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  • 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....
  • 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

    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....
  • 10 months ago

    feeling sick ALL THE TIME

    I almost never do things like this. I respect my doctors and other medical professionals immensely, but I am genuinely desperate. In October (about 5 months ago) I visited my PCP after feeling sickly for weeks on end. I had been having low-grade fevers on a daily basis, joint pain and general aches, and fatigue so bad I would sleep for 16 hours. My blood work came back with normal CBC, but positive for mono. I was given prednisone (which did nothing) and told I would feel better in a week or two....
  • 11 months 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....
  • over 1 year ago

    Lupus? RA? Sjogren’s? Do I need a second opinion?

    I just met with my Rheumy and he offered no diagnosis and no path forward and I am both shocked and frustrated. For the past 3 years I have been dealing with joint pains (fingers, hands, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and elbows). Every morning I wake up feeling like I was hit by a bus. After about an hour or so, I am able to move around and my joints feel bruised. It is symmetrical. For example, both left and right pointer fingers hurt worse than all other fingers throughout the day. I have clear....
  • over 1 year ago

    Lupus

    Can my lupus cause my birth control to not work?
  • over 1 year ago

    Feel like dying slowly

    I've been tested ANA positive since 2013. Yet not a single doctor (seen 3) since then does anything about it nor cares... ANA positive? Ok great, bye! My condition has deteriorated greatly! Now I get unexplained attacks that we almost have to go to ER (the only thing that's stopping us is the ER bill). My first time I tested ANA positive : 1:320. No treatment was given. Now I've tested ANA positive (since 2013 - 2017 always ANA positive) 1:160. My current doctor told me : "No rheumatologist....
  • over 1 year ago

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Possible breakthrough drug Lupuzor

    Finally there could be hope for millions of sufferers of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Today UK company ImmuPharma announced the last patient had received their last dose in its Phase 3 trial of SLE drug Lupuzor (also known as IPP-201101 or Rigerimod) with the trial due to end in January 2018 and readout shortly afterwards. Results so far have been impressive, with the Phase 2b trial indicating Lupuzor could be more efficaceous, faster acting and lack the side effects of GSK's Benlysta (Benlimumab....