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Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease which affects any part of the body, including the skin, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The immune system attacks the cells and tissues of the body, resulting to inflammation and tissue damage.

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Kidney involvement??

Started by Kelly in General. Last reply by Alex 15 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi everyone. At this point, I have "mild lupus" meaning no organ involvement. I had a WHOLE bunch of blood work done as I am attempting to enter a clinical drug trial for new lupus drug. The nurse just called, and we are still awaiting some results.…Continue

Invitro fertilization and Lupus

Started by Aria in General. Last reply by pfkpgh 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello ladies .Does any one went thru invitro fertility treatment wile having lupus or any other auto immune disease ?If yes can you please share tips or expirions ?I had 3 miscarriages and I'm loosing hope and also I'm afraid if I will continue it…Continue


Started by Calla Lilly in General on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Please read the attached article....if you have never asked your gastro or pcp about Candida ask now. …Continue

Does it help or hurt us

Started by LupusRRJ in General. Last reply by LupusRRJ 23 minutes ago. 11 Replies

Does it help or hurt us to talk about our illness or should we just be living our life? I find that even  though I like coming to the site for help and encouragement through conversation, I wonder if it hurts me or help me. I think about lupus a lot…Continue


Started by Laura Dickerson in General. Last reply by Byrd yesterday. 5 Replies

I go back to see my rheumyin 2 weeks. I know he will answer this question but dont want to wait that long. I got recent bloodwork from clinic (they gave to me to take to Dr) my ANA was 1:320???? First time ANA was 1:40 and Dr wasn't concerned with…Continue


Started by Calla Lilly in General. Last reply by Flygirl yesterday. 16 Replies

I am curious if others have dealt with Candida and to what extent.  I am going through tests now to see if I still have Candida in my intestines and getting and endoscopy done to check for Candida in my esophagus along with checking for other…Continue

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