled and homogeneous. No....
  • over 1 year ago

    I may have lupus...

    I've been dealing with chest pain for over a year, almost 2. When it first started I had fluid around my heart and lungs and was diagnosed with pericarditis. After a couple of months the pericarditis started to go away but the chest pain is still constant. The initial Lupus tests came back that I didn't have it. I did blood work yesterday and they are doing a test that is more rare because the doctor said in very rare cases it doesn't show up on the other one. My question is, has anyone....