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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.
Symptoms of lupus vary from person to person, and may come and go. Almost everyone with Lupus has joint pain and swelling. Some develop arthritis. Frequently affected joints are the fingers, hands, wrists, and knees. Please click on FIRST TIME USERS and WELCOME! tabs for helpful info, also the Help tab for Links . THANKS!
Over the past toe and a half years I have developed a pretty significant contracture on the base of my pinky and ring finger in the palm of my hand, Other things take pain precedence however I am sure that at some time a procedure/surgery is going…Continue
I started Plaquinel and Prednisone on Friday. Saturday I was a wreck because I didn't eat enough before taking the Prednisone, and got really sick. But Sunday I felt great! Lots of energy, happy, and my kidney didn't hurt. I was really…Continue
I have had pain in arms and hands for years. But I have developed 3 trigger fingers in the past 3 months. Two are mainly in the morning when my hands are so swollen. But one is all the time. Anytime I make even a slight fist it gets stuck. That one…Continue
Does anyone have trouble with swelling? I have woken up several times and felt/looked like a tick ready to pop! I have really watched my salt intake but seems the least bit can do this? First visit to rheumy on August 14th, can't get here fast…Continue
Got up this morning feeling fine. Suddenly at 330 I'm feeling this horrible joint pain. Can barely walk. Can't stop crying. Took a Ultram 50 mg but it's done Nothing. I've never felt this so suddenly before. Like one minute I was fine and literally…Continue
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