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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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Hi everyone I am not sure if I am writing to vent or get some great suggestions maybe a little bit of both. I have been having a hard time the last three years going from flare up to flare up. My doctor put me on methotrexate and it seemed to help…Continue
Saw a new rheumy. Today so far I like him. It's hard starting with a new one because they want to run their own tests. So it's like back to square one but I think I'll be happy with him!He had looked at my earlier labs and it showed that my kidneys…Continue
I had a minor surgical procedure to remove a spur under my extensor tendon which was creating an ulcer from rubbing on the shoe. The surgeon fashioned a water proof bandage by placing the adhesive used for IV lines over gauze. Within 24 hours my…Continue
Had an appointment with my rheumatologist today, it's been 6 weeks since our last...in that time I've had a tendon tear in the ball of my foot, "gross"amounts of blood in my urine with clots, anemia with iron deficiency diagnosis, difficult lung…Continue
Wow! What a day! It was my first day back and I am completely exhausted! It was so much fun though being back into civilization for the first time in over a year. I was pretty nervous and antsy till I got through each class and got a feel for it…Continue
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